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Clare Trails Steering Group
“These boots are made for walking”
Are you passionate about walking? Are you interested in finding out more about where you can walk in the North Clare Area? Are you interested in offering walking to potential visitors to the area? If the answer is yes, Clare Trails Steering Group invites you to attend a seminar on Walking in North Clare to be held in The Pavilion, Lisdoonvarna, at 7:30 pm on Wed Nov 23rd.
Speakers will include:
- Eimer McCarthy, Rural Recreation Officer
- Ruarai Deane, Tourism Product Development, Shannon Development
- Ger Kennedy, Clare Local Development Company and Chairperson The Burren Way
- John G O’Dwyer, walker and journalist who writes regularly in the national press on walking tourism.
This seminar will also announce details of a pilot two day training programme for 12 participants who wish to learn the skills necessary to act as a Walk Leader. These participants will avail of one to one coaching designed to advance any walking related enterprise idea they may be considering.
For further details contact the programme coordinator and enterprise coach:
The topic Integrity has been mulling over my mind for some weeks now. Wikipedia defines it as ‘a concept has to do with consistency of actions, values, methods, measures, principles, expectations and outcomes.’ The definition goes on to state ‘Some people see integrity as the quality of having a sense of honesty and truthfulness in regard to the motivations for one’s actions.’
What started me thinking about integrity? A number of events contributed to it: dishonesty in Church, Banking and mixed messages from our political leaders. However, a conversation with a business person recently brought it home to me as this person stated that they struggled to communicate with others in business around them. When this person realised that their struggle was as a result of how we communicate with each other they realised that when they concentrate on their own personal business values and ideals then there was no struggle to communicate. The difficulties arose when they had to communicate in an arena where their values and beliefs collided with those around them. Once they saw the sense of ‘honesty and truthfulness’ in relation to themselves then the struggle diminished.
So as we work towards our own personal integrity and developing integrity in our children and those around is, where do we begin? Branden in the Six Pillars of Self Esteem describes Integrity as : ‘living with congruence between what we know, what we profess, and what we do; telling the truth, honouring our commitments, exemplifying in action the values we profess to admire.’
Do we live well with what we know and profess about ourselves? Do we act as we believe we should act? Do we ‘walk the walk’?
If we had the strength to have integrity in our lives and institutions what would our society look like? What would we see, hear and sense every day? What could we do to make us strong? What could we do differently beginning now?
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The five ways are:
- Connect with the people around you
- Be Active
- Take notice, be curious
- Keep Learning, try something new
- Give, do something nice for a friend
In the midst of the current climate, financial and otherwise, we are all moving, in might be useful remember how we are all connected. Thanks to Shane for posting this on his facebook page. If only all science was taught like this…
Also for those of us old enough to remember Carl Sagan’s Cosmos…