On my recent pilgrimage to England, I visited Ytene (the New Forest) in Hampshire, a wild place with vibrant stories that emanate from the heart of this ancient woodland. In this blog, I share a few stories from Ytene along with some of my own reflections and experiences.
In this blog post, I share some wonderful folk stories from Ireland & Britain about mythic women of the sea who can shape-shift from a seal or mermaid into human form by shedding their skin; a symbol of the feminine essence.
Over the past few months, I’ve been on a deep initiatory journey that’s brought forth a tremendous amount of personal and ancestral healing in my life. Along this journey, I’ve been reminded that we each hold ancestral medicine inside of us, and that the greatest medicine is found where personal & ancestral healing meet.
As we approach Imbolg and Brigid's sacred festival, I'm reflecting on what it means to tend Brigid's eternal flame as a spiritual practice, and reviving feminine values in our lives as modern women.
As we approach the Winter Solstice, I wanted to share some wisdom about Sí an Bhrú (Newgrange) in Ireland, an incredible 5,200 year old sacred monument that aligns with the solstice sunrise. Womb-like in nature, this burial mound is steeped in archeological, astronomical, and mythological wisdom that provides a window into the ancient past.
During the season of Samhain as I sat in communion with my ancestors, the wound of emigration surfaced very strongly in my ancestral memory. I felt compelled to write about this and the ways in which we might heal the divide between Ireland & the diaspora through the acknowledgement of our ancestral stories.
On my recent pilgrimage to Ireland I visited Oweynegat, a cave in Co. Roscommon, known as the birthplace of Samhain. Here are my reflections on darkness, wisdom from the Otherworld, and meeting The Mórrígan.
On my recent pilgrimage to Ireland I spent three weeks wandering the wild places, connecting with the stories of the land, listening to the voices of Ireland's ancient goddesses, and more. Here are some of my heartfelt reflections on pilgrimage as a quest for the soul.
Summer Solstice is the longest day of the year, known as Grianstad an tSamhraidh in Irish. Here are some of the traditions of St. John's Eve/Midsummer to inspire your sacred connection with this ancient festival.
As a wisdom keeper of the Irish traditions, I’m sometimes asked: “Is there a Celtic Moon Goddess?” While there is no singular "Celtic" goddess of the moon, here are my personal insights & reflections on 4 Irish goddesses who hold powerful lunar wisdom.