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Siobhan Kelleher Kukolic

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

Month: December 2019

The last time

We never know when it will be the last time.  The last time we get up at 2 a.m. to feed a baby.  The last time we give our child a bath.  The last time we read a book together.  The last time we tie their skates before a hockey game.  The last time we have tea with a special person.  The last time we travel or walk or run or remember. Continue reading

The roads that led from yesterday to today

It was 1863 in Ireland.  Thady Conlon was 36 years old.  He had seen some hard years in his late teens during the Great Famine.  Now he decided to travel south to find work and maybe meet someone to share his life with.  He packed his meager belongings and started out. Continue reading

Our thoughts are everything

Our thoughts are everything.  As Shakespeare once said, “There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.”  Neuroscientist Sam Harris mentioned in his Waking Up app that thoughts are embedded in everything.  In the construction of our walls, the recipes on our tables, the engines in our cars, the fashion on our bodies, the programs in our classrooms.  Someone thought it up and took action to make it happen.  Continue reading

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

I’m currently reading The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey.  He said, “Our character, basically, is a composite of our habits. ‘Sow a thought, reap an action; sow an action, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow a character, reap a destiny,’ the maxim goes.” Continue reading

A month full of extremes

December is a month full of extremes.  Excitement, overwhelm, joy, to-do lists, concerts, sleeplessness, surprises, routine, indulgence and going without. Continue reading

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