One of the many holistic legends we got to speak to in our Summer 2021 issue was Maureen Brosnan, owner of the Tattie Hoaker health store in Co. Roscommon. Read on to learn more about her story and the amazing Tattie Hoaker offerings!
In our Summer 2021 issue, Celine O’Donovan provided us with a truly moving and powerful account of her journey with cancer, and what it taught her. She has since written a book about her experiences. Learn more below!
In our Summer 2021 issue, we asked six readers to describe a moment in their lives, during which they seemed to transcend time and space, and glimpse eternity. We loved reading their beautiful answers. Enjoy this summer’s Spirituality in the City below.
We love the Positively Newsworthy section of our magazine, in which we share the most happy news stories we can find, designed to make you smile. Enjoy the Spring 2021 edition of Positively Newsworthy below.
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 love compiling happy stories from around the world for our Positively Newsworthy section. Focusing on all that is good in the world is a sure-fire way to raise our spirits. Enjoy the Autumn 2020 edition of Positively Newsworthy below.
One of our favourite sections of the magazine is Positive Vibes, as it gives us an opportunity to speak to many established and emerging names in the holistic world, whose work we deeply admire. Today, we wanted to share Summer Vibes, from our recently-released Summer 2020 issue. Read on to learn about the companies, events and news we’re loving this season!
Here is a sneak peek of our most recent Spirituality & the City series, where six people talk about the things that make them grateful. You can read the other stories in the series by picking up a free copy of our Autumn 2017 issue from one of our wonderful stockists across Ireland. Alternatively, you can subscribe to the magazine and have the Autumn issue – as well as the next three magazines for the year ahead – delivered right to your door!
Change is my true friend and teacher, and the very core of Life itself. When it appears, in any way it presents itself, from challenging to deeply satisfying and everything in between, what is your reaction? Change could involve the loss of a loved one, challenges in your own health, losing your career, getting married and having children, having to sacrifice your old self-centred ways, or being moved to an unknown situation that challenges your current way of being. When things make you very uncomfortable, when you feel like you have absolutely no control over the outcome of anything, will you shut down and distract yourself with something else? Or will you face this discomfort, hear it, feel it, deeply allow it, and grow in wisdom, compassion and truthfulness? Nothing in this life is guaranteed, and even the greatest difficulties can be used for the highest thing, for your own freedom.
If you enjoyed this sneak peek, check out the full article in our Autumn 2017 issue, available in stockists throughout the country now.