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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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Anthakarana

Anthakarana

Below are images from my time in the beautiful Eco-village of Anthakarana, outside Armenia, Quindio, Colombia     ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]

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..all I want for Christmas..

..all I want for Christmas..

…so I was contemplating whether and how to share where I am for Christmas-time this year. In my wonderings happened on this article in The Guardian about those spending Christmas alone. I am in my 15th month of my project of exploring eco-villages and in my 5th month in Colombia. I have been diving into community after community volunteering, sharing, working hard, learning, listening, offering… and […]

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