Siobhan Kelleher Kukolic

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

Month: May 2018 (page 1 of 2)

What if you wanted to do both?

Getting into medical school is hard.  Getting drafted into the NFL and being a starter is harder.  What if you wanted to do both?  People would probably tell you it’s impossible. Continue reading

George Washington

Two hundred and sixty four years ago, on May 28th, 1754, a 22-year-old lieutenant colonel named George Washington won a battle against the French in Pennsylvania which started the global Seven Years’ War.  When Britain, France and Spain were all fighting over the North American colonies. Continue reading

You are the books you read

A quote from designer Jac Vanek made me stop and think this week.  She said, “You are the books you read, the films you watch, the music you listen to, the people you meet, the dreams you have, the conversations you engage in.  You are what you take from these.  You are the sound of the ocean, the breath of fresh air, the brightest light and the darkest corner.  You are a collective of every experience you have had in your life.  You are every single day.  So drown yourself in a sea of knowledge and existence.  Let the words run through your veins and let the colours fill your mind.” Continue reading

Negative and positive ions

There are negative and positive ions all around us.  And in fact, the negative ions are better for us.  They are found in the woods and by waterfalls.  Positive ions are not great for us.  They are found in clothes dryers, phones, computers and air pollution.

But the positive and negative will always be there.  We need positive and negative charges to make electricity.  We can go for a walk in nature, but if we want to communicate our inspiration from that walk, it will most likely be done on a computer.  Negative ions and positive ions together again. Continue reading

Watching Prince Harry marry Meghan Markle

I thoroughly enjoyed watching Prince Harry marry Meghan Markle last weekend.  The simplicity of her dress, the choir singing Stand By Me, the award-winning teen cellist who was invited to perform at the ceremony, the heartfelt preacher, the fascinators, the palpable love, the handpicked flowers, the booming cheers from the crowds, the strong mothers who helped lead the bride and groom to that moment.  I laughed and cried and clapped like it was my own family wedding. Continue reading

A family wedding

This may sound crazy, but I feel like I’ll be watching a family wedding this weekend.

I was 9 years old when I watched Diana get married.  And I was 25 years old when I watched her funeral.

I will never forget seeing her two boys walking behind her casket.  Especially Harry.  Only 12 years old. Continue reading

What do we know for sure?

What do we know for sure?  I used to think I knew a lot of things for sure.  No grey areas.  But the older I get, the more I read books and experience things and meet new people, I feel less sure about what I know.   And that feeling keeps me curious and growing and on my toes. Continue reading

Are we where we want to be?

As a new week starts, are we where we want to be?  Doing what we want to be doing?

I was reminded when listening to a speaker last week that we must set daily goals.  Even five small things we want to accomplish.  Maybe reaching out to a handful of people to share our story and ask for input. Continue reading

Been a mom now for 15 years

I’ve been a mom now for 15 years.  We’ve laughed, cried, screamed, sang, travelled, walked, chased, swam and ran.  We’ve moved four times, competed in international Irish dance competitions, rented cabins, watched stars, studied for tests, played hockey, gone fishing, and read books. Continue reading

The cost of taking a risk

What is the cost of taking a risk?  Poet and philosopher Henry David Thoreau said, “The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.”

Is it worth it?  That’s up to you. Continue reading

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