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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..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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Mocoa-Otavalo-Las Lajas

Mocoa-Otavalo-Las Lajas

November 2017: There is lots to write about but a picture paints a thousand words. Here are some images of a few weeks of travel through gorgeous Putumayo, from my little retreat in Otavalo, Ecuador and back to las Lajas in Colombia.  ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] 

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Listen to your silences

Listen to your silences

This has not been an easy blog to write; I have turned my thoughts and feelings round and round in my head and I keep coming back to the same place: that I really disliked my time in Ängsbacka, Sweden. I have not wanted to write about how much I disliked it for fear of insulting anyone associated with the place, or for fear of […]

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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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life begins at the edge of your comfort zone

life begins at the edge of your comfort zone

“Life begins at the edge of your comfort zone” Neale Donald Walsh I have this quote swimming around in my head as I step into 2017. Intense pain over the last few weeks has been an unintended foray out of my comfort zone and into the realm of major and sometimes very frightening discomfort. It has humbled me and forced me to grind to a halt; […]

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Gratitude

Gratitude

“Gratitude is liberating. It is subversive. It helps us to realise that we are sufficient, and that realisation frees us”. ‘World as Lover, World as Self’, Joanna Macy. Last night reading in bed (bundled up in pyjamas, a hooded fleece, socks, a duvet and two blankets, a hot water bottle and a heater in order to stay warm in my caravan in sub zero Scottish […]

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