10 Weeks to Wellbeing: Week 2

September 15, 2014

[This article first appeared in my wellbeing column in the Irish edition of the Sunday Mirror, Sun 14th September 2014. You can read Week 1 here.] Self Human beings are storytellers. We’ve been describing our experiences and passing on tales of others’ for as long […]

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10 Weeks to Wellbeing: Week 1

September 8, 2014

[This article first appeared in my wellbeing column in the Irish edition of the Sunday Mirror, Sun 7th September 2014] Autumn is a time traditionally associated with harvest; with gathering in and taking stock. It’s also a time when seeds fall from the trees to […]

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Dream It. Do It. Love It… Relaunched!

September 8, 2014

Since I first launched the Dream It. Do It. Love It. blog back in 2010, there’ve been a lot of big changes with soulambition and in my personal life – moving my ‘underground cabaret’ Sofa Sessions from my living room to the Ulster Hall; moving out of […]

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Climb That Mountain! Charity fundraiser coaching promo

August 24, 2013

*UPDATE: All of the slots have now been booked; thanks to everyone who supported the promotion/Conor’s climb! You can still donate to his fund here and/or buy the charity single here.* It’s been quite some time since I’ve written a post on here – life […]

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Sofa Sessions #8: International Women’s Day

February 22, 2013

Sofa Session #8 on the 8th March – how symmetrical. For International Women’s Day, I’ll be performing with a line-up of musicians, artists and writers keen to share their craft (and stories) with you along an international/travel theme, in a one-hour lunchtime special. Music The […]

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Sofa Sessions #7: Belfast Music Week

October 24, 2012

I can’t quite believe it, but this is now the 7th Soul Ambition Sofa Session. The first was held in my living room in south Belfast back in January 2010, where they were held until I moved out and the Ulster Hall invited me to […]

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Sofa Sessions #6: Culture Night Belfast 2012

September 1, 2012

On Friday 21st September 2012, I’ll be bringing you another line-up of great performers in a special edition of the Sofa Sessions for Culture Night Belfast 2012. This street-level cabaret of music and dance will take place in the porch of the historic Ulster Hall and is completely free to attend. Come […]

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Thank-you to all involved in Sofa Sessions #5!

May 25, 2012

I don’t even know where to start. Thank-you so much to all the incredible performers, audience and staff at the Ulster Hall. I have loved every single Sofa Session since the first, and it felt like such a gamble to move it to a prestigious venue, […]

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Sofa Sessions #5: Ulster Hall 150th Festival

May 15, 2012

In January 2010, I kicked off the first Soul Ambition Sofa Session in my living room in south Belfast. Pairing visiting musicians with local performers, with a backdrop of original artwork and with intervals of poetry and stand-up, I wanted to host relaxed, intimate events […]

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How to be happier in the job you have while you plan for the job you want

March 5, 2012

If you want to improve your situation, the first step is to accept the situation you’re in at this very moment. This does not mean ‘settling’ or resigning yourself to it – it’s about not creating more stress by trying to resist where you actually […]

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Long-term job-hunters? How to stay motivated!

February 7, 2012

Can’t seem to get a break in the current job market, despite your best efforts? Feeling demoralized and demotivated? Feel like you’ve been on a long road and no end is in sight? In difficult economic times, you can be doing everything right and still […]

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Low on Money, Rich in Time? Consider Skill Swapping

February 22, 2011

So you’re trying to improve your career prospects with some new training, but you’ve no spare funds to invest in it. Or maybe you’re out of work and struggling to pay for necessary (and not-so-necessary) services. You’ve got little money, but a lot of time. […]

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Make Your Own Luck (With Help From Other People)

October 22, 2010

If you believe you are lucky, you are more likely to be lucky. Research shows that optimists achieve more, have better health, live longer and enjoy better relationships with people. So whilst there are times when it pays to be pessimistic – when the consequences […]

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