Monthly Archives: September 2014

Uplift yourself





Feeling good about yourself


Years ago I read this book that I picked up again the other day. “Feng Shui 168 ways to success”. Thought I would share some of the things that stood out for me, in hopes that it might help you as well.

We need to get into the habit of developing awareness of our surroundings. Be sensitive to the occurrence of things going wrong, especially when there seems to be a pattern and a frequency that seems to suggest a spate of bad luck. Bad luck that is caused by bad Feng Shui happens almost continuously.

The effect of unbalanced energies often causes things to go wrong with no respite. Your environment and the physical structures that occupy your personal space emanate many different kinds of energies all the time. These energies can be gross or subtle, and they are either benevolent or treacherous. So you should try to tune into the energies that surround your personal space. You don’t need to become obsessed with Feng Shui, but you will benefit enormously if you develop sensitivity to how these energies affect your living space. The best times to ‘check’ the feng shui of your personal space are when you have just moved into a new home or office; and during the changeover of years and decades.

This is just the beginning of the information that has helped me. I really hope this information will help you. More to come tomorrow. Have a blessed day!!!

Aghaboe Abbey


Ed Mooney Photography

Aghaboe Abbey (1)

Another site I recently returned to with Ryan and Ava, my two eldest Ruinhunters was the Abbey at Aghaboe. The last time I was here would have been back in early 2011 when I was just beginning my adventure in combining both Photography and Ruin hunting. When we got here first there was some sort of tour going on inside the Abbey, so we headed down to have a look at a possible Standing Stone in a nearby Field. Aghaboe has a long history of plunder, burning and rebuilding. Which first began with its foundation as a monastery by St. Cainnech in 577AD.

Aghaboe Abbey (2) Junior Ruinhunters Ryan & Ava

View from the nearby Motte & Bailey View from the nearby Motte & Bailey

This monastery was known to be a major centre of learning, commerce and agriculture in its day. Cainnech was born around 515AD in Glengiven, Cianachta, which is now part of Derry. According to the…

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A Beautiful Friendship

A Beautiful Friendship

Broken Light: A Photography Collective

Please welcome first-time contributor Miranda, a 19-year-old student who has been living with OCD since childhood. Miranda has only recently been diagnosed and begun treatment but it is looking very hopeful, as improvement can already be seen. She has also suffered with depression in the past, but is feeling much happier and optimistic at this point in her life.

About this photo: “As someone with OCD, an attention to details tends to rule my life. Tracing multiple sets of details as they relate to my various obsessions and compulsions is normally extremely distressing and distracting. However, every once in a while I find joy from my detail-oriented mind. Sometimes it allows me to notice patterns and shapes and colors that others might overlook. I like to capture some of these moments through photography.

Find more from Miranda at her blog.



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Trust yourself. Create the kind of person that you will be happy with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.

Trust yourself. Create the kind of person that you will be happy with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.

Don Charisma

«Trust yourself. Create the kind of person that you will be happy with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.»

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On Motherhood and Losing Myself


The Belle Jar

I remember the first time it happened – it was shortly after Theo’s birth and I was still in the hospital. My mother and husband were in the room with me when the nurse came in to do something – maybe weigh him or help bathe him or check his vital signs. After she finished, she said, “all right, now I’ll give him back to mom,” and I was momentarily confused. Why was she handing my son off to my mother? Shouldn’t she give him to me or my husband?

And then I realized that she had, in fact, meant to give Theo back to me. Mom meant me. I was mom. My mother, meanwhile, had graduated to “Grandma.” The nurse left before I had the chance to tell her that my name was Anne, although if she’d really wanted to know that she could have just looked at my chart.

I got used to…

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Brothers and Sisters


Busted Flip Flops

We parted days ago but it seems like years already I ride the bumpy white gravel trail near my home that reminds me of our solitary bike ride last week on the Panhandle You wanted to cross the no entry point I said no I wanted to take a photo of the military threat level sign you said don't be stupid We listened to Pink Floyd when we were teenagers saw them in concert after a truck bed ride down the streets of downtown Nashville high on rock n roll Now I listen to them and my heart sings cries We had one huge fight our entire sibling hood A letter sent to my house ended the feud and I made the call Now it seems unbelievable after all the laughs you gave me at the Cape Laughter I needed at the most crucial time of my life It was…

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Нови дан настајању ……


Жао ми је што нисам био у року од неколико дана радили. Могао сам стварно размишљао о томе је оно што ја говорим о овде. Ја сам живео широм света, Турска, Немачка, Италија; и био у многим земљама на путу. Већина су били лепи и дах узимање искуства. Неке лекције сам научио од добра и лоша, али увек је било лекција, а искуство које сам узео од онога што сам икада урадио. Па с времена на време ћу бити прича приче о мојим путовањима