I’m an Irish artist, writer, and qualified Co-active coach, who is passionate about exploring life with a playful curiosity. For me, life is about the unfolding exploration of who or what we are, from the surface to the depths.
I’ve traveled quite a bit, but my journey didn’t really begin until I came home. That is when I turned inward, found yoga and meditation, and started a new chapter; one I’m still on.
I’m a husband and father of two (plus a furry friend-Ted).
I’m also a web developer and software engineer from time to time.
How The Captain’s Log Was Born
Sitting in a sauna one day many years ago, the name hit me like a bolt of lightning, in what felt like the back of the head. I knew this “thought” was more than just that. It was an energy and I was absolutely certain that I was going to do something with it.
At that time, I was a regular in the self-help section of many a bookshop. As a result, I had taken an interest in journalling, mainly as a gratitude practice to help rewire my catastrophising brain so that it noticed all the good stuff in my life instead. So, the link was made, “The Captain’s Log” = a journal for life’s journey. And that is what I focussed on for the next few years.
Of course, I always knew there was much more to the original lightbulb moment than a journal. At the core, “The Captain” is just another term used for the inner authority within us all, just waiting to be listened to, so it can guide us to live the lives we were born to. That spark of creative intelligence that is way beyond the intellect or any nonsense the monkey in our heads can come up with on its own.
What motivates me
I know what it’s like to feel stuck. Whether it’s in a mind that is making you miserable or a dead-end job where you pretend the pay-check justifies the lack of fulfillment. I’ve “been there, done that”, and for much longer than I’d care to remember.
The biggest lesson I’ve learned so far is that we must all connect with and follow the call from the still small voice deep inside. Call it heart, intuition, higher self, or the divine, it doesn’t matter. It’s the closest thing we’ve got to a personal fortune teller so we had better learn to listen, trust and follow it.
I’ve spent most of my life disconnected from this superpower and now that I’ve reconnected with it, I want to help others do the same.
It takes a lot to play the game of life, but it can be so much easier and fun when we truly know ourselves first.
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