Dr Karen Ward on connecting with the Irish landscape and sacred items as her daily self care

What would you put in your sacred bundle?

When did you last let yourself connect with the landscape you’re part of?

Let me know in the comments!

Dr Karen Ward is a writer, lecturer, teacher, and psychotherapist. Trained in the Celtic lineage and Druidic traditions, she co-founded and runs the Slí An Chroí School of Irish Celtic Shamanism with her husband John Cantwell.

Her renowned Moon Mná Women’s Celtic Circles brings the wisdom of the Irish Goddesses’ archetypal energies to those whose hearts sing with Celtic soul.

Karen is author of Change a Little to Change a Lot, Goddesses of Ireland: ancient wisdom for modern women for adults and Glorious Goddesses of Ancient Ireland for children, the bestselling The Secrets of Ageless Ageing and the annual Moon Mná Diary-Journal as well as co-editor of Soul Seers – an Irish Anthology of Celtic Shamanismwww.drkarenwardtherapist.ie www.moonmna.ie www.slianchroi.ie

WHO AM I?

I’m your host, Eve Menezes Cunningham, author of 365 Ways to Feel Better: Self-care Ideas for Embodied Wellbeing, freelance journalist and Editor-in-Chief of the Irish Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I’m also an online trauma therapist (with lived experience), supervisor and Self care coach (integrating yoga therapy, NLP, EFT and crystals as appropriate) helping people connect with and take better care of their Self. Past Chair of BACP Coaching, I run Feel Better Every Day with Eve Menezes Cunningham (aka selfcarecoaching.net).

I started The Feel Better Every Day Podcast because I realised that even with the focus of my work being self and Self care (for 20 years now!), I often struggle. And so do so many of my colleagues. We’re all human! So I interviewed several of them including neuroscientists, authors writing about health and wellbeing, fitness professionals, therapists, coaches, energy workers and medical professionals.

We ALL have gaps and even gulfs between what we would LOVE to be doing for ourselves each day and what we actually do. My hope with each episode is that you’ll go easier on yourself and do something rather than nothing from your own ideal self or Self care repertoire. Create a life you don’t need to retreat from! Let me know how you get on! I really love hearing from y’all.

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