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
I swallow the last mouthful of ginger tea, feel it warm me as I sit before the large crystal singing bowl and take a breath. I thank the person who made the tea, grew the ginger, made the cup, painted it with pretty flowers. I thank the person who made the healing bowl that sits before … More Releasing protection, embracing connection.
I sing in a choir and one of my favourite songs is “I am a river, flowing to the ocean, I am a river, passing through this land.” I love this sentiment that we are carried along by some force greater than ourselves, always moving forward. So when it comes to change in my life … More I am a River
On International Women’s Day I find myself really wanting to talk about men. I am a feminist and suspect I’ve always been one. I remember, around the age of seven, noticing how intently my Dad looked at page three in the newspaper. One day I cut the lady out with scissors before he got a look. He … More Let’s not forget the men.