Planting Ourselves into the Universe

Photo by Eilis Garvey on Unsplash Planting Ourselves into the Universe “It is a question, practically of relationship.  We must get back into relation, vivid and nourishing relation to the cosmos and the universe……  For the truth is, we are perishing for lack of...

How to Start Your Day

Getting out of Quicksand Growing up, in Ireland, quicksand featured heavily on my television screen.  Villains were slowed down by it, women in distress were caught in it and cartoons ended with it.  My dad had to remind me that this was not a thing in Ireland, and...

Good Enough

Good Enough Being ambitious and wanting to be the best version of yourself is important, but there is a point when it can become a source of internal agitation.  The phrase good enough mother was coined by Dr. Donald Winnicott in 1953.  Winnicott specialised in...

On Being Bored

On Being Bored There is something more terrible than a hell of suffering.  A hell of boredom Victor Hugo, Les Misérables, 1862. This is an observation that remains true for many today.  There is a cult of productivity.  Training harder, working longer hours, and...

Tame the Inner Critic

Tame the Inner Critic Three ways to help you tame the critic and find your voice.   Have you ever had this conversation with yourself? This idea is amazing, I could do this.  You?  Who do you think you are?  No way can you do this. You have no experience.  It’s...

Questions to Ask Yourself to help you Thrive

Questions to Ask Yourself to Help You Thrive We talk to ourselves more than anyone else. Yet, we question other people’s behaviour and motives rather than questioning our own.   The following are open questions.  Here to elicit longer sentences and...