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.