Book Review: Off Balance (Matthew Kelly)

I read a nice short book recently which got me to think differently about the perennial question that every worker now faces: “how do I find the balance between work and my life?” We live in a crazy, always on, smartphone-centered world. The answer Kelly gives is that we’re asking the wrong question. I was … Continue reading Book Review: Off Balance (Matthew Kelly)

Tramore’s Beach & Backstrand

Everybody from Tramore, and probably anyone living within an hour’s drive, loves the beach in Tramore. At Christmas time, with so many people home, you release how special it is to have on our doorstep. I’ve been walking down the beach every day. It’s a great place to meet neighbours, friends, runners, dogs, horses, kitesurfers, … Continue reading Tramore’s Beach & Backstrand

Book Review: Flow

Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmaiazyi The subtitle gives you the idea of what this book is about “the classic work on how to achieve happiness”. A bold claim, but given a recommendation by Enda McNulty, where her explained how powerful this thinking was, I wanted to read this book. It didn’t disappoint - everyone from student, … Continue reading Book Review: Flow

Book Review: The Body Electric

Reading medical books for leisure isn’t one of my preferred hobbies. But I did just read a really insightful book called “The Body Electric: Electromagnetism And The Foundation Of Life” (see Amazon page). It was published over 30 years ago by a top researcher in the US, Robert Becker. You might think it’s dated or … Continue reading Book Review: The Body Electric

John Power – An Inspiration For Us All

Do you remember where you were in August 2005? The news was full of the war in Iraq, Tiger Woods was at the peak of his powers, apparently “Bad Day” by Daniel Powter was at no.1 (I admit, had to lookup the YouTube video) and Tyrone and Cork were on their way to All-Ireland success. … Continue reading John Power – An Inspiration For Us All

A Few Good Reads: Part 2

Recently I reviewed two cycling books, but this blog is about two different but absorbing books. First, The Happiness Advantage helped me understand success in life; while the second, The Day the World Came to Town, was a great people story about a tragic event, 9/11. The Happiness Advantage, Shawn Achor This book sounded like … Continue reading A Few Good Reads: Part 2

A Few Good Cycling Reads

I've read a bunch of good books lately. Reading is a great way to switch off - it absorbs all of your attention. You can't tweet and read. You can't talk and read. You can't drive and read. It's all consuming. Which is something we don't have enough of these days, with constant distractions of … Continue reading A Few Good Cycling Reads

Books Worth Reading

Here’s a selection of books I’ve read over the past year that I think you might like – a mix of sports books, crime fiction, adventurers biographies and more. Healthy Intelligent Training: The Proven Principles of Arthur Lydiard by Keith Livingstone I’ve written before about my shift to understanding movement and the application of barefoot … Continue reading Books Worth Reading