Veganism: What it Means to Me (Video)

November is World Vegan Month! Since the month began, I have meaning to produce a video describing what this path means to me. My journey has evolved and changed over the years, but central to it has been a sincere desire for all animals to be free and loved. For a more detailed explanation on…

To Plastic: Goodbye and Thank You

Opening your heart is the key to everything. ❤️ I will always remember 2019 as a pivotal year in my life. It has been a year of incredible vulnerability, and incredible connection (a direct result of the vulnerability). It’s been a year of opening up, daring to speak about what I believe and how I…

My Intuitive Guidance Service Begins! Plus: Launching Plastics Workshops

Following the successful completion of my tester phase, I am now ready to start offering intuitive guidance sessions over Skype, priced at €20 for 40 minutes. The sessions involve asking the people who have approached me about a work project, a guide or a life situation that they would like to understand better. My intuition…

Dematerialising Plastic (Video)

I care deeply about the topic of plastic, and how we can move towards dematerialising it, or working with it in a more beneficial way. I believe this process of dematerialisation has to begin with us acknowledging exactly how serious the plastic pollution situation actually is, and then tuning into this substance, so we can…

People Who Prove We’re Not Going to Hell in a Handcart

Animal rights and environmental advocacy are two of my major passions in life, but – as anyone who strives to raise awareness of these issues will know – talking about them can be demoralising. Whenever I speak or write about these issues, I strive to remain optimistic, spread the word about positive developments, and share…

Characters Have a Mind of Their Own! Plus: ‘2070’ Continued

Today, I’m reflecting on the strategies I’ve been using to combat writer’s block and continuing my 2070 story. Writers’ block is a difficult thing to overcome, but speaking from my own personal experience of dealing with the beast, I’ve noticed that certain things can be done to alleviate it. My own writers’ block usually arises…

Heatwave Hysteria and Post-Pride Reflections

Anybody who knows anything about Irish people will know this: we love to complain about the weather! 😉 Sounding off about it is a time-honoured national pastime. Every type of weather we get is fair game for our moaning marathons. Our usual climatic conditions (dull grey skies, moderate temperatures, regular bouts of rain) provide us…

Creative Writing – ‘2070’ (Full Story)

This is the full version of 2070, which I previously published on my blog in two instalments (part one is here and part two is here). I’m posting it here in its entirety for people who would prefer to read it all in one instalment. This story is based on a dream I had last week,…

Creative Writing – ‘2070’ (Part Two)

This is a continuation of my most recent short story, 2070 (part one can be read here). In the previous instalment, Michael had walked to a purpose-built escape unit with his family to escape an imminent volcanic eruption on their island. He and his beloved elderly dog, Murphy, are now in an escape pod, hurtling…