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Common Ground Co-Housing

Common Ground Co-Housing

Since September 2018 I have been been actively involved in a wonderful project:  “Common Ground Co-Housing is pioneering building Ireland’s first Co-Housing community. We are adopting a Mutual Home Ownership Society financial model which, in addition to providing flexible and secure housing for its members ensures that the housing remains affordable in perpetuity. We are incorporating best practice with the low impact environmental design of the […]

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Movers and shakers

Movers and shakers

Humans were not designed to sit still… but somehow we have decided that this is the appropriate thing to do in order to evolve.. I am sitting in the library at a collective desk of 8 people.. three of them are rocking and shaking like there’s no tomorrow: restless, stressed, uneasy or just naturally needing movement.. I’m thinking we need a dance break here!   […]

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When did you stop dancing?

When did you stop dancing?

I wrote this piece on Facebook back 3 years ago: in February 2016, around the time that I decided to go to Findhorn for the first time. This piece isn’t directly about one eco-village or any project in particular: it is about, what I believe is the most fundamental aspects of being human: being creative; being in connection; being in community and how they are […]

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El árbol

El árbol

Image: Root of Dance 2014 – Ink and water colour (Sinead Cullen) Poem by Angela Boto Original in Spanish – English Translation below: Hay quienes caundo ven árbol, Ven un árbol Hay quienes caundo ven árbol, Ven vida Hay quienes caundo ven árbol, Ven un ser Hay quienes caundo ven árbol, Escuchan Hay quienes caundo ven árbol, Comprenden Ayer vi un árbol, Quise escuchar y […]

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Fire in the heart

Fire in the heart

I learned that the annual gathering of the Newtork of Iberian Ecovillages (Red Ibérica de Ecoaldeas REI) was to be hosted in Los Portales, Spain from 28th June -1st July 2018. My first experience of Los Portales in May 2017: a month spent as a WWOOF’er (Willing Worker On Organic Farms) in their garden, was filled with great memories, and I wanted to go back. […]

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Moving Creativity

Moving Creativity

As part of landing back in Ireland, into a rather confusing place inside of myself, after so much time travelling I would like to share a project report, which I put together in early 2016. As part of my graduation process to become a Movement Medicine teacher we were required to prepare a report on one aspect of where we have applied the teachings of […]

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…the path is made by walking…

…the path is made by walking…

“The path is made by walking”  This phrase has been running around in my head in the last week.  I have been reminded of it a few times, initially by poet David Whyte when he spoke in Dublin last week. In the midst of an evening filled with sublime reminders to stop and witness the magic that is life unfolding itself, he referred to the […]

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The Golden Thread

The Golden Thread

What is the thread that ties our lives together, underneath all of the details of family, friends, work, hobbies? What is the point in being here? I wanted to know the answers to these kinds of questions as a little kid. I remember this sense of lost-ness behind the questioning and a sense of homesickness, but I wasn’t sure what I was pining for. The […]

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..what if we slowed things down?

..what if we slowed things down?

We tend to take it for granted that life in our modern world is hectic and that people are stressed. We grumble about the economy, we hear that it must keep growing, and we dread the word recession. Many of us have not questioned why this all is as it is, or whether there are other systems that might be more beneficial for us. Some […]

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The Call of the mountains

The Call of the mountains

As I begin to write this piece I am aware that I am still figuring out how to describe succinctly what it is that I am doing here in Colombia. It is, like any creative project, evolving and changing: I am still learning about what an eco-village is in general and figuring out what this journey means to me personally. My reason for coming to […]

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