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As many of you may have realised by now, I am on an ever-weaving health and wellness path and continue to try and make healthier choices and also just make better choices for me. I am enjoying being more mindful as well as working out more – and since quitting sugar I am much more balanced feeling.

But now that it is March my motivation is slipping slightly which is why when I was contacted about the Get Up and Go Event that is taking place in Sligo on Fri, 21 Apr 2017 & Sat, 22 Apr 2017 I eagerly signed up. 

The event takes place over two days and the theme for 2017 is Get Up and Go with Passion and Purpose, chosen to inspire everyone to think about what you are truly passionate about and to discover how to create purpose in life by living true to your passion. What I loved about this event is that features talks from ordinary people who have achieved extraordinary things. Sometimes in the past at talks that I have gone to – the people can feel slightly out of touch and that you could not achieve what they have. But this sounds different. I have also heard two of the speakers talk before – Breifne Earley and Nikki Bradly, and I took so much from their talks.

Sligo's Get Up and Go Event

So who are the speakers you ask? Well, here is the full listing and a mini-bio for all that may spark your interest:

Breifne Earley is a true example of how going for your dreams can save your life. Five years ago he was suffering with depression, lonely, single, overweight, unhappy and contemplating giving up on life altogether. However, through a series of serendipitous events (and dates) Breifne not only decided not to go through with ending his painful life, but to set about designing a new one and gave himself a target of ten life-altering challenges to complete over the next year.

Judymay Murphy is a celebrated international motivational speaker and success coach who has been working at the top of her industry for the past fifteen years. She has eight books published in 28 countries and appears on major TV shows world wide talking about how to live your best possible life.

Nikki Bradley is the founder of ‘Fighting Fit For Ewing’s’ along with being a speaker, client account manager, columnist, and a fitness enthusiast with a special interest in adapted training. Nikki has been on a truly unique journey. So unique in fact, she has been informed by her consultant that she is currently one of less than ten people worldwide to have lived through what she has. I

Emily Gowor is an internationally acclaimed inspirational writer, author and speaker devoted to bringing books and inspiration to the world, and to people finding and fulfilling upon their greatest aspirations. Challenged and bullied at school, she grew up feeling insignificant and lost and didn’t start her adult life with sky-rocketing confidence. Her message to young people “Life had a greater plan for me than an ordinary life: just like it does for you. When we can plan our future in as much detail as possible it increase our chances of fulfilling the dreams that are inside our heart”.

Amy D. Waterman, PhD, is a Social Psychologist and Associate Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles. Amy is passionate about organ donation and has made it her life’s purpose to solve the kidney donation shortage through research and education, in her lifetime.

Moira Ni Gallachoir walked out on her 9-5 job in London 4 years ago, because she felt her soul was dying, and moved back home. Her purpose now is to help small business owners and entrepreneurs inspire their way to more clients, customers and profits, and have a business that fuels a life they love … doing what they love!

Donna Kennedy is a qualified psychologist, life coach, business coach and mentor. Today she shares how overcoming her own struggles in early life has inspired her to reach out to others with a generous spirit. “She will take you from Ordinary to Extraordinary!”

David McGowan is a native of Enniscrone, Sligo, known to many as the man who moved the Boeing 767 from Shannon to Enniscrone … by sea!! He is designing and building a unique transport-themed ‘Quirky Glamping’ Village, a project which he is truly passionate about.

Teejay Dowe is passionate about motivating teenagers to ‘get up and go’ and pursue their dreams with confidence. She is offering a free Talent Dynamics Profile Token worth £50 for every teen attending this year’s event.

Dermot Higgins – On Friday July 30th. 2017, on the day he retires from a long career as a primary school teacher, Dermot Higgins will set out from his home in Rush, North Co. Dublin on an epic bicycle journey of staggering endurance with two goals in mind:- To circle the entire globe, winding up where he started and at 55 years old, to become the oldest person in the world to so.

Padraic OMaille The ‘Smacht’ Guy is a renowned business coach who recognises the importance of SMACHT as ‘the discipline between goals and accomplishments’. Having recently suffered a major health crisis he is now ‘up and going’ again encouraging others to pursue their dreams.

Gordon Ryan has battled hard with health struggles for much of his adult life and is fortunate to be alive. Born with Cystic Fibrosis, he found himself fighting an uphill battle for most of his twenties with the life-threatening illness. Despite having being relatively well up to then, the deterioration was swift and unforgiving. By now he was on a double lung transplant waiting list. Fortunately the call came after three and a half years hanging on and Gordon received his new lungs.He passionately believes it is vital to get the message out that the gift of organ donation saves lives as well as giving people back a new life. Gordon is currently working towards launching an Organ Donation Blog in the coming weeks.

Sligo's Get Up and Go EventWith the wide range of speakers I think that this will be relevant for so many people. Those looking for a new career path, those trying to lead a healthier lift, those seeking inspiration to keep going and those who want to get that kick to tackle what is holding you back. The event is on Fri, 21 Apr 2017 & Sat, 22 Apr 2017 and will be held in the the Knocknarea Arena in IT Sligo. You can learn more about the motivating and inspiring event on their website and also buy tickets here.


Win a ticket to this amazing event by popping me an email to with your name! The winner will be announced Monday 03rd April 2017  🙂

The winner was Debbie from Sauce Pan! Well done and she has been contacted via email.


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