Hello from a cold, bright, snow-covered Kerry! The Winter season in Ireland has inspired me to paint a new artwork. People on my arts and health mailing list will find out about the story behind this painting in the coming weeks. How about you: how is the season going for you? Maybe I will see…… Continue reading Building inner heat and colour (naturally, with movement).
Hello everyone, I hope that you are snug and comfortable reading this. It is a stinging cold, windy Winter here in Ireland, however I am enjoying January. December was not much fun. In fact, some days were so painful that I found them excruciating. A sense of loss caused a tsunami of tears, and that…… Continue reading My January transition. Rest, art, and being happy.
January is cold, and there are lots of things that I do (and avoid) to keep myself cosy during the Winter season. Some tasks can make me feel stiff, and if you are taking action to limber up this month, post could help. New year pledges Even though I have zero interest in the concept…… Continue reading Three tips to care for your body if it is aching (after physical activity).
Yesterday it was warm enough to paint outside! I had a lovely few hours in the garden. The birdsong of the day was pure pleasure to my ears. Ireland has been cold for a few weeks, so after all the recent frost and ice, I relished observing the beauty of the thaw. Jewels of moisture…… Continue reading Old magazines, paint, and new ideas.
During the Winter months fruit, berries, nuts and seeds are not available for the birds as they usually are in nature. I have been thinking about them lately, and three main questions were on my mind before I did some research to write this piece. 1.How can we help? 2. Bread is not good for them:…… Continue reading Winter tips (for the love of birds).
“WE’RE LIKE BALLERINAS!” At my West Limerick workshop a few health issues were discussed, but we did not wallow in self-pity or stay on the topic of ailments for long. In fact, there was much laughter about the natural journey of ageing. I thoroughly enjoyed working with the women. Usually they get together for creativity…… Continue reading Stiffness, cracking bones, and creative movement (good craic and yoga).
PROTECTION (ODE TO THE MORRIGAN) Dark to light, death to rebirth You predict who will fall in battle The Morrigan rising; protector of all Bless our land and these cattle. The owl, the wolf, and the eel Souls of the dead and the living The power of healing by dawn and by night Psychic crow…… Continue reading Protection (a poem).