Siobhan Kukolic

Words to inspire the belief that we have all we need to be the change we wish to see.

Month: August 2017

Comfort zones

Comfort zones.  Nothing creative or trailblazing or out-of-the-box or ground-breaking ever happens there.

And it’s easy to stay there.  But once you leave, a whole new world opens up. Fresh ideas and feelings and people.  It’s so rejuvenating.

As writer Neale Donald Walsch once said, “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” Continue reading

I have a dream

Fifty-four years ago this month, on August 28th, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. gave his “I Have A Dream” speech.  Two hundred and fifty thousand civil rights activists had gathered at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington to hear it.

He said, “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin, but by the content of their character.” Continue reading

Happiness comes before success

I’m reading The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor.  If you haven’t watched his TED Talk, it’s a must.  He reminds us through years of research he did while at Harvard that happiness comes before success.  Not the other way around.

So many of us think we will be happy when we meet that special someone, graduate, get a job, earn a promotion, buy a house, have children or lose weight. But research shows that if we are happier where we are, we will end up getting to where we need to be at a much quicker pace. Continue reading

People are just as wonderful as sunsets

I saw a quote this morning that inspired me.  Psychologist Carl Rogers once said, “People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be.  When I look at a sunset, I don’t find myself saying, ‘Soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner.’  I don’t try to control a sunset.  I watch with awe as it unfolds.”   Continue reading

When our soul is full

Our soul is kind of like a gas tank.  If it gets drained, we lose steam, can’t get ahead and may even break down.  But when we surround ourselves with experiences that inspire us and people who support us, our soul is full and ready to embrace the journey. It is empowering. Continue reading

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