Mindful Monday

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Weekly Round-Up

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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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  This weekend 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… Continue reading

Poetry Friday

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Birches When I see birches bend to left and rightAcross the lines of straighter darker trees,I like to think some boy’s been swinging them.But swinging doesn’t bend them down to stay.Ice-storms do that.… Continue reading

100 Things I Love #3: Freshly Laundered Sheets

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Inspired by Sarah‘s “100 things I love” post based on a suggestion from Tanya Shadrick, I’ve decided to follow suit and create my own list. I love this idea for so many reasons,… Continue reading

The Healing Power of Poetry #WorldPoetryDay

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The late writer, AA Gill, once wrote of poetry: By some internal magic, poetry hovers above the page, over the words. It happens outside the black-and-white lines, as if the writing were clairvoyant,… Continue reading

Weekly Round-Up: The World Storytelling 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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Welcome Morning There is joyin all:in the hair I brush each morning,in the Cannon towel, newly washed,that I rub my body with each morning,in the chapel of eggs I cookeach morning,in the outcry… 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

Monday Motivation

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