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Monday Motivation

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Weekly Round-Up: Coronavirus Part 3 Edition

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T for this week’s round-up of the best of the blog posts which I’ve read over the past week. These are the posts that have moved me, taught me something, inspired me, and which I’ve wanted to share with you. Don’t forget if you have written a post which you would like readers to see, just […]

Poetry Friday

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Pandemic What if you thought of it as the Jews consider the Sabbath— the most sacred of times? Cease from travel. Cease from buying and selling. Give up, just for now, on trying… Continue reading

Mindful Monday

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Weekly Round-Up: The Coronavirus Edition Part 2

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T for this week’s round-up of the best of the blog posts which I’ve read over the past week. These are the posts that have moved me, taught me something, inspired me, and which I’ve wanted to share with you. Don’t forget if you have written a post which you would like readers to see, just […]

When Mother’s Day Hurts

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Today is Mother’s Day in Ireland and the UK. For the past few years I’ve written about Mother’s Day without my mother, but this year I hesitated to write about it. I don’t want to be one… Continue reading

A Poem For The Time We Are In #WorldPoetryDay

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Today is World Poetry Day and in thinking of a poem to share with you I came upon this beautiful poem from the late Irish poet and philosopher John O’Donohue. It feels most… Continue reading

How Stories Can Heal Our Wounded Places #WorldStorytellingDay

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Perhaps it is because I come from an Irish tradition of the seanachai, the story-teller, that I hold the art of storytelling in such high esteem. In times past, neighbours gathered around the fire… Continue reading

The Social Media Cancer Community – A Comfort or a Curse?

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So, you’ve been diagnosed with cancer and you’ve updated your status on your social media platforms – whether Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. But before you get immersed in the social media cancer world,… Continue reading

An Irish Blessing For St Patrick’s Day

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In honor of St Patrick’s Day today, I offer all my friends a blessing from the book Anam Cara – Spiritual Wisdom from a Celtic World by the wonderful Irish poet John O’Donohue. Beannacht, which is  the title of… Continue reading