6 simple self care ideas for anxiety

This Mental Health Awareness Week, the focus is on anxiety. Read on for simple and effective practices (it’s ALL about repetition) that have helped me transform my life and and that of many clients… 1) Make friends with your mind Yes. It’s doing your head in with all these thoughts…

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Learning to drive at 47 – thank GOD/DESS for all anxiety soothing self care tools I have

Learning to drive is bringing my anxious past flooding back but now, thankfully, I can talk myself down far faster. It’s also FUN… I’ve always had a vivid imagination and while this is often a good thing, it was terrible when I was younger before I even knew that cultivating…

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18 simple self care practices that support me daily

For my 18th Business Birthday (9th September), I’m amusing myself by NOT looking at previous years’ roundups so I can later see if there are overlaps as I ponder the self care practices I rely on most at the moment. What’s YOUR go to? Mind 1) Soothing self talk is…

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Lá Fhéile Pádraig! ☘️ Look for GREEN Flags

This St Patrick’s Day / Paddy’s Day seemed like a good time to celebrate all that’s GOOD in life. We’re wired to THRIVE. Yes, it’s important to be aware of (and pay attention to 🥶) red flags but by focusing on what’s wrong, we can miss a lot of fun….

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How to Reduce Your Stress and Anxiety by Focusing on the Things You CAN Influence

In this post, I hope you’ll find ways in which you can deal with your own concerns with as much ease as possible – while also increasing your sense of agency, empowering yourself to change the things you CAN change As Ireland opens up more, everyone has an opinion on…

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Your ‘Happy Place’ Can Be ANYWHERE

One of the first questions I ask new clients is to think of a place they’ve felt happy. I encourage them to connect with a moment in time where they felt at ease, relaxed and well. No pressure. No overwhelm. No fear. No stress It might have been last week,…

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Do You Ever Feel Like Anxiety Means You Can’t Even Contemplate Feeling or Doing Better?

Trigger warning: While Catherine’s story is inspirational, the horrors she is bravely facing even when it’s so tempting to look the other way are heartbreaking even to read about. I’m including links about the mother and baby home abuses and Tuam babies rather than detailing them here. I hear ye….

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Self Care for Catastrophic Thinking

Monday morning started quite normally – lovely Summer Solstice meditation, journaling my Morning Pages, about to do my yoga and then a quick thought that derailed much of my day: ‘I’ll just quickly share a post about using whatever platforms you have to be more visible – using that Solstice…

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7 Simple Steps to Schedule in YOUR Ideal Self Care

Does the idea of self care sometimes (often) feel overwhelming? Creating healthy habits and getting into good routines help enormously but even then, if we’re attempting anyone else’s version of self care, we’re not giving ourselves the best possible chance to connect with our OWN inner wisdom and wild self,…

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Our Need for Hope in Turbulent Times

In case you missed it, little Adam King on The Late Late Toy Show was the star of a sobtastic show. All the kids were amazing. And it was great for Ryan Tubridy to have company after his keeping people’s spirits up as far as possible without the usual audience…

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