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Last Ireland Days

I prepare to leave Ireland with the usual mix of sadness that it’s over and eagerness to be home. We’ve spent two luxurious nights with the ghosts at Markree castle, we’ve climbed Knocknarea to visit Queen Maeve and celebrated with … Continue reading

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The Waiting Time is Over

One of our days at the retreat centre was spent on Holotropic Breathwork, a way of inducing altered states by working with the breath. I wanted to focus on my body. My intention was to explore how to live in … Continue reading

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Faery Hammocks

I am emerging slowly from a nine-day deep dive into what has been called “breathing in Ireland”. I’m with a group of seventeen women, two of them our soul guides. We have been exploring what we need for renewal that … Continue reading

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Can You Feel the Difference?

I think it’s interesting that I can feel the difference between something really good and something really great. Case in point: we attended a concert on Sunday night – we had gone down to Cork for the Jazz Festival over … Continue reading

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A People Divided

We took the train up from Dublin to Belfast, a two-hour trip through the countryside although most of the fields of sheep and cattle were hidden by the berms on both sides of the tracks.  My first impression of Belfast … Continue reading

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Guinnessburg, Ireland

You probably wouldn’t count Dublin in your top ten cities in Europe.  It has some lovely old architecture, particularly around 16th century Trinity College with its beautiful Long Room library.  But it has made an international name for itself largely … Continue reading

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La Orotava

It’s been more than a year since my last post, partly because of the kind of travel I’ve been doing but mostly because other writing has occupied my time.  I’ve had a number of short trips around North America and … Continue reading

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