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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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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..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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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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Guambiano

Guambiano

In mid October after five weeks at Fundación Viracocha, the time felt right to leave and explore other parts of Colombia. I had really enjoyed my time there and left with a huge amount of gratitude for the people and the place, with great respect for this wonderful project and with a sense of excitement to see more of the country. It was difficult to […]

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Vignettes of Southern Spain

Vignettes of Southern Spain

My latest stop in my Eco-village journey is a the beautiful little community of Los Portales located north of Seville, in Southern Spain. My time here has been powerful and precious and for now I simply want to share some vignettes of this beautiful part of the world and a quote that has landed into my mind today: with gratitude for all the wonderful beings in all […]

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Curiosity leads to creativity

Curiosity leads to creativity

“Curiosity leads to creativity” Charles Eisenstein.   Creativity has always held a fascination for me: ….where does it come from? …what is it actually? I vividly remember as a child watching my hand draw and paint.. and even now I relish these moments of ‘giving over’ to creativity… letting my body move, dance, draw … because in truth I am not, absolutely NOT in control, […]

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Art from the road

Art from the road

Since I left Ireland I have been missing my studio and a dedicated space to paint and create but I have been finding spaces and places to paint as I travel. Below are a few of the painted pieces that I’ve created along the way: inspired by the beautiful victorian gardens of Newbold House, the wilds of the Catalan Pyrenees and the process of co-creation […]

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