Ennismore Retreat Centre
An experiential day based on the work of Joanna Macy and focusing on gratitude as we move through the
spiral, feeling our pain for the world, seeing with new eyes, and going
forth with renewed love and connection in our hearts
During this time,
while bringing up three small children, latterly on my own, my
journey led me through a spiritual reawakening thanks
to the principles of 12-step programme work , which still
underpin my life, and which I revisit regularly in order to
be vigilant in drawing back from my tendency to
In 2002 a restlessness came upon me, and I brought my family to live in Bandon West Cork, feeling a strong and eventually unignorable need to live somewhere bigger, to embrace mainstream society I suppose, instead of living right at the edge of civilization, comfortable though that was., I was thereby abandoning long-held ideals of country living, and it was a big leap for me and for my teenage kids..
So I have been living in the Bandon area for these last 18 years , though now that my children are living their own lives I have moved a few miles outside town. When I came back from the Mexico retreat, having left my children and bookshop in the care of my ex husband , I gave up the shop, and taught weekend Meditation workshops and retreats, while earning my living working as a Home Help for the HSE .
During those years I explored Anthroposophical Transformative art, through weekend workshops at Tobias School of Art and Therapy and I completed my Masters in Leadership and Pastoral Care at All Hallows in Dublin.