Thoughts on World Poetry Day

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Poetry, the most ancient form of prayer, is a necessary medicine for our times: a companion through difficulty; a guide when we are lost; a salve when we are wounded; and a conduit… Continue reading

Weekly Round-Up: Illness As Metaphor

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Time 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 […]

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 this… Continue reading

Poetry Friday

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Take Love for Granted Assume it’s in the kitchen, under the couch, high in the pine tree out back, behind the paint cans in the garage. Don’t try proving your love is bigger… Continue reading

Poetry Friday

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The Peace of Wild Things When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children’s lives… Continue reading

Mindful Monday

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Weekly Round-Up: The Mother’s Day Edition

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Time 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 it. I don’t want to be… Continue reading

Poetry Friday

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​ How did the rose ever open its heart and give to this world all of its beauty? It felt the encouragement of light against its being, otherwise we all remain too frightened.… Continue reading

Happy #InternationalWomensDay

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Each year around the world, International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8. To mark today, I want to give a shout out to all the women who have inspired and continue to inspire me here on Journeying… Continue reading