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Healer at Heart, Artist by Nature

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Artist, Human, Soul.

I am a Multidisciplinary Artist with creative outlets shared between photography, writing, makeup artistry, yoga and meditation, cacao healing, menstrual education and design. Diverse in their nature, each artistic and spiritual endeavour shares the same undercurrent; rooted in authentic connection to our truest human nature.

 

Establishing an authentic relationship with myself has become the catalyst for a deeper connection not only with the work I do but the people around me and The Universe at large. By connecting with our own heart and soul, we connect with the heart and soul of the world. Through my own unique celebration of being, I aspire to remind others to hold this sacred intimacy with life, one another and, of course, themselves. 

Life, to me, is an opportunity to appreciate what we have, to express ourselves with authenticity and to savour even the most simple, everyday moments. Through cultivating a meaningful relationship with ourselves, we learn to go about the world in a way that is sensitive yet strong, humble yet wise and grounded yet truly visionary. It is my truest passion, pleasure and honour to inspire others to recognize their capability to love themselves and the world around them in their own unique way.

This is what I teach, share and live with love.

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SERVICES FROM THE SOUL

 
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CACAO HEALING

Cacao, an ancient plant medicine, continues to act as a catalyst for many of my heart-led endeavours and thus I have been trained as a Cacao Practitioner. By activating a higher state of consciousness through gentle heart opening, this sacred plant medicine works to expand our ability to heal, transform and love beyond limits. It is my pleasure to offer Cacao Ceremonies, 1 to 1 sessions and Sacred Circles, featuring guided meditation, journalling, heart opening practices, women's healing and poetry sharing. Learn more about cacao healing here.

PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Photography is an outlet that allows me shine a light upon the diverse individuation of our world, yet unified within soulful connection. Whether through portrait, travel or macro photography, my passion lays within capturing the spirit of the unifying essence that connects us all. Collaborating with like-minded individuals as I capture each person's unique nature allows for a beautiful, rewarding and expansive process to unfold. Learn more about photography services here.

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YOGA & MEDITATION

I am a qualified Yoga Teacher in the styles of Yin & Hatha Yoga with over 300 hours training. Yoga, to me, allows for a reconnection to ourselves. Learning to sit with our bodies, even during times of discomfort, unlocks the doorway to self understanding, acceptance and inner peace. My mindful teachings embrace intuitive movement, playfulness and each person's individuality.

Alongside teaching yoga, I combine classes with mindful meditation, hand-written poetry and spoken word which encourages a deep state of rest, repair and relaxation; which I believe is an essential act of self love, healing and compassion. Learn more about yoga & meditation here.

WRITING, CONTENT & DESIGN

Working as a Writer & Creative Content Executive for the wellness industry has seen me collaborate with many established wellness businesses to create a deeper connection with their clientbase through authentically expressing their unique services and creating inspirational content.

Alongside written articles, biographies, copywriting and other content & design services, I also love to share heartfelt poetry in a sacred setting. Writing, to me, holds the power to invoke personal transformation by deepening the understanding of our human nature, thus inviting more self trust, inspiration and belief. Learn more about writing, design and content here.

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MAKEUP ARTISTRY

I have been working as a Professional Makeup Artist for nearly a decade. Establishing my business at a young age, I gradually became a reputable Artist amidst Ireland's beauty scene with a strong focus on celebrating each client's individuality. Each client, to me, is a blank canvas inherent with their own unique features that are already there and capable of shining. I simply use makeup for clients to discover a deeper connection within themselves, and to experience the beauty of their own true nature. Learn more about makeup work here.

 

MENSTRUAL GUIDANCE

Connecting with our own patterns allows our menstrual cycle to become an ally in creating a life that aligns with our deepest truth, highest purpose and greatest potential. Menstruality is the fundamental awareness practise which harnesses the cyclical intelligence of the menstrual cycle as a means to flow through our lives, as women, in a profound and meaningful way.

 

I offer support and guidance for menstruating woman on their own journey of self discovery and womb awakening through dedicated courses and workshops, alongside my work as a Cacao Ceremony Facilitator, Yoga Teacher & Healing Guide. Learn more about Menstruality here.

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Rooted in the earth as individual, we are all deeply interconnected; entangled within a greater web of Universal consciousness. To live freely in the world, we must find an internal compass to navigate our conflicting ways of being; integrating both earth and sky, physical and emotional, material and energetic, masculine and feminine, yin and yang, darkness and light. I believe that our hearts are our centrepointes between these realms. 

