I am a mother of five, a grandmother of six children, living in Trim, County Meath, Ireland. I have spent most of my working life with people in a support capacity. It worked both ways and sometimes I wondered who was supporting who! In 2014, I took a leap of faith and left my job – with a view to helping care for my parents and to focus on my art and writing. Both my husband’s and my own life have really been enriched through the works of many teachers and philosophers down the years, as we have grown and stretched together (spiritually and physically!). These have included gifted people like Louise Hay, Anthony de Mello, Tony Robbins, Eckhart Tolle, Mike Dooley, Dr. Wayne Dyer and over the past few years, Abraham-Hicks and Andy Shaw. I am sure that there will be many more.
Despite life challenges, which have included violent loss and having to watch loved ones suffer needlessly, I know that, for me, the secret to ‘wellbeing’ is in finding a feeling of appreciation and wonder, even if it is only to acknowledge that in the midst of darkness people, family, friends, strangers have carried me until I could find my feet again, that in the worst of times, my spirit can lift at the sight of a beautiful sunset or the smile of a child and at the best of times I feel at one with the Universe.
It is my intention that this website, ‘Wellbeing in a nutshell’ will be a resource that will serve to inform, uplift and encourage people to leave the page with a sense of power and of having read or watched something that resonates well with them.
With the magic of technology, I hope that I will be able to add to the site by uploading articles that are relevant and useful with links to places where, if you wish, you can find more information or where you can purchase books and items that may enhance your sense of wellbeing. I have also included my art page, mARTine’s Art Page, where you can browse and make purchases of prints, shower curtains, cushions, t-shirts, duvet covers or mobile covers with my painting printed of them!
P.S. Some of the articles this website attracts may not reflect my personal ideas or beliefs, but I am aware that they may resonate with you. I understand the importance of diversity and it would be a very boring and unproductive world if we all thought and desired the same, however, I hope that when you read an article populated by this site, a word, a sentence or an idea will leave you feeling uplifted, curious or best of all, with a big smile on your face!