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    A Creative Leap of Faith

    We are preparing to LEAP! The school holidays start today. And at the end of them lies a whole new horizon. With three children at school, our own creative partnership writing/ editing/ publishing/ creative mentoring with Lucent Word becomes our full reality. My subconscious has […]

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    How do you treat yourself?

    It is only after I write my posts that I really GET what they are about. Same goes with my books. When you’re writing intuitively, from the guts, it can be like moving through a dark wood, blindfolded – you can’t see where you are […]

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    Pass the Cake

    Those who know me know my passion for baking… and eating cake. It is no mistake that I earned the soubriquet “The Queen of Puddings” from a good friend… and even started a baking blog of the same name! But now cake is unfortunately the […]

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    Unlearning

    I have spent the past decade unlearning who I was. You know me as a writer who writes books and blog posts about women and creativity and taboo from personal experience. I now write in my mother tongue… a strange mish mash of intuitive poetry, […]

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    Full Circle: Circus: Sweet Freedom

    From as young as I remember there was circus. Every summer with in Ireland the traveling circuses visited our area, and we would go. My father, who I only got for weeks each year, whose presence was like the sun to me, would offer his […]

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    The Game of Life

    Our family’s favourite game at the moment is the Game of Life. That ’80s classic board game, which I in turn loved as a child. It’s a great allegory for this game… we call life. We take it all so seriously. But it is just […]

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    A Creative Threesome: Meet the Parents of the New Dreaming Aloud

    WELCOME!!!!!! Like my new place? Fancy, innit?! I’m not quite sure when I decided that Dreaming Aloud needed to be reborn… It wasn’t in my year planner at the end of December 2013! Not at all. But by the end of January 2014 it was […]

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    A Walk in the Blue

    We headed out on an adventure yesterday, down to West Cork… bluebell woods are a spring family tradition… I remember walking the bluebell woods with MY granny. Now my girls get to do the same. This ancient woodland is right next to the sea with […]

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    Grandmothers, Paint and Books…

    Lots of excitement here. The new Dreaming Aloud website is moving ever closer, it’s being created day by day… lots of lovely colour and fresh white space… I’m loving it and can’t wait to show it off… only about 2 weeks to go till I […]

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    Getting Sidetracked… Overcoming the Distraction Saboteur to Creativity

    Getting sidetracked is my number one epic fail… as my dear son would put it. I caught myself doing it last night. I was attempting to cook dinner. I then realised I had enough pastry to make a second quiche. And then put on sausages […]

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