Archive for the 'Diversity' Category

The Intersectionality of Pride

l Strange to think of how we should be wearing glitter, rainbows and drinking overpriced drinks while smiling at strangers as we feel united by being present to celebrate Pride.  Strange to think that on the 50th anniversary of Pride, where globally there were massive celebrations planned most of us are sitting on our phones […]

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What Buddhism means to me

In a guest blog to celebrate Buddha Day we have an inspiring personal story: As I write this I am reflecting on the title, what Buddhism means to me, I’m more inclined to ask: Why I am a Buddhist? I have been aware of Buddhism for most of my life. Growing up in Catholic Ireland […]

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Sharing our story with the nation

Image courtesy of RTÉ A few weeks ago Helen and I found ourselves walking down the steps, carefully so as not to trip, onto the set and into the arms of Ryan Tubridy, the host of Ireland’s long-running television chat show. Wow. It followed our piece on his radio show last year where we seemed […]

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International Women’s Day 2020

Today we celebrate International Women’s Day. I have had the privilege of having an insight into the world of women. I grew up in very much a female dominate household. I have no brothers but two sisters. Early in my development, I gained a confidence of being in the company of women. I, perhaps, developed […]

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Happy Pay Day Ladies!

Today, 4th March 2020 is considered to be Women’s Pay Day in the UK.  Today is the date on which female employees start getting paid compared to their male counterparts, indicating that women work 63 days for free. In Ireland research shows that women are generally paid 16% less than their male colleagues.  We are working our […]

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Storytelling

Telling your story is a powerful act. To bare your soul, to tell someone something you have never shared with anyone else can be empowering and therapeutic. This was well known throughout history where this ancient tradition of storytelling, so rich and rife in all cultures, may have been the earliest form of psychotherapy. Of […]

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