 

Following our heart's guidance allows us to tap into an intelligence greater than ourselves. Our heart permits us access to our own inner portal of truth, unconditional love and transformation. Living from the heart; we intentionally give back to this world in a way that aligns with our own deeper purpose, greatest potential and unique destiny. My own heartfelt connection to life is shared throughout my own way of being and throughout each of my colourful, playful expressions. Enlisting the intelligence of our hearts and subsequently expressing that power unto the world is, I believe, one of our utmost greatest influences on this planet.

From the earliest age, I have been called to explore life's deeper meaning through my free-spirited, artistic and expressive nature. Guided by both intellect and intuition; my understanding of the world comes from a place of both mind and spirit, feeling and thinking, body and soul.
 

I understand our very human nature to contain this contrasting duality; both limitless and ephemeral, lightness and dark, eternal yet fleeting.

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"Diverse in their nature, each branch of my own tree is connected by a power which governs the full spectrum of life; both yin and yang, darkness and light. It is through my own years of self healing in the face of adversity that allow me to explore the multidimensional avenues of creativity that life continually offers." 

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Aisling, Nutritionist

"If you allow Martha to have creative freedom, this is where the magic will happen."

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Sara-Jayne,
Ceremony Attendee

"Martha's words have a way of welcoming you home and connecting you to the true essence of who you are."

Paula, Cacao Facilitator

"Martha has a beautiful and creative eye for photography and was able to perfectly capture the feel for what I do."

Sarah, Yoga Teacher

"I feel like Martha has this gift of creating a relaxed space for your natural self to shine through.

MY HEALING JOURNEY

My own healing journey began after many years neglecting my own mental and physical health lead me to an illness that I couldn't recover from without getting to the root of my perpetual suffering.

For years, I disregarded my health by eating harmful processed foods, drinking alcohol to excess but most detrimentally; avoiding emotional issues that I had buried inside. Illness became normalised as I took daily medication for digestive issues, migraines, hormonal imbalances and mental health problems before realising that all of these separate symptoms were actually interlinked.

Tests, biopsies and hospitalisations failed to reveal the cause of my crisis decline in 2017, provoking the breakdown of my mind, body and soul which saw me hospitalised, bedridden, wheelchair bound and void of all vitality. Losing my weight, hair and menstrual cycle lead me to lose all hope entirely.

And it was in this hopelessness that I found myself.​

No longer subscribing to the 'pill for every ill' mentality, I spontaneously awakened to the idea that perhaps my body, mind and soul were not mechanical systems working independently of one another but rather interconnected, synergetic, holistic and wise.

 

With nowhere else to turn, I went inside

Suddenly, I knew (without knowing how I knew) that I had the power to heal myself. If a lifetime of self loathing suppression lead to illness, then a new chapter of self loving expression could lead to wellness. So, I began to listen to my body's cues, aches and signals as
intelligent messages sent from a place beyond my intellect.

By allowing myself to experience every flowing emotion, I learned that even the darkest feelings are transient in nature; awakening me to our cyclical nature as human beings. By surrendering to inner pain, I unleashed the dawning power of peace. The years of suppression, repression and depression were simply the consequence of rejecting my nature as a human being;

with my own inner seasonal shifts that rhythmically ebb and flow, too.

Layer by layer, I allowed myself to softly unravel within my own arms.

 

Experiencing the relief only known through grief, the rebirth only known through death;
I learned what it meant to be truly alive.

Through adopting a holistic perspective, processing inner wounds & shifting to a natural lifestyle, I laid the groundwork for an attitude of self love, forgiveness and compassion to flourish.

 

Over time and with a lot of hard work, my body, mind and spirit began to heal.

The road hasn't been easy. It has been earth shatteringly exhausting, infuriatingly isolating
and even excruciating at times, but breathtakingly beautiful and rewarding beyond measure. 

Our bodies are not only temples; they are our homes. Embracing our body's intelligence and learning to love ourselves is a "thank you" to our ancestors, Mother Earth and this galactifying Universe for gifting us with this sacred existence.

We are each holistic beings; part of a whole integrative system, interconnected with one another and the natural world around us. Through embracing each aspect of ourselves - the light and the dark - we can each find the fundamental inner strength to heal, grow and expand beyond our wildest dreams. My first-hand experience enables me to, so deeply, connect with others who wish to awaken to their own innate power and fullest potential.

I now believe we each have the ability to transmute our suffering into serenity, pain into peace and experience into evolution. I am grateful, now, for everything that has happened in my life as each triumph, trauma and tragedy was, although unbeknown at the time, 

a gateway

 

to myself.

Thank you for reading x

KINDNESS