Grounding our work with the solar plexus chakra

How have you found these past few weeks? As always, when focusing on any area of life, an enormous amount has come up for healing for me – old anxieties. Reminders to use the nervous system regulation tools myself and not shame spiral and try to make myself tiny. How…

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Reclaiming voices: Transforming therapeutic conversations beyond oppression

Read on for 1) some of my highlights from the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) 2024 Conference on decolonising therapy 2) more information about writing for the Irish Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy and 3) some of awkward vegan deliciousness from the journey and stay in Sligo ‘My…

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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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Want to feel less hopeless about the state of the world?

Have you noticed how so often, when people talk about the climate crisis or all sorts of issues, a sense of nihilism creeps in? This week, we’re exploring ways to empower ourselves… Apocalyptic fiction is way more prevalent than hopeful healing fiction But can you imagine all that time and…

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The business advice I wish I’d had in 2004

For this Monday Motivation’s bounteous bundle of Self care and self care ideas, we’re honouring how far we’ve come with our recoveries and successes. It’s my 19th Business Birthday this week so the Embodied Wellbeing newsletter has loving and compassionate advice for 2004 Me focused around self care and Self…

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Healing your inner child can be fun

The idea of working with your inner child (or inner children) may feel daunting but it’s a wonderful, transformative and healing practice that you can make as complex or as simple as you want. I hope the ideas in this blog (and the Rapport column) help you experiment and play…

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Do you feel welcome and at ease in your own home?

This Rapport feature has suggestions to help you improve your comfort levels by experimenting with DIY and home decor. As the nights draw in and weather makes outside feel less tempting, it’s a great time to reassess your living arrangements. What would help you feel more at home in your…

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Are you a planter, nurturer or harvester?

I’ve not played the lottery for decades let alone won it but, leaping around shrieking delightedly with a friend as we harvested potatoes the other day FELT like an enormous win… For ages, each time I passed my coldframe, I thought, ‘I need to Google “How to harvest potatoes”‘. Yet…

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Coach Coaching: Self care ideas from Elvis

Am still a bit heartbroken after seeing Elvis the other night, knowing that financial exploitation in music and film (and so many other industries) is so ingrained. That he wasn’t the first or last to be manipulated and even drugged in order to be controlled. That we humans have SO…

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How novelty helps our brains

Babies’ brains are taking in soooo much new information, they develop enormously. In the past few decades, neuroscience and research around neuroplasticity have shown that we can impact healthy brain development right up until we die! And novelty helps to create new neural connections. Do you remember those early days…

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