I went to a riveting panel discussion recently regarding our relationship with Nature. We’re not talking about gardens here, or pleasure walks at the local National Trust: we’re talking about wild, non-cultivated, unencumbered, there-might-be-a-bear-in-the-woods Nature. One of the speakers, Nina Lyon, made a comment about our inability to get truly lost in our home country… Read More The Importance of Getting Lost
What is done with love is done well. – Van Gogh This July I am introducing The Look For Love Challenge! For this whole month I want you to look around you and notice how much love there is EVERYWHERE! From a graffitied heart on the street or the word “love” scratched into a tree,… Read More The Look For Love Challenge
As many of you will know, earlier this year I spent a few months travelling solo around New Zealand. What a powerful way to kick-start the year, and a very deep and personal inner journey too! That inner journey is still ongoing and very raw, and though I have already shared some of that with… Read More New Zealand: South Island Highlights
I met Danielle in Auckland earlier this year when she asked me if I wanted to join her and her friends on a hike up Mt Eden. I was quickly drawn in by how warm and friendly she is, and was massively impressed by her love for running marathons, fitness, hiking and exploring – a personal journey that… Read More An interview with the T-Rex Runner, Danielle Cemprola.
New Zealand is an extraordinary place for an adventure. Between the lovely people and stunning landscapes, it is impossible not to fall in love with it. I did A LOT of travelling around both islands over the last few months, and there is so much to rave about! But, here are my top 5 highlights from the North… Read More New Zealand: North Island Highlights
I am so happy to say that a piece of mine has been published in Issue 4 (Apr/May/Jun 2017) of the Australian magazine, bella rae! This is my first piece to be published in print, and I was absolutely stoked to see it! Talk about an amazing and surreal feeling! This piece is all about the life… Read More California Dreamin’ for bella rae magazine!
Brigid: most popularly known as St Brigid of Kildare, a patron saint of Ireland, though many believe the saint is a Christianisation of the goddess Brigid, a member of the Tuatha De Danaan. As they share many attributes and similarities in their stories, and the same sacred day (February 1st), it seems obvious to me that there… Read More Brigid
I’m sitting in the sunny garden of the Auckland hostel where I am staying. It is a beautiful day – hot, yet peaceful. A few other travellers chat softly in the garden, which backs onto Western Park with its lovely expanse of trees and greenery. I’m contemplating my next moves: decisions which have caused me more… Read More Lots of sunshine and no rules!
So, a week and a half ago I finished my job in the pastoral support team in a secondary school. Now, I am on the final countdown to New Zealand. As I said before (read it here), I feel a little daunted and anxious about the prospect of ‘entering the unknown’, but mostly I feel… Read More “I want to see mountains again, Gandalf…”
“You don’t have to figure it all out, you don’t even have to be ready, you just have to trust yourself enough to take the first step.” – Kristin Lohr As you know, in January I am packing my bags and heading off to New Zealand on my own for a while – months, a couple… Read More The Strength in Surrender