In times of uncertainty we look outside of ourselves for reassurance, to family and friends, to our careers and routines. But what if our careers are on hold and our routines are disrupted or curtailed or totally derailed while we are cut off from friends and family. This is where we have found ourselves this … More A Wheel Within A Wheel
Marcus Rashford has impressed us all with his maturity and compassion together with determined efforts to make a difference this last twelve months, but it was this tweet a few weeks ago that really caught my attention. In particular his statement of commitment to his self knowledge really struck me. I know I wasn’t so … More Don’t Believe the Hype
Lately I have been feeling cut off from others, not surprisingly, but also from myself and the creative force we all have inside. It’s not a good feeling so when I noticed it I wondered what to do. I remembered I had signed up for an online course back in December called Vision Quest, a … More Creative Spark
I haven’t had porridge in so long. I took a notion for it this morning. Now I feel like the Readybrek boy with an inner glow! Don’t you think the way you start your day is important? Five weeks ago I decided to start a morning practice taking 30 minutes to do some movement for … More Might as well be friends
A dear friend sent some material for a new book he is writing to me this morning for my comment. It is inspired by the poems of Yeats and today focused on the Song of the Wandering Aengus & the notion of the hero’s or heroin’s journey. He shared his own personal experience of feeling … More The Return
I grew up with two grannys. One biological. One non-biological. Gran was my Mum’s Mum. I can only guess at what made her the way she was, because she was a closed book on most of her life and especially feelings. She did anger. Magnificently, passionately, terrifyingly and self righteously like the ministers she listened … More Ye Canny Shove Yer Granny Aff the Bus
We have a strong energetic connection to those we love. Have you ever heard the phone ring and just know who is phoning you without looking at the number? That’s an example of your connection. … More Catastrophic Thinking
used to think belief or faith was about religion. I thought it was something you had to work on, something other people had but that I hadn’t yet achieved. When I started to work with Reiki I began to realise that Belief is a choice. … More Choosing to Believe
Pheasant draws me down the lane He entrances me with his colours Unafraid to dazzle. I pace, thinking how the world has taught me to be careful. I reach the seven sisters, my Beech pioneer. One trunk is storm damaged but still stands. A piece of bark is loose. I see a bird in … More Flying in a new direction.
5.30am : Belfast International Airport I just poured boiling hot tea over my hand in Starbucks. Matcha Green Tea in a pyramid bag. I drove through the night watching a huge crescent moon rise like a scythe. My flight is at 7.45 but there … More Flying to another place.