June 5, 2024 Eileen

Recently, I have experienced a great deal of growth, learning, and un-learning . The biggest shift has been the deep realisation that change really is an inside job. I already knew this on an intellectual level, but needed to fully embody and embrace it. Nobody else can feel the wind in my face. Nobody else can process my emotions. Nobody else can live my life the way I live my life. This is both liberating and terrifying for all of us. It’s liberating because it means that we have total autonomy over our own decisions, behaviours, attitudes, and thoughts. It’s…

August 14, 2023 Eileen


Where does your mind go when you hear the word ‘abundance’?

The dictionary definition says ‘more than enough of anything’.THE EMPOWERMENT EFFECT

Some of the world’s great teachers have their own definitions.

 “Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into.” ~ Wayne Dyer

“The key to abundance is meeting limited circumstances with unlimited thoughts.” ~ Marianne Williamson

“Abundance is about being rich, with or without money.” ~ Suze Orman

But the one who comes closest to the truth of abundance is writer, Mark Twain, who said 

“If you want love and abundance in your life, give it away.”

It seems counter-intuitive to give away your abundance, especially when you’ve worked hard to have it! But feeling free and confidence enough to give your love, money, time, attention … to others is the key to creating a flow of all good things in your life.

This includes paying your bills, giving someone your full attention, sharing the fruits of your garden – anything that involves you transferring some of what you have to another.

But it’s not WHAT you give, or HOW MUCH you give that counts.

What really matters is HOW you give.

Are you paying your bills with fear or resistance? 

Are you spending time with someone begrudgingly?

Are you giving with the expectation of getting something in return?

But here’s the thing!

If you have bills, you have them because you consumed something – electricity, gas, the use of your phone, your car insurance. If you’re paying a lot of income tax, it means you have a lot of income to be taxed.

That’s a blessing.

If there are people in your life who would benefit from your time and undivided attention, you have people in your life!

That’s a blessing.

If your garden is full of fruit and vegetables, it’s because you have a garden and the ability to grow produce.

That’s a blessing.

Imagine if you could feel as good about giving – in any capacity – as you do about receiving?

Try it!

Next time you pay for something, do it with an attitude of gratitude that you have the means to pay for that thing.

Next time you sit with someone, be there knowing that you are blessed to be a source of support for that person.

Give generously and with gratitude, even if you don’t have much to give right now.

Abundance is an energy and all energy needs to move!

The more you allow your abundance to flow from the inside out, the more abundance you will experience, because you are creating the space for it.

Try it for yourself.

You have nothing to lose but a sense of fear and lack.

January 24, 2021 Eileen

Every day, I take myself and the dog along the same 20-minute route, and every day I see something different because it is the nature of our world to continuously change, adapt and transform.

And yet, human beings doggedly hold on to the illusion that we are in control. Modern civilisation has been built on our desire to control and our belief that we, as the most highly evolved sophisticated, educated, creative and intelligent beings, can make the world dance to our tune.

What is untamed frightened us.

We kill, cage, or domesticate wild animals. 

January 19, 2021 Eileen

Push or Pull? 

One of the advantages of getting older is that you find out more and more about what motivates you. The downside of this is that it gets increasingly difficult to lie to yourself.

For example, I now know that I need to make a public commitment in order to be able to stick to an exercise program. At the moment, I am taking part in 100 Days of Walking. It’s been relatively easy so far to stay on track, because the weather has been reasonable for the last 3 weeks.

However, I know myself well enough to be aware that I am going to need a little extra motivation to keep going when those miserable, sideways rain days we get in the west of Ireland inevitably dawn soon.

January 31, 2023 Eileen

WHY YOU CAN’T HAVE ONE WITHOUT THE OTHER I fully believe that we are presented with learning opportunities every single day of our lives, and recently I have experienced an abundance of lessons! The biggest lesson has been about Integrity. Integrity is one of my most important core values, and it took a loving and courageous friend to show me where I was not fully honouring it. I was not practicing what I preach to everyone willing to listen about being kind to yourself, and allowing your unique and precious light to shine! Which brings me to the topic of…

May 24, 2022 Eileen

Many years ago, when our children were quite young, my husband was a smoker. self-worth

No matter how tight money was, he needed (and got) his cigarettes every day. It was a non-negotiable, accepted fact that feeding his habit was a priority. And nobody thought it was weird, or selfish.

Apart from the health implications, nobody mentioned what his tobacco addiction cost the family because it was embraced as part of who he was.

self-worthJust like insisting on decent toilet paper is part of who I am!

The amazing thing is, that our budget always stretched to accommodate the cigarettes (and the good toilet paper).

Thankfully, he doesn’t smoke anymore but it got me thinking about what is non-negotiable in my life – besides good quality toilet paper.

Where will I not compromise?

Or, more importantly, where am I settling for less?

Try it for yourself.

Your weekly groceries can be very revealing!

Is there even one item on your shopping list that is non-negotiable?

Do you prioritise yourself even once a week?

What’s the worst that could happen if you gave yourself permission to splash out and buy the nice coffee, or the good chocolate, or the soft toilet paper?

Life is one big experiment.

September 29, 2020 Eileen

‘Imagine’ is a magic word!

It opens up all sorts of possibilities and encourages us to broaden our minds and allow our thoughts to roam free.

It encourages us to look in all directions and dimensions.

We can imagine what life will be like in five, ten, twenty years time.

We can imagine how it feels to be that bird in the tree, or that cow in the field.

We can imagine flying to the moon and visiting the stars.

And we can imagine what it must be like to experience a different life.

In fact, we can imagine just about anything – there are no limits.

September 27, 2020 Eileen

My mantra for most of my life was ‘Blessed are those who expect nothing for they shall not be disappointed.’ I expected nothing and that’s exactly what I got! Sometimes, life was very good to me and surprised me with wonderful blessings in spite of my neutral attitude. Most of the time, I coasted along, making do, getting by and surrounded by mediocrity. Everything was alright. But very little was WONDERFUL I was going through life on my parking lights. Very occasionally, I might self-consciously switch on my headlights for a short time. But I’d quickly turn them off again…

September 21, 2020 Eileen

How often do we get stuck focused on the Obstacles in our path to a goal? We know where we want to go.We know what steps we need to take to get there.Maybe we even create a plan!We feel positive and motivated and energised. Then … all the Obstacles are activated. They invade our thoughts. They impair our actions. They grow and multiply and cripple us. They overwhelm us. They fool us into believing that our goal is impossible. It’s not worth the effort and the hassle. We’ll be better off abandoning the idea and staying small. What Happened? Our focus…

September 21, 2020 Eileen

The Empowerment Effect is a lifelong process of becoming the best possible version of the unique creation that is YOU, with the added intention of guiding others to do the same as we all live, learn, grow and transform from the inside out.

What would our world be like if every person recognised that they have the potential to make a positive difference simply by being the best possible version of themselves?

What if each one of us was determined to make life better for even one other person, creating a ripple effect of transformation and empowerment?