What has the Christian Mandate – to welcome the Stranger as Christ – have to say to our current experiences / policies of displacement

This article explores the phenomenon of displacement in the context of the post-secular age and examines it through the lens of hospitality as modelled in the Benedictine tradition and its ‘receiving’ of the ‘Other’/ the ‘Stranger as Christ, the one who is the stranger.  This article presents a variety of contexts where I argue displacement is present and includes an analysis of current immigration policies and procedures in Ireland.  Habermas proposed the concept of “post-secularism”, to address “the

By |2021-02-24T09:06:05+00:00January 22nd, 2021|Categories: Raidshe 2033|

Implementation Intentions and the Modular Mind

Implementation Intentions and the Modular Mind In the last blog entry, we looked at Implementation Intentions, developed by Professor Peter Gollwitzer in the early 1990s, and how this technique might help our financial wellbeing. It's important to read that post first, as it acts as a necessary introduction to this essay. You can read it here, In this post, we’ll look at a theory of mind that may enhance our thinking about Implementation Intentions and help

By |2021-01-29T19:30:52+00:00January 21st, 2021|Categories: Financial Trading, Denis, Financial Wellbeing|Tags: |

Financial Wellbeing and Implementation Intentions

Financial Wellbeing and Implementation Intentions One of the key drivers of financial wellbeing is an ability to do the right thing at the right time. This sounds extremely obvious – but it’s also extremely difficult to do. How many times have we lost money by simply forgetting to do what we intended to do – what we knew we had to do? We either miss opportunities, or get penalized for not paying some bill or tax on

By |2021-01-29T19:03:25+00:00January 20th, 2021|Categories: Financial Trading, Denis, Financial Wellbeing|Tags: |

Leadership and Symbolic Exchange

Leadership and Symbolic Exchange "Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them become what they are capable of being." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe As Von Goethe says, leadership is how you treat people, how you affect them. You can choose to do that for the good, or for the bad, but you can’t choose not to do it. We are all leaders. The most outstanding leaders are masters of

By |2021-01-19T21:58:26+00:00January 19th, 2021|Categories: Denis, Symbolic Exchange, Financial Wellbeing|Tags: |

Cross Laminated Timber

The 18 story Mjøstårnet building in Brumunddal, Norway, is built entirely of Cross Laminated Timber – including the elevator shafts.  The building includes a swimming pool and communal areas. Return to the Future: Building with one of our Oldest and Healthiest Materials – Timber  While the car industry has been forced to almost totally reinvent itself in the light of new understandings and the need to prevent catastrophic climate shifts, the construction industry has, so far, been

By |2021-01-26T22:23:37+00:00December 9th, 2020|Categories: Denis, Eco-Living|Tags: |

Retirees and MT4 Trading Accounts

Retirees and MT4 Trading Accounts “Investing is not a game where the guy with the 160 IQ beats the guy with the 130 IQ. Once you have ordinary intelligence, what you need is the temperament to control the urges that get other people into trouble in investing.” Warren Buffett Over the last ten years or so, online trading has developed huge retail, i.e. non-institutional, following.  There are now thousands of online brokers, operating from jurisdictions all

By |2021-01-21T18:28:31+00:00December 9th, 2020|Categories: Financial Trading, Retirees, Denis|Tags: |

Stilling the Covid 19 Tsunami of Anxiety

More and more people present with symptoms of stress and anxiety through the ebb and flow of the Covid 19 pandemic period as we continue to navigate its unpredictable and unchartered waters. Essentially, we have been negotiating, the potential of each person of all demographic, at an individual and cluster level, to contract this disease. Psychologically, we are confronted on a daily basis with a multiplicity of possibilities - keeping virus-free, contracting the virus, ending up in

By |2021-02-20T17:29:53+00:00December 7th, 2020|Categories: Anxiety, Gertrude|Tags: |

The relationship between Emotional Quotient (EQ) and Intelligence Quotient (IQ)

In my work as a Therapist, Coach and Trainer with an extensive range of organisational and individual profiles, I am seeing the centrality of the emotional intelligence to positive outcomes coming more and more recognised.What Is Emotional Intelligence?Emotional intelligence refers to the ability to identify and manage and regulate one’s own emotions. It also involves the ability to have an empathic connection with the emotional state of others and helping them regulate.The key elements that constitute emotional intelligence

By |2021-01-13T10:04:35+00:00November 9th, 2020|Categories: Gertrude, EQ and IQ|Tags: |

Transforming Worklife with Self-Empowerment

Hello, my name is Gertrude Gill. I am a psychosynthesis psychotherapist and organisational leadership coach. In this series:I will be inviting you to look closely at how you are doing in terms of self-empowerment and where you would like to be. By the end of the course you will have a deeper knowledge of yourself in terms of your relationship with your own power, your will, your choices, your responsibility to your own wellbeing.You will have identified the

By |2021-01-13T10:06:39+00:00November 9th, 2020|Categories: Gertrude, Worklife|Tags: |
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