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Slowwwga – What’s it all about?

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What is Slowwwga?

slowwwgaThis Wednesday, I had the chance to try out slowwwga, in INIT Yoga studios, in Ringsend. Slowwwga is a type of yoga devised by Victoria Mary Clarke. Victoria says herself, that she finds meditation and relaxation hard sometimes, because she may think of random things, like shopping or eating cake. She is not unique in this assessment, as the majority of participants in the class also were of this opinion. Slowwwga is relaxing, and unlike other types of yoga, you end up getting all the yogic benefits of the stretches (sans the ashtangi body), without going through major pain – Victoria insists that you only go to where you are comfortable, and find which way is right for you. Slowwwga is really beneficial to anyone who sits at a desk, or over a computer all day, which most of us do nowadays.

The Class

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Help! I am Addicted to Coffee!


I find it really, really hard to give up coffee.  I asked the angels to help.

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Angel In Disguise Chapter One

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bookChapter One: MEETING THE ANGELS.

One day, one particular day, I was feeling miserable.  Very, very miserable.  Alone and broke, fat and nearly forty, (well thirty six, actually, but close enough to the big Four O to be miserable about it), I hadn’t been able to summon up the enthusiasm to get out of bed that day, except to go to the loo.  This wasn’t unusual, much of my life had been spent in bed, but it was worrying, nonetheless.  I had whiled away the hours by alternating between dozing and daydreaming about a better life and occasionally with bouts of sobbing.  There were books to read, of course.  But I had forbidden myself to lie in bed reading, when there were more important things that needed doing. 

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Media Coaching

Media coaching to help you to use the media as a free resource for selling your stuff effectively, fearlessly and with charisma!

Victoria Mary Clarke - Journalism

After almost 25 years interviewing people for newspapers, magazines and radio, as well as researching documentaries for TV,  I have discovered two things.

1.  Everybody has a story!  And everyone is interesting.

2.  Most people get nervous/anxious/agitated/panicked/sweaty  at the thought of being interviewed!simon-cowell

I LOVE to interview people about what they do, I LOVE to help them feel happy about the experience, and I especially love to interview people who have set up their own business, doing something that they LOVE and are offering something to the world that can benefit other people.

Over the years, I have had the opportunity to talk to all kinds of amazing, fascinating, entertaining and wondrous people….

jack.from Sir Jack Leslie, of Castle Leslie to Aisling the beekeeper  from Donabate

Bob-Geldoffrom Pete Doherty pete dohertyto Deepak Chopra the multi million selling author and teacher from India,

images from William Clegg the cobbler from Rathmines to Goldie…

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Michael O Doherty Interview

The astonishing Michael O Doherty!

Victoria Mary Clarke - Journalism

I just came across this interview with Michael O Doherty, from 2002, which deserves to be here, because it is very funny.  Michael won the three top prizes at our last Speaking Supper (google Speaking Suppers if you dont know what I am talking about)

I am not sure if he still has the Ferrari, I think it is now an orange Lambo

copyright Victoria Mary Clarke, 2002

Michael O’Doherty doesn’t know who he would kiss, given the choice of absolutely anybody in the world.  Elle Mac Pherson, Helena Christiansen, Kate Moss, I offer him.  “Nahh.  Cigarette-breath,” he says.  He really can’t think of anybody.  But then, he says, this is an entirely hypothetical question and he doesn’t do abstract or hypothetical.  He’s a practical man and he doesn’t involve himself with anything that is beyond his control.  Michael O’ Doherty is a media magnate who lives in a Ringsend…

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