Media, Blogs & Interviews

Calodagh, our CEO writes a weekly article on wellbeing circulated in Independent News and Media owned regional publications around Ireland. She also writes regular wellbeing blogs and has appeared on RTE Nationwide and various radio shows. Regular updates including articles, videos and our latest events are available in our newsletter. To subscribe, click here. To get in touch contact info@spiritualearth.com.

Employee engagement and company growth

There is a lot of talk about employee engagement these days. It is a term that was coined and became popular in management theory in the 1990s. With business growth, the number one objective for most businesses in 2019, engaged employees are the number one…

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Problems – Why me?

How you view and deal with your problems is a big factor in your wellbeing, stress levels and growth in life. As long as we are alive, we will have problems. Some are bigger and others are smaller and some we solve or make bigger…

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The not to do list

We are all familiar with the ‘to do’ list but the lesser known family member of this famous list, the ‘not to do’ list is also valuable.  I recently asked a range of trusted friends to share what is top of their not to do list.  I…

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Burnout

Burnout is a ‘physical or mental collapse caused by overwork or stress’. It affects people, employees, teams, companies and profits. It affects the person and all those around them at home, in their communities and at work. It is a loss to people and society…

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Financial wellbeing

Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pound ought and six, result misery. Charles Dickens, David Copperfield. Financial distress is not a new story. It is an old one and has affected people for as…

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Stress less, achieve more

Stress is the epidemic of our time. The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work recently reported that 22% of employees in Ireland experience stress at work “always” or “most of the time”.  This is the third highest in Europe.  At one of my recent…

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Mindfulness in schools

At a time when many are questioning what the British Government are thinking (with Brexit and everything else that is going on), it is encouraging to see them make the intelligent decision of trialling mindfulness as a subject in 370 schools from now to 2021….

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The benefits of meditation

Meditation has so many benefits for mind, body and spirit – much more than stress relief. You can do it almost anywhere. It simply involves focusing your awareness on something. A sound, your breath, walking, a candle or even a mantra. Different types resonate with…

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Digital wellbeing

The most important thing to remember about technology is that it is there to improve your life and not take away from it. Your life is at the centre. Technology has transformed all of our lives in so many positive ways but with that has…

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The wellbeing wheel

Our wellbeing works likes a wheel with different areas of our life and the various wellbeing pillars acting as the spokes. If any area is out of balance, life won’t flow and we won’t feel right in ourselves. The different wellbeing pillars are: physical, mental,…

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Bullying at work

Many things can deeply affect our wellbeing, our sense of self, freedom and who we are every day. Bullying is one of those things. It can affect anyone and happen almost anywhere – in the playground, at school, work, in your social or sports club,…

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The cost of procrastination

Procrastination is the action of avoiding delaying or postponing something that needs to be accomplished. It is a habitual and intentional delay of starting or completing a task despite negative consequences. So many of us are masters of it in at least some area (or areas) of our…

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Building confidence

Confidence is defined as a feeling or belief that one can have faith in or rely on someone or something. When we have confidence in ourselves we can rely on ourselves to be who we want to be and be our best and true self…

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Posture

When we are young we often get reminded by parents and teachers to ‘sit up straight’. While it can be irritating to hear, this is a very important message. The benefits of good posture are immense and the costs of bad posture are high. Having…

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Goals

Goal-setting is a key foundation for your growth and success. A goal is an: ‘idea of the future or desired result that a person or group envisions, plans and commits to achieve’ within a timeframe. They say only 3 percent of Americans have goals written…

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Making space

Summer is a great time for enjoyment of life, people and nature. If you want to enjoy more of what you want in life, you need space to do so. Making space involves letting go of things that are not benefiting you, ‘stuff’ that takes…

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Why wellbeing at work?

With so many pressures on organisational leadership – sales, strategy, growth, staffing, training, product development, targets, deadlines, compliance and GDPR to name a few, some can be slow to prioritise wellbeing at work. However, the research is now showing very clearly that wellbeing at work…

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Laughter is the best medicine!

April 1st, April Fools’ day is a timely reminder for all of us of the importance of laughter in our lives. Laughter has so many benefits. It is an instant holiday from your life. It reduces the levels of stress hormones cortisol, epinephrine (adrenaline) and…

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The quest for balance

We hear a lot about balance these days… finding your balance, work-life balance, being in or out of balance and being off-balance.  But what does it mean? Balance is defined as a situation or state in which different elements are equal or in the correct…

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Loneliness

In modern life, there are more ways than ever to connect. We connect through the more traditional channels or through social media and virtual networking. We meet others through social and sports clubs, at school, work, Church, dating aps, meet-up groups, chat rooms and through a…

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Friends and friendship

‘Friendship… is not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything’ Muhammad Ali. Friendship is a relationship of mutual affection between people. Friends are one of life’s greatest gifts. Friendship nourishes the heart and…

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Mercer 2015

82% of employees are facing increased stress which is leading to reduced concentration, job satisfaction and productivity at work.