I was talking to a woman today about, actually I’m not sure where the conversation started but the part I remember, that has nagged at me, and stayed with me, and prompted me to open my laptop, six hours later, and search for both of the pieces of writing we discussed, was the memory of my … More Breaking the Cycle
I believe some level of healing is always possible, given time and the right circumstances. If I didn’t I wouldn’t be working in this area. Even as a child I think I was trying to help others to heal, by trying to make them laugh, bringing them posies from the garden or giving them hugs. I … More Caught Between the Stitches
During my first experience of Reiki I received the words “Endless Creation”. At that time I was searching for meaning in my life after finding out my future was not going to work out at all as I had planned. That was fourteen years ago and I’ve been trying to figure out what it means … More Endless Creation
I saw him once at dawn. The pink glow rouged his fur to fire as he sleeked across the field. … More Red Fox
This piece of age old advice is ascribed to King Solomon. My take on it is this: seek out people who’s company leaves you energised, optimistic and uplifted; people who reinforce your inner guidance; people who support your journey and whom you in turn can support and encourage. Of course it’s good to be challenged … More Be Careful of the Company You Keep
I have experienced grief several times in my life. The most recent has been the protracted kind familiar to anyone with a loved one diagnosed with dementia. There are many stages in the grieving process, most commonly denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. This poem written sometime during the first few years of my Mother’s … More Grief, Gratitude and Genealogy
I read years ago about the water experiments of Masaru Emoto and the idea that positive and negative emotions can influence water or be absorbed by water intrigued me. Considering our physical bodies are made up mainly from water, this is a concept worth considering for our health and well being. Emoto has his critics … More Water power
In August I had the honour of attending the Common Ground Annual Gathering here in County Fermanagh. Common Ground is an education, retreat and therapy centre based on a farm and the land there is amazingly healing. The annual gathering brings together people who support or have an interest in the work done there. We … More I’m Jealous of The Trees
I spent some time in my willow dome this morning. I go there when I need comfort, renewal and re-connection. I lie (on my waterproof blanket – I live in the wettest county in Northern Ireland) on the earth and remember that I lay my body, on the body of the earth, our planet. This … More Nurtured by Nature
Connection is a tricky animal.
We reach out, not knowing what the reaction will be.
Acceptance, friendship, rejection, scorn. … More Connection