Amnesia is Embarrassing

A great key of being oneself is; remembering. We have endured a great forgetting. Forgetting ourselves as children, forgetting ourselves as one with nature, forgetting why we are here. As an Irish woman there are more depths to forgetting. Forgetting the names of the plants, the meanings of the mounds, the hill forts, the fairy [...]

The Trickster

  The archetype of the Trickster is one of the strongest initiatory teaching medicines a person can encounter. In my practice there are no innately negative emotional processes. There are teaching emotions. There are no innately negative experiences. Only teaching experiences. The trickster in North American culture is often represented by a Coyote, who is [...]

What’s in a Name?

For a long time I've been fascinated by names. In many traditions we are given different names and titles as forms of initiation. During the confirmation ceremony of Catholics children receive a Christian name, usually to honour a saint or a relative named for one. In medicine traditions people are offered names by teachers and [...]