Want to breathe a little easier

Could you believe that in every moment your breath is your friend? Yes even when you panting up that 6th floor walk up. As a yogi I spend a lot of time teaching and talking breath. You see control of the mind depends on the ability to control the breath. In business circles people throw around the word mindset like a chef tosses a salad but the more conferences and meetings I attend, blogs I read, it strikes me that...

Will you climate strike?

Everyone agrees on wanting to create a better future. What that future might look like of course is where divergence begins, but it can hardly be argued that we are rather wasteful beings and one use packaging needs to be arrested and contained. [bctt tweet="My take on climate change is let's start with human change. Everyone wants to change the world but we need people who are prepared to change themselves a little." username="eilishbouchier"] Yes Gandhi was right everyone wants...

Appreciation with time, space and context

Samantha Hahn a Brooklyn based illustrator covers the New York Fashion week and in this article in The Cut Hahn talks about how illustrating the pieces makes her slow down and take time to look and see, then look again to take in the texture, the details, the form. She notices how technology has transformed the industry and its media coverage. Media by its nature needs more and more. It pulses on fast and new. Fashion like almost every other industry has moved from...

Bliss balls recipe

These are a regular at my workshops and people ask for the recipe so they must be good. They're not only delicious but filled with antioxidants. Antioxidants apparently help remove free radicals (personally I always like my radicals to be free :-) from the body to keep you looking and feeling vital and healthy! So even more reasons to make them.Raw Cacao has been deemed the highest food source for antioxidants!! Ingredients 1 cup pitted medjool dates1 cup activated nuts -...

Appreciation with time, space and context

[embed]https://samanthahahn.com/[/embed] Samantha Hahn a Brooklyn based illustrator covers the New York Fashion week and in this article in The Cut Hahn talks about how illustrating the pieces makes her slow down and take time to look and see, then look again to take in the texture, the details, the form. She notices how technology has transformed the industry and its media coverage. Media by its nature needs more and more. It pulses on fast and new. Fashion like almost every other...

PatChats for breakfast

[embed]https://youtu.be/mKRpQzhpqEE[/embed] This is a video the guys at zero limits production created for PatChats. It's a breakfast talk series I co-host with Eamon Eastwood of Taste Ireland on behalf of the Lansdowne Club. PatChats is kind of like TED talks with an accent. We started a couple of years ago in response to the changing work landscape as a place for people to meet others like them, to share, collaborate and co-create. It's peer to peer conversations on a different...

108 questions to crack the mask and spark connection

A friend tells a story of how when her son first went to childcare. He wasn't interested in playing with the other kids. No matter how much the carer would try to cajole him into joining the group, he'd decline. He wasn't crying or whinging. He seemed content enough,  just not 'socialising'. After a few weeks his Mum addressed this, asking why. There was no rational or logical response 'I'm shy.' 'There's not my people.' 'They play silly childish games.' 'I'd rather be...

Do you know your biggest brand blindspots?

Peacocks eat thorns and plants that other animals reject, then through digesting them, peacocks transform these poisons into the extraordinary beauty that is their vibrant plumage. When I work with clients they want to stand out. They want to differentiate themselves from others offering similar services or products. They always think their expertise is about what they are qualified to do, what they are trained to do. They feel this is their badge of honour. It is what helped them...

So, what is branding?

Is it a logo, is it a colour, is it a rumour, is it a plane? The word branding is loosely thrown into conversation like people speak with false familiarity about having 'done' France by touristing through Paris for 24 hours. Paris, delightfully is much more than can be fitted into a passing glance, just like a brand is more than its first impression. But if your wallet got stolen in Paris or some beautiful stranger gave you a rose, you would have a different perception...