The Fairies of Fota (Photography)

I’ve made no secret of the fact that I love fairies! I was overcome by excitement last year, when I feasted my eyes on the beautiful fairy trail on the grounds of Parknasilla Resort in Sneem, Co. Kerry. Last weekend, I got to experience that excitement all over again when my partner and I visited…

BS Spiritual / Self-Help Marketing Tactics

In this video, I rant and rave … a little bit. 😉 Marketing can be tricky for people who are working in the spiritual arena. I’m well aware that if an intuitive or tarot reader or anyone else offering spiritual services is starving and can’t pay their bills, they won’t be in a position to…

Atlantis: Unlocking Mystery, Discerning Your Truth

Today, I’m tackling the subject of Atlantis – which is a vast subject, and a whole lot of people have opinions about it – so I’m aware that it’s going to be hard to really do it justice or cover every single facet of it. The purpose of this blog post is to share a…

Reflection on Other Lifetimes

The video below is a response to discussions I’ve seen lately around the issue of reincarnation, other lifetimes, the soul and what the afterlife looks like. In it, I touch upon the nature of time, and how I view it as an essentially non-linear quality. This is a vast topic, without a doubt! I’m essentially…

Poetry Day Ireland: Three Poems That Inspire Me

Today (Thursday May 2nd) is Poetry Day Ireland! The craft of poetry means a lot to me, so I wanted to celebrate this day by highlighting three poems that speak very deeply to my heart. ❤️ The amazing Pulitzer-Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver passed away in January of this year. Her powerful poem The Journey means…

In a Perfect World…

I saw an interesting conversation on Facebook recently, in which people were invited to consider what they would do with their lives if they weren’t bound by social conventions or problems. Many of the women’s answers revolved around feeling safe enough to go out at night and simply enjoy the peace and tranquillity of that…

For Lyra

On the evening of Thursday April 18th, a 29-year-old journalist and writer named Lyra McKee was shot by republican dissidents during a riot that took place in Derry. A few days later, I saw people carrying rainbow flags and slogans of love through Dublin city centre, honouring her memory. Yesterday was Lesbian Visibility Day, and…

Nature Photography: Spring Blossoms

Today was bright, sunny, mild, inviting: all of the things I love to see and feel on a spring morning. 😊 With the equinox behind us, we’ve reached our tipping point and winter is well and truly on its way out (no disrespect to winter – winter is great – but I’ve always been more enamoured…

Why Write?

Earlier today, I answered a question that was put to the writing community of Instagram as part of the #AuthorsChallenge2019: “why write?” Reflecting on that question has deeply inspired me. It has reminded me exactly why I’m so driven to sit down, day after day, and continue to work on refining my novel manuscripts, even…

Wildlife Rehab With KAF: One of the Best Decisions I’ve Ever Made

This August, I started volunteering with Kildare Animal Foundation (KAF)’s Wildlife Unit – I was inspired by the incredible dedication of a close friend who had been a regular volunteer there for several months – and it has proven to be one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I’ve learned so much about animal…