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  • Rainbowway

    Warning: This Book Could Change Your Life

    JUST 99p/ 99c ON KINDLE RIGHT NOW! Amazon.co.uk Amazon.com Last week I heard from a mother who had read my book, The Rainbow Way: cultivating creativity in the midst of motherhood, and been inspired to quit her job to focus on making a living from […]

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    Joy Pockets

    Goodness it’s been a long time since I’ve shared my little pockets of joy. Here there are: Our cherry blossom picnic – a highlight of my year every year. Family and friends gathered and my sister shared her new instrument, a gubal – my new […]

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    Christmas 2014 – I’ll Do It My Way

    This year I’m doing it differently. Christmas that is. Not to the outside eye perhaps. But in the little details. We are skirting round the edge of a cold/flu bug, rather than all getting super sick. (Keep your fingers crossed for us!) Thanks to our […]

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    Moods of Motherhood

    Moods of Motherhood charts the inner journey of motherhood, giving voice to the often nebulous, unspoken tumble of emotions that motherhood evokes: tenderness, frustration, joy, grief, depression, playfulness and love. She explores the taboo subjects of maternal ambiguity, competitiveness, and the quest for perfection, offering […]

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    Shadow Work

    “I am Half Sick of Shadows,” said the Lady of Shallot. Alfred, Lord Tennyson  The deepest shadow is cast by the strongest light is not just a metaphor; it is literal truth. In darkness, contrastingly, we look for birth, transformation, and new beginnings. The Journey […]

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    Dream Gathering 2014

    Where does any funky Irish-based, festival-loving dreamer hang out? At the Dream Gathering of course. Held on the weekend of the Super Moon. Despite having flu I was NOT going to miss Dream Gathering 2014, which I had booked early bird tickets for the whole […]

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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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    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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  • Dublin

    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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