Happy Lughnasadh!

Lugh’s honouring of his varied interests and talents is helping me clarify my own offerings this week. I hope the new Monday Motivation structure helps you enjoy whatever you choose to do as you work with the seasonal energies of generosity, harvest and abundance, amplified at this point of the…

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Simple but powerful dream analysis you can use yourself

This week’s blog has some simple self care ideas to help you better connect with and understand your Self* through your dreams… Last night (at time of drafting this) my strange dreams included one where I saw a giant fox in the back field. It was the size of a…

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Self care ideas to help you change direction when needed

Pretty much everything I write is to help me process the world myself and (hopefully) do better moving forward. If I were to pick ONE tool that helps me enormously on a daily basis, it’s remembering that feelings, even ones we’d (sometimes) rather not be feeling, are our allies. You…

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Simple Self Care Ideas to Help You Say Goodbye to 2021 and Hello 2022!

This post has some simple self care ideas to help you harvest the lessons and blessings of 2021 and let go of what no longer serves you. Get ready to welcome a wondrous New Year! Goodbye 2021 We’ve almost done it! Can you IMAGINE, back in March (here in Ireland)…

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Transform (Or Simply Upgrade) Your Life in 2022 With One Simple Self Care Practice

This post has a super simple idea that I’ve been using for decades: Using a tiny diary to chart your progress with ANY intention. If you stick with it, it’ll keep you accountable as you make and sustain your change in 2022 and beyond… Much as I love many of…

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How to Go from Self Loathing to Wishing Yourself Well

Metta Makes Everything* Better At least, this is my experience having had an at least once a day (first thing in the morning) Metta meditation practice since March 2013 (sporadic for years before then). What is Metta? Metta is often translated as Loving Kindness and sometimes, as Friendliness. Coming from…

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What are You HOPING Will Happen?

Personally? In your community? In the world? Happy First New Moon of the New Year! A great time to ponder what we WANT. Yes, even when things feel at their bleakest. The new moon offers an opportunity to ponder intentions and think about what’s emerging from even the darkest of…

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Wouldn’t it be Great if Transforming Ourselves was as Easy as Creating Our Facebook Avatars?

How we represent ourselves when not constrained by reality A few years ago, I attended a workshop on online counselling workshop with online therapy and coaching pioneer, Kate Anthony at BACP’s Private Practice Conference (London, 2017). She talked about the now well known disinhibition effect often observed with online and…

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Highlights from Resilience Week 2

My own resilience has been tested a lot this week – beaurocracy around moving countries. In spite of everything, it’s comforting to recognise that my resilience is way better now than it was in the past and, of course, the spectacular views help me keep that bigger picture in mind…

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Highlights from Stress Week 2

Thinking ahead and asking ourselves what we can do to support ourselves through stressful times is a great way to use our minds to help us rather than getting into endless loops of more stressful thoughts. It can sound cold to suggest minimising the time spent with people who stress…

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