Nourishing Your Soul

It was late April 2018 on the day in question. I found myself north of the Arctic Circle with 10 teammates on a hiking trip across Baffin Island. With crampons on my boots, I was walking along a frozen river dragging my sled of belongings behind me. It was mid to late afternoon, the temperature…

Atlantic Ocean 2006

Together with my rowing partner, I rowed 2,500 miles across the Atlantic Ocean from the Canary Island of La Gomera to the Caribbean Island of Antigua. The voyage took 85 days and during this time, we experienced tropical storms, the tale end of a hurricane, chronic dehydration, exhaustion, hallucination and a dose of seasickness. Although…

Dressed In Excellence!

For many businesses July and August offer a time to take stock, plan for the 4th quarter of the year and of course take a well earned holiday and enjoy some down time. From both client work, as well as my personal experience of running my own consulting business, I often notice that this planned…

Rethinking Well-Being

It’s 5pm, there’s a healthy blanket of snow on the ground, the temperature has just hit -2 degrees and the “Beast from the East” is due to fully hit Ireland over the next 24 hours. I’ve just returned home after getting a few fire logs for the night. On my way back home, an observation…

The Power of a Daily Recovery Practice

The world of endurance sports and adventure is an interesting one. You are at times trying to push your mind beyond what your body is capable of, while at the same time attempting to work as physiologically efficient as possible. The paradox in this is that you need to listen to your body while also…