Journeys of Body and Mind…

Travel is surely one of the best tools for personal development, when you immerse yourself in another place/culture for a time. Here I’ll be sharing articles on some of the places I’ve been – please share your own stories in the comments!

Reflections from Finland

January 16, 2015 Finland
Frozen Lake Myllyjärvi

As regular readers know, I moved with my partner from Ireland to Finland last September, to study a Master’s in Music, Mind and Technology at the University of Jyväskylä. We’re really enjoying living here; the Finns that we’ve met have been lovely and I’ve discovered some surprising similarities between the Finns and the Irish. A shared love of spuds and […]

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10 Weeks to Wellbeing: Week 9 – Community & Environment

November 10, 2014 Business

[First published in my Irish Sunday Mirror wellbeing column, 9th Nov ’14.] In previous weeks, we’ve looked at our relationships with ourselves, our partners and family and close friends. This week we’ll shift our attention to the bigger picture, looking at the communities we belong to and the environments we live in. No (wo)man is an island I’m writing this […]

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Dream It. Do It. Love It… Relaunched!

September 8, 2014 Life

Since I first launched the Dream It. Do It. Love It. blog back in 2010, there’ve been a lot of big changes with soulambition and in my personal life – moving my ‘underground cabaret’ Sofa Sessions from my living room to the Ulster Hall; moving out of Belfast, with a plan to move to Japan, and thence, to New York; working with […]

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Anam Mara, Part 2: Seaside

September 1, 2011 Business

My last post was Part 1 of my escape to a friend’s cottage in Donegal for a week of relaxation, reading, reflecting and recharging. This is the second of two posts about unforgettable Anam Mara! R(est) & R(eading), Lots Of After a grey, windswept, atmospheric and brilliant weekend, Monday dawned clear and sunny. After breakfast I took a walk down the garden to […]

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Anam Mara, Part 1: Fireside

June 18, 2011 Business

In March I headed off on retreat to a friend’s cottage in Donegal. It did have a TV, though I didn’t use it; and there was no internet access. It was just what the doctor ordered, and I hope it inspires some of you to take some very precious time out, and create your own little island of peace and […]

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Tracy talks to: Teresa O’Hare, owner of top eco-holiday destination Orchard Acre Farm (Co. Fermanagh)

December 18, 2008 Life

I was recently given a tour of fantastic Orchard Acre Farm, Co. Fermanagh, which was named one of the Guardian’s 10 best eco-holiday destinations in Ireland, 2008. Visionary owner Teresa O’Hare talked to me about eco-tourism and organic farming. TD: Have you always been very eco-conscious, Teresa? TOH: Only since I realised that what we do on this earth, from the foods […]

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