Olive MacDonagh, The Nourisher, teaches people who want to enhance their lives how to nourish their body, mind and soul to help manifest positive transformations and lead healthier, happier, more fulfilled lives.
These people are looking for a relaxing, peaceful, supportive space to retreat and reassess their lives or simply take some well earned and much deserved time out for themselves to focus on their health in a beautiful environment and receive guidance on how to make simple positive changes in their diet and lifestyle while enjoying a rest and optimum nutrition.
After spending many years living with juicing, healthy eating and exploration in fitness, psychology and spirituality, it is my dream to aid others in nourishing their body, mind and soul in a tranquil yet vibrant environment.
I am following the life path of my dreams after discovering my passions through a number of health challenges which turned out to be a blessing in disguise. Formerly a successful Associate Director working in Ireland and offshore in the Caribbean, UK and US as a chartered accountant in a very busy lifestyle, I was faced with a stage IV chronic illness and a number of surgeries to be told that my life was just about managing my symptoms to achieve the best quality of life possible with my illness. After unsuccessful medication, treatments and a number of surgeries I decided to explore and qualify in the “alternative” health treatments of Holistic Nutrition, Juice Therapy, Reiki and Theta healing amongst other modalities. I decided to retreat and reassess my values, beliefs and priorities in life. I then decided to take positive action to implement changes to transform my life realising that I am the only person responsible for my own healing journey and creating my own life. I did reach out and receive wonderful support along the way and will always be thankful to these people for helping me on my journey. This retreating and exploration opened a whole new world to me, a world of inspiration, happiness and ultimately on a journey to optimum health.
I have experience with endometriosis, cysts and hormonal issues, food sensitivities and allergies, candida, chronic fatigue, pain management and side effects from hormonal treatments such as weight gain and depression. I understand that illness can be a lonely place and want to provide a place of support and inspiration for anyone going through the same or just wanting a rest, recharge and reboot.
Throughout the years I immersed myself in the world of retreats doing a number of 7 day retreats and a multitude of weekend programs of various types, training in nutrition and various energy and healing modalities and learning about healing, getting to know who I am and what makes me happy, accepting myself for exactly who I am, developing an attitude of gratitude even for the smallest and most obvious “things” usually taken for granted, learning about the link between self worth and money, developing relationships and ultimately transforming my life into one including colour, joy, love, inspiration and a passion for life. I welcome you to join me on this continued journey at Butterfly Cottage Retreat.