Pink Auction

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This coming October, the first ever Pink Auction will be held in Cork City. The auction will bring together many people with two goals (1) to promote creative textiles in Ireland and (2) to raise money for Action Breast Cancer,… Continue reading

Poetry Friday

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Autobiography in Five Short Chapters    I    I walk down the street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk I fall in. I am lost … I am helpless. It isn’t my fault.… Continue reading

Reflections on beauty

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“Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.”  ~ Kahlil Gibran Reading Catherine’s guest blog post yesterday inspired me to write a little more on the nature of beauty.… Continue reading

Mastectomy Love

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Everything is held together with stories. That is all that is holding us together, stories and compassion. Barry Lopez I am honoured today to share with you Catherine’s story.   As regular readers will… Continue reading

Parable of the blessing or the curse

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There’s no disaster that can’t become a blessing, and no blessing that can’t become a disaster ~ Richard Bach I am sure many of you will have heard the parable of the old… Continue reading

Meat Free Monday

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  I love a creamy risotto and this one makes good use of one of my favourite comfort foods- butternut squash. Butternut squash is a nutritious food option that is filling and sweet. It… Continue reading

Healing with Words

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I have just finished reading Diana Raab’s marvellous book Healing with Words.  The inspiration to write this book came from the author’s having been diagnosed with two cancers in five years. Her diagnosis and surgery in… Continue reading

We are all heroes

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I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles ~ Christopher Reeve Although he never planned it that way, Christopher Reeve became a… Continue reading

Poetry Friday

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The Path When you have followed the map which is not a map and created the path with every step you will traverse the in-ferno, meet the dragons and find them tame. You… Continue reading

Choose your feelings wisely

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Do you ever feel like you are sometimes hijacked by your emotions? I certainly do.  There is a psychological term for this – emotional hijacking. It occurs when a person’s rational thoughts and actions… Continue reading