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.
I learn a lot about joy from my dogs. Here is a list of things that make my dogs’ tails wag. I think of this as the first level of happiness. Hearing their name called; eye contact; an ear rub; a belly rub; their sister getting a belly rub; seeing or smelling the dog … More Finding Joy
This being the Scots poet Robert Burns birthday and I being a proud Scot myself I felt it only right to write about him today. My father loves Burns and thinks his poetry should be compulsory reading in every school in the country. As a young man he knew a fellow worker in the shipyards … More Follow Your Passion
There’s nothing like the death of someone close to make us stop and pay attention to our own lives. I recently lost a friend to suicide. What can I say about that? I have so many different and conflicted feelings at the moment I barely know where to start, but the thought that keeps coming … More Under Pressure