While we await the day when we can confirm a new date for our Fantastic Fungi screening, we wanted to share this eye-opening article from our Spring 2020 issue. Read on to learn how the humble mushroom could be more powerful than you ever imagined…
Summer is well and truly at its peak (and our Summer 2018 issue has hit the shelves), so we just had to share the Positive Vibes section from the magazine, which showcases some of the most exciting events, courses, products, and tasty treats that Ireland’s holistic scene has to offer this season. Sit back, read all about it, and while you’re at it, make a note to pick up a copy of the Summer 2018 issue in your local health food store. You can also subscribe online to receive this issue, and three others, straight to your door.
“Summer moonlight / All soft and fair… Breathes sweet thoughts everywhere”
Bloom n’ grow
Thirsty to drink from the font of feminine wisdom which lies within you? Facilitator Sky Buitenhuis invites you to embark on ‘The Heroine’s Journey’, a four weekend immersion into the wilderness of nature and the self, to emerge empowered and attuned within. Come share in the rich tapestry of women’s wisdom awaiting YOU.
The Peace Team
Ready to share the bountiful benefits of meditation and mindful living? The Meditation Teacher Academy® is now offering a 200hour certified teacher training course which enables you to confidently teach a variety of chill-out techniques. Think loving-kindness, yoga nidra, mantra and mindfulness. Let the peace ripple on.
Optimal Brain is an advanced, personal transformation system designed to help you get the best use of your brain. With training, you can enhance just about anything in the realms of brain functioning; relieving stress and anxiety and improving sleep cycles, focus, attention and retention. Do you brain a favour and have a gander.
Hope and healing
Disenchanted and ready to embrace a new health paradigm? Paulette Agnew, in her book FAB Health, shares the story of her recovery from Lyme disease. A compilation of personal experience, research and interviews with leading health professionals, Paulette offers hope and a simply explained solution to antibiotic-resistant illness through Frequency And Biomagnetic (FAB) medicine.
Camp out in the Heartspace this August during a six day extravaganza of playfulness, celebration, learning and transformation. Expect a diverse range of workshops from African dance to circus skills and yoga, helping to deepen your connection with yourself, others and nature. You can bring the kids along too! See the Heartspace Facebook event for details.
Creacon Wellness Retreat, nestled in the lush Wexford surrounds, is the perfect place to plot your next summer escape. Whether you’re going solo or attending a specialized retreat or workshop, Creacon offers an abundance of ways to relax and rejuvenate.
Downsize your baggage and travel ultra-light with Mooncup; a reusable, portable silicone menstrual cup to replace disposable tampons and pads. If you’re heading off the beaten track this summer, Mooncup will be your best travelling companion!
Lion’s Mane mushroom is a delicious variety of mushroom, with a special affinity for the brain. Mushroomstuff creates 100% organic, highly bioavailable, Lion’s Mane in capsule form to enhance and protect those precious neurons in your noggin’.
Small-batch, unhurried production prevails in Stoneybatter, Dublin, where Genovese Foods have been crafting their gourmet, additive-, gluten- and GMO-free pesto products since 1999. The oldest producers of fresh pesto in Ireland, their flavoursome little jars are well worth the dip.
Rise and shine
Mushrooms are all the rage. We tried the mushroom coffee by Four Sigmatic: rich, earthy and delicious, it sends positive vibes coursing through your system. The mushroom works with the caffeine and neutralises the jitters, replacing them with a balanced feeling. Wake up and smell the mushrooms.
Mother natures’ bounty
Medical Medium Anthony William’s fascinating book, Life Changing Foods, reveals the healing properties on physical, emotional and spiritual levels of fifty fruits and vegetables which the earth provides us with. Discover the choices for healing, health and recovery you can make each time you sit down to a meal.
Way of the heart
Share in the “most healing, centring, transforming and enlightening thing” in Kevin James’ life this July, as he arrives to Dublin for an evening of chanting heartsongs, mantra and kirtan to reconnect with the intelligence of the heart. Come spread the love!
Marianne Williamson will be winging her way to Dublin this October 10th for what’s sure to be an inspiring, uplifting and empowering seminar. Marianne is author of twelve published books and shares stories and wisdom on love, the spiritual journey and miracles. Check out the Seminars website for more.
Melting pot of positivity
Come simmer in the power of positivity and an atmosphere of inspiration, sharing and enlightenment during the summer series of Positive Nights. Bring an open heart and an open mind and expect to meet more of the same.
Be the Divine You
Mother Meera, native to India and embodiment of the Divine Mother, will be in Dublin this July bestowing her blessing on all those who feel the call to enlighten their inner divinity. In total silence, experience a purification of consciousness and a bestowal of light upon the soul.
Treasa Traynor, director of Chrysalis Wellness, is on a mission to bring the strengths of a yoga practice into school communities. Specializing in programmes such as ‘Time out for teachers’ and ‘Wellbeing workshops’ for teens, Treasa seeks to help young people and their teachers cope with the many challenges they face during the transition from childhood to adulthood.
