How to connect with your personal power

Introduction to the solar plexus chakra as we embrace and wrestle with the idea of personal power…

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Grounding our work with the sacral chakra

In case you missed these earlier posts, exploring some of the main elements of our bodies and lives connected with the second chakra (as part of the Love your WHOLE self 2024 chakra journey), they’re all here! Enjoy! And if you want to do just ONE thing to honour your…

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Sofa Sessions: Taylor Swift’s The Eras Tour Movie

The last few weeks (there’s been a lot going on) has been powered by Beyoncé’s Cowboy Carter album (listened to, IN ORDER, maybe a hundred times, helping me do everything from cycling to cooking, cleaning to walking). Read on for several ways in which Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour movie has…

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Introducing SOFA SESSIONS

For years (decades), I’ve been sharing sporadic posts inspired by people (real and fictional) I’ve been inspired by from the sofa or cinema seat. The past few years (the older blog didn’t propagate over), they’ve been called Couch Coaching. I prefer Sofa Sessions Here’s a quick post to share some…

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Continuing with our base chakra journey, this week, we’re looking at ways in which you can use your environment(s) to better support you in all you do…

The base chakra is all about safety, security, money, direction in life and our homes (and workspaces and cars – anywhere we spend a good chunk of time) can be a wonderful way to make tiny and enormous changes. We know from Polyvagal Theory that we mammals thrive when we…

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All of Us Strangers

This powerful ghost story may well save lives… Unlike my usual film related (aka Couch Coaching) posts (You can read some self care lessons I got from Barbie and several other films and TV shows over the years HERE) I’ve avoided spoilers here because I REALLY want you to go…

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Do more of what you LOVE and what comes EASILY in 2024 and beyond

Spoiler alerts from Pixar’s delightful Elemental… This delightful Pixar film has all kinds of beautiful messages about immigration, refugees being people too, parental pressures and fear of difference and change. But my biggest self care takeaway was that Ember spent a LIFETIME trying to be different. Better. Never feeling good…

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The Barbie Movie and ‘parts work’

Welcome to your Monday Motivation post. In the Embodied Wellbeing newsletter, there’s more on how Weird Barbie can inspire us around neurodivergence and trauma recovery And yesterdays’ Personal Peace newsletter has journal prompts (and for Extra Embodied subscribers, an oracle card reading and Yoga Nidra) to help you embrace your…

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Move to the rhythm of your own breath

This week, we’re taking inspiration from Where the Crawdads Sing and looking at ways in which you can reconnect or deepen your connection with nature – your own and the world at large… In Where the Crawdads Sing, the main character, Kya, endures what seems impossible for any child then…

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Pamela, a love story: a trauma therapist’s perspective

My favourite thing about Pamela Anderson’s new memoir, Love, Pamela and Netflix documentary, Pamela, a love story is that she’s telling HER side of the story. It’s incredibly empowering and healing to reclaim the narrative of our own lives… I loved Baywatch growing up. I mean, I remain scared of…

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