How to Handle Dark Times

How to Handle Dark Times
Reading time: 6 minutes Jan 16th 2017

Life brings with it unbridled joy and deep, dark despair. Sometimes it brings both simultaneously. The truth is that much of your success and well-being in life depends on your ability to handle the dark times and appreciate the joy. There is no fairness in life. Bad things happen to good people and good things often happen to bad people….

Handling Technology Anxiety

Handling Technology Anxiety
Reading time: 5 minutes Jan 9th 2017

Handling Technology Anxiety I’m very aware of the irony of some of the suggestions that may follow and the fact that you are reading this on a computer, tablet or phone screen. Modern technology is a big part of the way we live these days. Your ability to get more done, reach more people and spread your ideas is dependent…

HOW TO MAKE 2017 SIMPLY BRILLIANT

HOW TO MAKE 2017 SIMPLY BRILLIANT
Reading time: 4 minutes Dec 19th 2016

How to make 2017 simply brilliant Every New Year’s Day, millions of people across the globe engage in a tradition known as ‘New Year’s Resolutions’. With a wink and a smile they pick something they are going to stop doing, start doing or change and they vow to make it happen. Usually it is a matter of days or weeks…

23 TED & TEDx talks to watch over Christmas

23 TED & TEDx talks to watch over Christmas
Reading time: 6 minutes Dec 19th 2016

23 TED & TEDx talks to watch over Christmas So, with all of my TEDx talk shenanigans over the last few months I figured it might be useful to share some great examples of TED and TEDx talks with you. A TED or TEDx talk usually takes between 3 and 18 minutes and attempts to convey one key idea which is…

THE FAKE NEWS OF OUR MINDS

THE FAKE NEWS OF OUR MINDS
Reading time: 6 minutes Nov 28th 2016

Recently, I’ve been reading a lot of blog posts and articles on ‘Fake News’. It seems that in both Brexit and the recent American Election, there has been a proliferation of made up news where websites have concocted an imaginary piece of news which then goes viral and is taken as true by millions of people. In this post, I…

TEDx – Mind Control: How to win the war in your head

TEDx – Mind Control: How to win the war in your head
Reading time: 1 minute Nov 21st 2016

In this age of propaganda, we find ourselves influenced not only by the voices of traditional and social media, but by our own inner voices. In this unique piece blending science and inspiration, Psychologist and Performance Poet, Owen Fitzpatrick, shares his own heartfelt journey through depression and low self-esteem. He describes the key to taking back control of our minds…

How to win the war of your mind

How to win the war of your mind
Reading time: 3 minutes Nov 21st 2016

How to win the war of your mind My experience in doing a TEDx talk was wonderful. Having applied a number of times in various countries, I finally got the opportunity just a few miles from where I grew up. The way it was organised was terrific, the audience were wonderful and it was a real privilege. The idea I…

THE BRAIN APP

THE BRAIN APP
Reading time: 3 minutes Oct 29th 2016

One of the things that I think can make a big difference to people is when we find simple ways of teaching them important concepts. Recently, in preparing for a presentation, I came up with a simple way of teaching three of the most important concepts that I believe helps people to deal with their problems in the most effective…

Inspiration in a world of sound bites

Inspiration in a world of sound bites
Reading time: 3 minutes Oct 24th 2016

A few days ago, I delivered a talk to the Irish Cancer Society at their annual event. There were approximately 600 people in the audience and I was speaking to them for thirty minutes. The audience mostly consisted of those struggling with cancer, cancer survivors and their families. A significant portion of the speech was to be about motivation and,…

You Got This

You Got This
Reading time: 1 minute Oct 18th 2016

YOU GOT THIS  In my new video, I have an important message for you – a key reminder to help you when you face a challenging situation. Check out the video category in my blog for more great videos…… If you liked this and would like to sign up to be the first to receive new videos and more informative content from…