Summer is well and truly on its way. If you have your eye out for coffee with a difference, or you want to hear some wisdom from the renowned spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle, the Afro-Irish shaman John Lockley or the Tao master Mantak Chia, this edition of our Positive Vibes newsletter has got you covered – and that’s just a small snippet of what we have in store for you. Read on to learn more about the best events and products we’ve picked out for you this month.
Baavet: The Duvet With the Baa Factor
Baavet specialises in producing high-quality wool duvets, blankets, pillows, and mattress toppers, always made with comfort and luxury in mind. The duvets are also dust mite resistant, hypoallergenic, breathable and temperature regulating. Curious? Check out Baavet’s website below and browse through their wide selection of products. Their duvets are available in various weights: heavy for winter, light for summer, and medium-weight for autumn and spring. While summer is here at last, there are bound to be chillier days ahead … and when they arrive, Baavet will have you covered!
Coffee and Mushrooms: a Winning Combination
When most people think about a really good cup of coffee, they don’t imagine it being made with mushrooms … but the U.S. company Four Sigmatic is challenging that perception. They make use of chaga mushrooms: a product that is quickly gaining a reputation for the delicious coffee flavour it produces, without giving users the energy crash that often occurs after consuming traditional coffee. One of their flavours, in particular – mushroom coffee with lion’s mane – is a genuine taste sensation. We love it! To learn more about Four Sigmatic’s products, visit their website below.
If you are interested in discovering some of the amazing benefits of hemp, you need to check out Hempful’s amazing range of body butters, tea, moisturisers and CBD oils, to name a few. Hempful prides themselves on the great working relationships they have formed with a number of independent hemp farmers throughout Europe, who grow only natural, sustainable crops. Hempful’s range includes: Purely Hemp Body Butter (a rich body butter suitable for everyday use); Hempful CBD Oil in 250mg, 500mg, 800mg or 1500mg varieties; a variety of moisturisers for men and women; and even CDB-rich hemp tea.
Upcoming Positive Nights: John Lockley and Mantak Chia
We are excited to announce two very exciting Positive Nights events set to take place over the next two weeks. The first of these is a book launch, seminar and celebration with John Lockley on Thursday May 10th (Eventbrite link here). He will share the amazing story of his journey to becoming a traditional Sangoma (shaman) with the Xhosa tribe of South Africa – the same tribe to which Nelson Mandela belonged. Our second event is an enlightening seminar with Tao Grandmaster Mantak Chia on Thursday May 17th. He will share information about how the healing practices of the Tao can transform our lives (the Eventbrite link for that is here). Both events will take place in the beautiful setting of the Bewley’s Café Theatre, 78/79 Grafton Street, Dublin 2.
The Mighty Power of Mushrooms
Mushrooms must be in vogue these days, as we are now shining a spotlight on Hifas Da Terra (The Mushroom Pharmacy) – another company that makes use of the humble fungus to create some truly innovative, remarkable health and wellbeing products. Some of the goods they have created include gourmet snacks, skin care creams and lotions, and even nutritional therapy products aimed at improving the wellbeing of cancer patients. Check out their website below to learn more.
Interview With Eckhart Tolle for Your Listening Pleasure
We have reached into our archives this month to share a fascinating interview that we enjoyed with Eckhart Tolle last year. He told us about his thoughts on enlightenment, Jesus, and the joy he finds while spending time with his dogs. This highly accomplished spiritual author and teacher – who has written such seminal works as The Power of Now and A New Earth – has a great deal of wisdom to share. Click here to listen to the interview.
Empowered Women’s Masterclass
Modern women face a variety of challenges in the workplace, but luckily, Maureen Simon and Emily Lane – the two dynamic businesswomen and coaches behind Lane and Simon Consulting– are on hand to help. On May 12th, Lane and Simon are organising a special Empowered Voice and Communications Masterclass for women. The Masterclass will focus on: building confidence, setting boundaries, developing negotiation skills, improving your ability to influence relationships, and learning powerful communication skills. This masterclass can transform how you are perceived and valued in both your professional and personal life. It is designed to have immediate impact and to be a game changer. To learn more, check out the link for the Masterclass here.
Wild and Free: The Organic Centre Garden Party
Sunday 13th July, 11-5pm
Gardening and organic growing can be so much more than just producing food. Wild life, wild patches, hedgerows with wild plants and food and wild flower meadows all add enjoyment, health and natural wealth to our lives and families and help to protect our natural environment.
This year’s event features activities for all the family:
How to create a wildflower meadow and make wildflower seed balls.
- The top 10 edible weeds and the best flowers and shrubs for bees and butterflies.
- How to grow unusual vegetables and find wild mushrooms.
- There will be a masterclass in watering plants indoors and outdoors.
- The Pop-up Hedgerow bar will serve wild fermented drinks and The Grass Roof Café will be serving the most wonderful wild dishes. We will bake pizza in our outdoor clay oven.
- Special guest are “Eagles Flying” and we have local farm animals.
- Music, drumming and tai-chi and displays of local tourism providers will be ongoing throughout the day.
- Raffle and fundraising for The Organic Centre.