• BALANCING WORK AND PARENTING

    An alternative to the work and parenting dilemma 1500 WORD ARTICLE- published in JUNO “The future is not inevitable. We can influence it, if we know what we want it to be…We can and should be in charge of our own destinies in a time of […]

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  • “Watch out, rocks ahead!”

    The jolt in our civilisation is much on my mind at the moment. Watching the Trillion Pound debt programme and reading Fleeing Vesuvius: Overcoming the Risks of Environmental and Economic Collapse, I am trying to arm myself with the facts. The scale of the figures […]

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  • Creating climate change from within

    A 1700 word article Looking at the enormous upheavals in our financial system over the past two years, I feel a certain lack of shock. Whilst our leaders scrabble for solutions to this unanticipated crisis, prophets of all stripes have foreseen this coming: the crash […]

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  • Giving from the heart

    Despondent after another identi-kit party at an anonymous warehouse, sorry, play-centre, where the hostess gathered the vast gifts, no doubt mainly plastic and cardboard packaging, full of overpriced plastic toys, made by badly paid Chinese workers, I despaired. I didn’t know the child, didn’t know what […]

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  • BOOKS, BOOKS BOOKS!

    We had a book swap night last night here at the Pink House. A great way to recycle no longer wanted books, and pick up great new reads for free, and talk books with friends – what more can a girl want? The heady smell […]

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  • A FIRE IS INSIDE ME… A BONFIRE NIGHT ODE TO WRITING

    Tonight is Bonfire Night in England, the fireworks are whizzing and popping to celebrate Guy Fawkes Night. But here in rural Ireland all is deathly silent (which makes me feel a little sad and nostalgic for the Bonfire Nights of my youth). Silent, that is, […]

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  • A SALUTE TO THE DREAMERS OF THE WORLD

    The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers.  But above all, the world needs dreamers who do.   ~Sarah Ban Breathnach, Simple Abundance What I love about my work is that in doing it I come across other like minded people around the world, dreaming the […]

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  • Adventures without sleep

    Adventures without Sleep: how to survive a nightwaking child -2000 word article -published in JUNO, Winter 2010 WHOEVER COINED THE phrase “sleeping like a baby” was not, I would bet, a parent. Of course, there are some who are blessed with wonder-babies who sleep through the […]

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  • Have you got Rhythm? Or has Routine got you?

    (First published in JUNO magazine) “Have you got that baby into a routine yet?” My skin crawls at that question. I object to it on so many levels: have I imposed my way of being onto my baby? Do we live a fixed pattern dictated […]

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  • Coming home to ourselves

    (1500 word article, first published in JUNO) I am an old-school Romantic. At university I fell in love twice: first with my husband and then the European Romantics and American Transcendentalists: Emerson, Thoreau, Schelling, Coleridge etc. Through their nearly 200 year old words I discovered […]

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