Sacred Space

Why it matters and how to do it. Our homes have always been inextricably linked to our wellbeing. And that is especially true in this Covid era. Required to spend almost all our days within our homes, it’s time to start treating them as temples. Maybe this concept is new and seems a bit wacky […]

January 23, 2021

Feng Shui is widely misunderstood in the western world as a manifestation tool. This is unsurprising given that it’s so often peddled as just that. And people have mixed results—for some it works like a charm and others have frustratingly poor outcomes. The reason for this is that Feng Shui will be far more effective […]

March 26, 2020
feng shui

Spring cleaning and decluttering our homes makes them far more pleasant spaces to spend time in…need I say more in the current circumstances? It’s the time of year for it anyway, and with all the extra time we’re spending at home it’s a perfect opportunity to tackle it. I started a couple of days ago […]

March 24, 2020
spring clean

As autumn hits and the end of the year fast approaches, the signs around us in nature are all about endings (to make way for new beginnings). Maybe it’s a resistance to what is—such a human quality—and not wanting to let go of the more active energy of the brighter months. Or maybe it’s a […]

September 2, 2019
home detox

What Makes “Tidying Up” So Magically Life-Changing? Spring cleaning—a thorough and deep cleanse of our homes at the end of winter—is a common tradition that’s as old as the hills. In many cultures it marked the onset of a religious or seasonal celebration or festival. The home was cleaned as part of a preparatory purification […]

March 26, 2019
spring cleaning

An altar is a sacred place. Sacred in the sense of displaying items that are meaningful and symbolic to us. Not necessarily sacred in a religious sense, although it can be if we so wish. And while most of us probably grew up associating altars with churches, temples, and more religiously-inclined locations, it is becoming […]

September 26, 2018
home altar

The Danish concept of Hygge (pronounced hue-guh) became something of a global phenomenon a couple of years back with the publication of a number of books on the subject. This lead it to become a leading trend in the interiors world for the autumn and winter seasons. And now, as with most trends, interest has moved on […]

September 14, 2018

In Ireland, we have a saying: “It’ll be grand.” It’s used to deflect questions or concerns around the readiness or perfection of a situation. We say it to get people off our backs. And we say it to convince ourselves it’s ok to proceed despite a lack of preparation. Sometimes things will be grand anyway. Other […]

May 23, 2018

Have you set yourself some big, hairy, audacious goals for this new year? Or some more gentle and mindful intentions? Hell bent on “out with the old, in with the new”? Whatever it is we desire for this year, if we want to invite new experiences and opportunities into our lives, we need to make […]

January 5, 2018
house hunting

Household plants do more than adorn our homes—as living, breathing beings themselves, they also inject more life force into our space. And while faux plants can give the illusion of life, there is no substitute for the real thing (and green thumbs can be learned over time). As we all learned in school, living plants […]

November 14, 2017
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