The Art of Longing

Longing for me is a deep magnetic pull from within the core of my body. It is different to a need or a want. Those bedfellows live much closer to the surface, just beneath my skin. They are much more transitory in nature, and are more likely to be looking for a quick fix. Longing is in it, for the long haul.
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Everything Has A Season

I am currently in between seasons.  That place between ending one life chapter and beginning another.  And I am restless.  I want to ‘get going’.  But all signs point to staying exactly where I am because whatever is taking form within my being for this next stage is not quite ready yet. Read More

The Blessing of Brigid

Growing up in Ireland I was always aware of Saint Brigid.  Each year rushes would be gathered and strewn over school desks where my classmates and I would weave Brigid’s crosses.  The crosses would then be brought home and hung over the doorways of our houses as talismans for blessings and protection for the year Read More

Tending to your Inner Fire

When I was young my dad used to light the fire in our kitchen on winter mornings.  He had his own ritual for cleaning the grate, removing the ashes, setting the kindling and feeding air to the fire so that the flame would take and the fire would burn strong.   So this morning as Read More