The In Between

The In Between

Sitting here in this in between space as we go through a journaling process, I realise that I have always been an ‘inbetweener’.  I grew up between two villages, on the east coast of Ireland between the land and the sea.  I have never ‘belonged’ to a place, a tribe, a...
My Doctor’s Prescription Made Me Cry

My Doctor’s Prescription Made Me Cry

Well over a decade ago I sat in a doctor’s office to discuss the surgical procedure that I’d had under general anaesthetic to remove the gnarly endometrial tissue that was in my womb.  The most discombobulating side effect of the anaesthetic was that it catapulted me...
Musings from the Mountain – Winter

Musings from the Mountain – Winter

I felt it. The sap rising in my bones Just a trickle But enough to make me turn on the radio And bop to pop in my living room So damn grateful for its return And the aliveness that it brings.   The Celtic New Year begins with a descent into the darkness at Samhain...
Can We Stop Blaming Patriarchy?

Can We Stop Blaming Patriarchy?

I woke up to the predawn from a dream where the whole world was at war and as much as I wanted to stay snuggled up in bed with my fella, I couldn’t shake it off.  So here I am in the wee small hours giving voice to what’s churning around inside me.   There has been a...
Don’t Plan Anything – Unless You Really Want To

Don’t Plan Anything – Unless You Really Want To

Happy New Year my Loves,   I’m sitting here with a large mug of tea (Irish style), listening to the cackle of the fire and the howl of the wind.  My fella has gone to Ireland to see his kids and I am enjoying having some extra space to myself.   But as we step into a...
Being Seen

Being Seen

Got sucked down the rabbit hole of being seen yesterday. Walked through the land of my egoic mind – needy, clingy, desperate, claustrophobic. Crossed a bridge into the realm of the soul – desiring, witnessing, yearning, deep presence.   Then stood out on the mountain,...