Siobhan Kelleher Kukolic

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

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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

In Honour of Bell Let’s Talk Day

In honour of Bell Let’s Talk Day, here is an excerpt from my book, The Treasure You Seek.

January 27, 2016
“There is a crack in everything; that’s how the light gets in.”

One in five Canadians suffers from mental illness. Although the topic is being discussed more and more, there is still a stigma attached to it whether it is at work, as a parent, or among friends. Continue reading

Sam Kass

I read about Sam Kass in Michelle Obama’s book Becoming.  He was the head chef at the White House.  But I didn’t know his back story.  I heard it last week on Tim Ferriss’ podcast and it was so inspiring.  He went to the University of Chicago on a baseball scholarship and did a history degree because he was always interested in how we got to where we ended up.  He mentioned a tidbit about professional baseball that I found extremely interesting.  He said the top professional baseball players have a 30 per cent success rate.  So the best players in the league fail 70 per cent of the time.  How inspiring is that?  They hit more but they also swing more.  A lesson for us all. Continue reading

A good friend of mine said goodbye

This week a good friend of mine said goodbye to her 45-year-old sister Yola who lost a brave battle with cancer.  At the service there was standing room only in the chapel, in the hallways and in a big double overflow room.  What a testament to a life well-lived. Continue reading

The Magic of Thinking Big

I am currently reading The Magic of Thinking Big by David J. Schwartz.  In it he writes, “Your mind is a ‘thought factory.’   It’s a busy factory, producing countless thoughts in one day.”  He said that you make deposits in your thought bank constantly and these thoughts decide what your day will be like and if you will be successful. Continue reading

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