The Rock

The Cross atop The Rock at Kerrytown On 11 January 1939, The Virgin Mary appeared on top of a rocky outcrop in Kerrytown, Co. Donegal, to Teresa Ward aged 15. Her sister Mary aged 19, had accompanied her outside but was inside an outhouse when Teresa first witnessed the vision. Mary thought Teresa was play … More The Rock

This Too Shall Pass

On Friday my sister passed away after a relatively short illness. It was a very powerful reminder of how fragile life can be… I wrote this poem several years ago, seated beneath a giant bell that faces a local graveyard. For Whom The Bell Tolls Seagulls scream overhead, Above the mighty bell, While Inis Caorach … More This Too Shall Pass

Time Out

I will be enjoying some quality time with loved ones over the next couple of weeks, and switching off all social media. I look forward to speaking to you on my return.

Artist’s Dates

Today’s excerpt from my memoir “Watching the Daisies- Life Lessons on the Importance of Slow”, recounts how I found my voice, after reading Julia Cameron’s book “The Artist’s Way”. “One of the many books I read around this time was Julia Cameron’s “The Artist’s Way.” Julia suggested a series of writing and other creative exercises designed … More Artist’s Dates

10 Tips for Living with Fibromyalgia or Another Life Changing Illness

  In 2010, I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, a chronic condition that affects millions of people around the globe. The majority of them are women. As yet, there is no cure. I had enjoyed a successful career as a natural medicines therapist and teacher, but fibromyalgia forced me to stop working for 2 years, reassess … More 10 Tips for Living with Fibromyalgia or Another Life Changing Illness

New Beginnings

If you were inspired to clear out clutter after my post Letting Go of Clutter, you may find this post helpful for the next stage of your healing journey. Your front door is the entrance for positive energy or CHI into your home. Imagine you are seeing it for the first time. What impression does it give ? … More New Beginnings

Colour Your Day

I share LOTS of self healing tools in my memoir  “Watching the Daisies” This is one of my favourites: I ALWAYS begin my day with a colour visualisation; I have done so for many years and I find it helps me stay centred through the good times and the not so good. I begin by closing my eyes and sitting or lying … More Colour Your Day

Put on your SPF!

It is such a joy to spend time in the mighty outdoors after a long winter. However, I am re-posting “Put on your SPF” which originates from May 2016, as a reminder to use a sunscreen. Yesterday, I drove around 30 miles, parked my car then climbed two long flights of stairs to a large waiting room. I felt … More Put on your SPF!