My name is Sarah O'Flaherty, and I'm the founder of Cultivating Possibilities. Welcome! On this site you'll find advice, support, and great tools designed to help you build a successful and satisfying life.
I help people find their unique strengths, identify and follow their passion, or get centred in their careers so they can play it big from a place of authenticity. And because the people who see me have the courage to make some major changes in their lives, or to live life a little differently, I've found that I'm building a community of originals. Originals are unique individuals who can see how things could be different in the world and are working toward creating change.
If you're an original and know you can make a difference in the world, then this site is for you. You can join this inspiring community by signing up to our monthly newsletter.
If you're looking for some immediate inspiration, check out my book Finding Your Bliss. However, be warned - do not read this book if you want your life to stay exactly as it is now. And keep an eye out for the follow-up book I'm writing that will include stories of people who have made their passion their employment. These unique individuals are living their dream life and making a real difference in the world. Every time I meet one of these originals I'm energised and inspired. You can see some of the interviews I'll be including in the book on my youtube channel.
Join the conversation on facebook and twitter - all our social media connections are listed at the bottom of this page.
General contact: For more information email me at email@example.com or call me on +61 474 819 235. I can work with you wherever you are in the world by Skype. And locally, I'm based on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia.
Coaching contact: Coaches, counsellors, and others interested in re-using material, please be aware that use of material from this site requires copyright approval. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for samples, approvals, and coaching material packages.
Let me start by asking you one simple question. How much time do you spend on Facebook each day?
To be honest, the actual amount of time doesn't really matter to me. I just wanted you to think about how much time you're spending on Facebook and whether you believe it's an appropriate amount of time and a good use of your time.
A key contributor to the development of treatments for SAD, David Clark, highlights four key mediating factors:
1) increase in self-focused attention, which reduces processing of external factors, such as other people and their reactions;
2) extensive use of safety seeking behaviours, which are intended to prevent feared catastrophes,