Siobhan Kelleher Kukolic

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

Month: February 2019

What do I believe that is limiting me?

I was listening to psychologist and meditation teacher Tara Brach on the Tim Ferriss podcast the other day.  She asked, “What do I believe that is limiting me?”  Do I, like many others, suffer from imposter syndrome?  Do I think I’m not smart enough, thin enough, friendly enough, organized enough?  Do I think I’m bad at presentations or networking or making money?   Continue reading

Shallow

When Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper sang the Oscar-nominated, original song Shallow at the Oscars last night, it was arguably the highlight of the evening.  It went on to win the coveted award and in her acceptance speech, Lady Gaga (whose stage name was created after the Queen song Radio Ga Ga which is a funny twist of fate as the movie Bohemian Rhapsody was also up for multiple awards last night) said, “This is hard work. I’ve worked hard for a long time. It’s not about winning — what it’s about is not giving up. If you have a dream, fight for it. There’s a discipline for passion, and it’s not about how many times you get rejected or you fall down or get beaten up. It’s about how many times you stand up and are brave and keep going.” Continue reading

Not to crowd his day

Essayist and poet Henry David Thoreau said, “The really efficient labourer will be found not to crowd his day with work, but will saunter to his task surrounded by a wide halo of ease and leisure.  There will be a wide margin for relaxation in his day.  He is only earnest to secure the kernels of time and does not exaggerate the value of the husk.  Why should the hen set all day?  She can lay but one egg, and besides she will not have picked up the materials for a new one.  Those who work much do not work hard.” Continue reading

Yesterday changed you

Each day you arrive in your life you are a new person.  Yesterday changed you.  What you experienced, what you read, who you met, where you went.  Your mind sees things differently today. Continue reading

Family Day

Today is Family Day.  A day to sleep in, eat breakfast, walk outside, watch movies and spend time with the people who matter the most. Continue reading

Fight or flight stance

Professional volleyball player and model Gabby Reece mentioned that the fight or flight stance is hunched forward with your shoulders and head down.  This is also the way we spend the majority of our day bent over our computers and phones.  We are embodying the fight or flight stance which then morphs into our mindset and stress levels. Continue reading

Content human beings

I was listening to Tim Ferriss interview Laird Hamilton and Gabrielle Reese on his podcast this morning.  Gabrielle Reese is a professional volleyball player and model and her husband Laird Hamilton is a surfer.  When Tim asked them what their goal is when it comes to parenting, Laird said he wanted to create content human beings. Continue reading

The Beatles landed

Fifty-five years ago, in February 1964, the Beatles landed in New York for their first American tour.  There were 5,000 screaming fans at the airport to greet them.  Beatlemania had begun. Continue reading

The day my ego died

I have been thinking a lot lately about the day my ego died.  I mean, we all have an ego.  That part of us that doesn’t want to be embarrassed.  Doesn’t want to look like we don’t know the answer.  Cares about what other people think of us. Continue reading

An Irish dance competition

This past weekend I travelled to Cleveland, Ohio on a bus trip to an Irish dance competition with my three kids.  I know they won’t be dancing forever, so I jump at the chance to see all three of them participating in an extracurricular activity together.  I love how all the dancers cheer each other on from the sidelines, congratulate those who reach a goal and support those who didn’t end up where they wanted on a given day. Continue reading

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