• secret lab

    On 8 August 2019, I am embarking on a nine-month research project; here are the themes I will be exploring:

     

    Series of workbooks, kits and tools for people to use themselves to make positive changes to their lives - with key themes that I have become personally interested in over recent years.

  • A stitch in time

    Almost a year ago, the phrase 'A Stitch in Time' kept coming into my mind. I knew it was time to make haste with changes in my life; and it inspired me to explore working with fabric and sewing again after over 30 years of a break from it.

     

    I started to form an outline of a project that would involve women, resilience, nature walks and sewing and started to have conversations with potential mentors.

     

    Speaking to one of them; an internationally renowned quilt artist; I asked - 'how did you get started?' -

    "I was so depressed, I quilted until I felt better." Her truth and authenticity struck me... and even she was surprised she'd answered so candidly. It felt like something I needed to hear.

     

    Shortly after, I experienced a life-changing traumatic event; which shook every inch of my world for many months.

     

    And stitch became my medicine too.

     

    This book is an exploration of stitch and wellbeing; examples of simple things I've made - and am making - as well as inspiration and wisdom that I harvest from women I am inspired by.

     

    If you'd like to join me on this journey - and enjoy content that will go into the book when published, you are invited to join me.

     

    Depression and despair in 2018

    2014

    Apply for an Arts Council Grant

    Little did I realise what was to come

    Mental health, stitching and weaving and knitting for recovery

    Art as Healing

  • resilient women

    I heard a story once about an indigenous tribe who gauged the wellbeing of their people and community by the health of the women. And the wellbeing of our women in communities and workplaces is a common concern; and as we face increasing levels and pace of change; with radical changes to the ways we live and work, how can we best build greater capacity and resilience for change.

     

    Resilience is a theme for us all. And women have different resilience needs to men; biologically, socially, economically. This is a personal inquiry for me as a women to learn from other women globally about their approaches to resilience - and to share the insights, stories and wisdom harvested along my journey; ready for a book in May 2020.

     

    You can message me directly to discuss your interest, involvement or participate in the project.

    And you can click through to Patreon where you can sign up to be involved too.

  • falling apart... or falling together?

    Breakdowns get bad press.

     

    Yet there are snippets of positive messaging and encouragement out there in the world - giving breakdowns the credit they deserve. Some call them break-throughs, others allude to an awakening.

     

    Could this be something that could be celebrated; for it's sacredness? For the courage it takes to go through it; for the beauty of it, the gentleness, the insights, the opening to life in a new way?

     

    This is not to spiritually bypass it. Not at all. I'm all for welcoming them into the GuestHouse as Rumi suggested; and I with Jeff Foster's encouragement to feel it all fully. It can be messy, confusing, disorientating, lonely and sometimes dark and devastating.

     

    And it's beautiful. So so beautiful. My deep wish is to celebrate the sacredness of this act, this process of becoming.

     

    “For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, it must come completely undone. The shell cracks, its insides come out and everything changes. To someone who doesn’t understand growth, it would look like complete destruction.” Cynthia Occelli

     

    “Depression is your body saying, 'I don't want to be this character anymore. I don't want to hold up this avatar that you've created in the world. It's too much for me,'” Jim Carrey

     

    read. “... Think of the word 'depressed' as 'deep rest.' - Jeff Foster

     

    "Depression, anxiety, and fatigue are an essential part of a process of metamorphosis that is unfolding on the planet today, and highly significant for the light they shed on the transition from an old world to a new." Charles Eisenstein

     

    This book is a series of poems written during my metamorphosis, my unravelling and my becoming, along with some simple imagery and scribing of wisdom from wise ones whose writings have inspired, encouraged and supported me through the process.

     

    If this resonates with you and you're inspired to receive nourishing nuggets of creative medicine along the way, and have a helpful hand at your back through your own becoming, your own 'falling together'... feel welcome to join me through Patreon.

  • What's right with me

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  • 42 things i love

    Apparently, the more that we do, be and have the things we love; the more healthy, joyful, prosperous - even productive we are.

     

    As energetic, cellular beings we begin to radiate and vibrate at a higher frequency - and in doing so, create a more positive field around us; benefiting us, people around us and even the earth.

     

    Yet societal norms and messaging has many of us feel guilty or selfish to engage in such indulgence.

     

    It's upside down and back to front. And with 42 things I love, we're going to flip it.

     

    This is a meaningful, light hearted whilst deeply intentional invitation to be conscious of the things you love the most. And do, be and have more of them.And if you want to go further, share it with your loved ones and colleagues.

     

    Inspired by a young woman whose life was taken in a hit and run accident, whose list was shared by her father at her funeral; I'm inviting us to do this whilst we still have the gift of life.

     

    On Patreon I'll be sharing articles, doodles, reflections and invitations along my journey of doing, being and having more of what I love.... and you can sign up for a helping hand to get your list done and be accountable each month for bringing more joy into your world.

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  • the magic of mountains

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  • multi-dimensional guide to thriving......

    Deep breath.

     

    This has to be my soul calling; as the human-me is way too prude and shy to be so bold as to make this book :-) The irish catholic ancestry and stiff upper lip is still resonant my family and I'm working to break through it!

     

    Along with countless other women across this earth, I am a #metoo. It took me until 42 for mine to come to the surface; classic in biographical work; good to know I am right on track. And when it did a) my whole life made sense and b) my life as it was fell apart, almost entirely. In many ways it fell together too; and I'm not going to spiritually bypass it; it was the cave I was most terrified to ever look in. And it was my dark night of the soul.

     

    With support services over-stretched, waiting lists of over a year and my rural area left out in the cold; I've come to see there's a need for more resources that we can be empowered to use ourselves.

     

    And I'm interested in a shift of language. I want to be a thriver, not simply survive - which is the most common lanaguage used in this field. And it's important for it to be named; as at times, and for many - surviving is a goal and worth aiming for and celebrating.

     

    And I don't want to be called a victim all the time either; it's not good for me. I am sovereign; creator of my own life and experience; a soul who made choices for this lifetime to break through the victim story; and I am a multidimensional being who is actually way more powerful at creating than I have given her credit for. Until now.

     

    I'm also exploring the wider range of what is possible to do to shift this.

     

    I'm curious to better understand the consequences; I've had a lifetime of health issues across emotional, physical and mental; addictions, difficulty in relationships. And I've worked really hard for X years to get to the bottom of it all, to find the root cause.

     

    * quantum physics

    * biology and biochemistry

    * emotional

    * the brain; neurology and neuroscience

    * the nervous systems

    * the organs

    * the sacred yoni and womb

    * ptsd, trauma and

    * attachment and relationships

     

    Looking at how surviving and thriving can be

    * art

    * nature

    * plant, tree and flower medicines

    * alternative health

    * trauma therapies

    * healing modalities

    * body work

    * sexual therapy and tantra

    * nutrition

    * spirituality

    * groundbreaking interventions

    * ancient ways

    * family, friends, relationships and community

    * livelihood

     

     

    • Healing attachment trauma 
    • Complex PTSD
    • Womb & Yoni Healing  
    • Overcoming brain injury from early years trauma 
    • Chakras, energy, 
    • Ancestral line 
    • Past Lives
    • Healing agrophobia 
    • Nature's Wisdom and Medicine 
    • Healing relationship to men and the masculine
    • Collective healing as women 
    • Collective healing of the feminine 
    • The Brain - Yoni Connection 
    • The Collective Psychic Wound on Women from Wars 

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  • made for women by women

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  • highlands centre

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