We absolutely love profiling companies and groups who are playing their part to make a difference in the world … and one group we were thrilled to learn about while compiling our Winter 2020/21 issue was Community Power. This community-owned electricity supply collective could be a true gamechanger in the industry. We spoke to Sarah Fogarty to learn more!
Positively Newsworthy: The Little Things is a section of our magazine in which our editors share heartwarming reflections on moments that have inspired them.
by Aisling Cronin
Drop your burdens
And let dawning light caress your face.
You hold a vision that is yet
Unsteady on its feet
Amidst rushing lines of traffic
The clicks and taps
Of impassioned argument
And shouts that melt
Into roaring cacophony.
You stand on the edge of
A bridge unbuilt
But even so…
Let it rise.
Inhale a fresh breeze
And see yourself
Through the eyes of a friend
Who has beheld your truth.
Remember your mischief:
The gleam of mirth in your eyes
The bright easy laughter
The flick of your wrist
That sent magic
On its spiralling dance
Through the ethers.
Remember your loving heart.
Drop your burdens
And watch love unfurl
(fragile, yet hopeful)
Like a flower
Kissed by morning dew.
Hugs n’ Kisses
Fathers of the Future
by Alison McEvoy
As an inborn idealist, the ideas drawer in my mind is full of the ways and means that go with all kinds of words. When it comes to the concept of Fatherhood, I had crystal clear ideas. Some were borne of experience and many more of hope; hope for my generation of men (one of whom is now father to my son) and of the generation to come (one of whom is my own son).
The Father I would stand next to as Mother would be an active presence, emotionally attuned to his family. A man balanced enough in his feminine aspect to value, and extend to his family the benefit of, his own innate softness, intuitiveness and loving kindness. On the other hand, a protective presence, unafraid to send the world – and anything or anyone in it – running, who would do harm to his family.
When I saw my son and his father in action, however, I saw an attunement and a tenderness the likes of which I could not have imagined: hugs, kisses, impromptu massages, songs and games, a clear knowing of when his son is tired, hungry, frustrated, wants “something cosy” and even what kind of food he wants.
I could not have imagined it better. My ideas drawer was simply too small and unequipped to develop an accurate blueprint for the largeness of this real life father and son.
We always love finding and sharing happy stories for the Positively Newsworthy section of our magazine. Our Winter 2020/21 issue carried a story about a game-changing app for dementia users, created by a group of Drogheda-based teens, and a couple of reflections on the amazing qualities of nature.
Our Winter 2020/21 issue was packed with sage nutritional advice – and we loved this piece on strengthening our immunity through nutrition, by Meaghan Esser. Scroll on to learn more!
We were excited to interview the renowned spiritual teacher Teal Swan for our Winter 2020/21 issue, on how we can navigate current circumstances. We previously published a sneak peek of the interview to our website, and today we are publishing the whole thing. Enjoy!
In our Winter 2020/21 issue, our much-loved regular contributor Amanda Sophia spoke about how the ancient wisdom contained within the Celtic Wheel of the year can help us step into a deeper understanding of sovereignty. Read her words below.
Sovereignty Ireland is a movement for positive social change, which was birthed in 2020. In our Winter 2020/21 issue, our co-editor Alison McEvoy had the chance to interview Enda Donnellan, one of the original voices behind Sovereignty Ireland. Scroll on to read more!
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We are huge fans of CNM (The College of Naturopathic Medicine), who provide expert, science-based training and education in a variety of holistic health disciplines, including Naturopathy, Nutrition, Herbalism, Homeopathy, Biomedicine and so much more. If you want to learn about these subjects, the great news is, they’re holding an online open day on January 30th!
In our Winter 2020/21 issue, Maureen O’Callaghan, director of the Irish Reflexology Institute, spoke to us about the benefits of reflexology as a healing practice. Read her insightful piece below!