The World Has Gone Quiet

The world has gone quiet. For the first time in living memory, St. Patrick’s Day – Ireland’s national holiday – went by without fanfare, without a glittering parade, without throngs of people lining the streets. Last week, supermarket shelves were stripped bare … but then stories of kindness began to trickle in. I heard of…

Solstice: the Deepest Night

Seasonal depression has often made its presence known in my life. As the days darken, my own thoughts tend to take on a heavier tone too. Over the years, I have learned to bask in the subtle blessings of winter: to honour the energy of contraction, of turning inward, of withdrawal and reflection. On the…