Can you embrace uncertainty? I invite you to ponder a fundamental question on self-compassion based on personal experience of finding beauty in the confusion. It may help you navigate the haze as you partly transition back into your physical workspace.Continue reading “Loveliness in the Haze”
Joe Biden’s birthplace of Scranton in Pennsylvania was the first spot I learned to cultivate the American ‘Can-Do’ attitude. Don’t my University of Scranton buddies know what I’m talking about? Even later illness as a volunteer and struggle with mental health could not shake it off. Here’s to the best of the USA!Continue reading “America, we courageously can”
I share my biggest lesson from a recent 8 week mindfulness (MBSR/MBCT) course, suggesting three ways to speak from our ‘heart centre’.Continue reading “My mindfulness lesson for life”
A testimony of the life and death of my grandmother Una. As I reflect on our relationship, I realise that I’m not necessarily grateful ‘for’ all things. But I am grateful for digging deep to find gratitude ‘in’ all things. RIP Granny.
Is it true that most Netflix customers binge-watch regularly? After getting totally lost in a series, I return to a fundamental life lesson and to what keeps me grounded.Continue reading “Binge-watching club?”
A creative video on how we spend time with our family or community during the Covid-19 crisis. God speaks to the inner critic, the inner observer and the inbetweener again, asking: “What would you say to a family or community member whose cracks are beginning to show? How would you treat them?” Scripture: Matthew 7: 1-5. Continue reading “Value of time: 3 of 3”
This week I offer a creative reflection on the inner critic, the inner observer and the inbetweener. I imagine their mantras and mottos, and ask who we identify most with. Continue reading “Who to befriend”
I respond to a decrease in overall satisfaction with life during the pandemic and a challenge from a listener. I draw from Ignatian Spirituality to explore the mellow flame of love that sustains us through the ups and downs of life. While acknowledging the natural highs and lows, I look to an Ignatian rule of vigilance after experiencing a consolation without a preceding cause. Continue reading “Mellow flame of love”
I was invited by Jesuit.ie to write a story about my website. The article was called ‘New Ignatian-inspired website’ because I was inspired by Ignatian Spirituality (‘finding God in all things’) to write on contemplative wisdom for wellbeing. Here I introduce my ‘Bursting Out in Praise’ triangle – a dynamic process of transcendence even during the pain or suffering of the Covid-19 pandemic. I also sing my own personal prayer called ‘The Magnificent Magnificat of Mary’, joining with Mary in saying ‘Yes’ to God. Continue reading “‘Bursting Out in Praise’ triangle”
I introduce my new website, Gratitude in All Things, offering blogposts and meditative podcasts to tune into what we have in a loving way and to deepen our sense of reality, even in the midst of pain or suffering.