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Mindfulness: 3 Self-Love Benefits + 1 for Creatives // Video

f you've ever rolled your eyes because yet another magazine/ blog/ friend has told you about how they love the benefits of their minfulness practice - and all you can think about is how useless it is, even though you've never actually tried it - then this video is for you! *yay I, like you, never believed that being mindful could make a change in my life, and, as the instant gratification kind of gal I am, I never bothered to stick around long...

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The First Rule Of Sub Rosa? Confessions Made Under The Rose Stay Under the Rose | On Becoming A Rose of Tralee

Sub Rosa_Confessions Under The Rose Stay Under The Rose

“She was lovely and fair as the rose of the summer, yet ’twas not her beauty alone that won me;

Oh no, ’twas the truth in her eyes ever dawning,that made me love Mary, the Rose of Tralee”

 – Edward Mordaunt Spencer / William Pembroke Mulchinock

As I imagine the scraping sound of a quill and the bleeding of heart and ink onto parchment, I wonder what truth it was that could have inspired William Pemproke Mulchinock to write his famous Irish ballad.

What truth or secret was it that lay behind Mary’s eyes and immortalised her as the Rose of Tralee?

With the first round of the Rose of Tralee festival coming up, I have thought a lot about this question and enjoyed some time researching the properties and the symbolic meanings of roses. [as you do]

I also realised that I nearly fell into the trap of a thought process that contemporary society is hard-wiring us to have.

#TakeMeHomeThursday | “Trust [That You Are Good Enough]” Watercolour Illustration To Help You Remember Your Worth

“We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be.” - Jane Austen [caption id="attachment_665" align="aligncenter" width="520"] "Trust" by Cat De Pillar | Click To View Print Options[/caption] ave you ever really trusted? Have you ever exposed the most vulnerable parts of yourself knowing that you would be there to have your back in case ANYONE hurt you? Have you ever been so deeply tuned in to yourself that you could let...

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On Becoming A Rose of Tralee Part 1| What it is & Why I Want to Be a Part of it

Exciting news! I have been accepted to the Rose of Tralee International Festival [a big thing for Irish people :) ] and I decided to document my personal journey as I participate, and share it with you. This is a little introductory video on the festival itself and why I wanted to participate this year. I am sorry if the sound is not ideal, but I really wanted to take my gear out into the woods and talk to you from there -...

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#TakeMeHomeThursday | “Sensual Enlightenment” Watercolour Illustration of the Divine Feminine and Sacred Sexuality

"The feminine does not save itself for some glorious moment in the future, nor grieve over some lost moment in the past. It holds nothing back. Now is all there ever is." - Marion Woodman [caption id="attachment_1208" align="aligncenter" width="487"] "Sensual Enlightenment" by Cat De Pillar. Click to View Print Options[/caption] his piece is the result of a beautiful collaboration with the woman behind earthbodymama, a blog focused on guiding women to wholeness, sensuality, and liberated sexuality. When I set out to illustrate the...

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