How I (mostly) stopped worrying about being thrown off the planet on an almost daily basis

As we continue with the solar plexus chakra work on the Love your WHOLE self chakra journey, we’re shining a light on the thing that gets in the way of you letting yourself SHINE. Fear of exile… I could say my extreme fear of being thrown off the planet was…

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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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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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Do as much of what feels good as possible

We begin our work with the sacral chakra this week on the Love your WHOLE self 2024 chakra journey… The sacral chakra is associated with the colour orange and relates to the reproductive organs and hips. It also relates to: Going with the flow. Trusting in life. Creative expression. Sexuality….

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Brigid, the Irish Goddess and Saint, was no stranger to having faith in each next best step

As we continue the Love Your WHOLE self 2024 chakra journey, we’re exploring next best steps this week. And Brigid (who’s being honoured with a new annual bank holiday in Ireland each year, starting today) was no stranger to creative approaches when desperate measures were needed Brigid was famous for…

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Our chakra journey ~ Love your WHOLE self 2024 ~ starts today!

I’ll be sharing elements of it on the blog each Monday (subscribers get theirs Sunday mornings). There’s no ‘too late’ as older posts and recordings will be available whenever you sign up BUT now is a wonderful time to reflect on how you might better love your whole self as…

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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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