Self Care (Especially Covid Self Care) is as Unique as YOU Are

For a self care coach, the term self care makes me cringe almost as much as life coach did when I called myself that. But I can’t think of a better way to describe what I do: Helping people take better care of themselves both physically and mentally and to…

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Some Ways to Self Isolate / Social Distance AND Work with the Spring Equinox Energies

While there’s some irony in going inward at the start of spring, traditionally an outward looking time of year (on this hemisphere), there’s a lot we can do to maximise Spring Equinox / Ostara energies while home alone (or with the people we live with). I’ve already done what I…

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Learning (More) Patience Through Gardening

We had sunshine the other day. I thought I’d be spending some of the weekend planting wildflowers and willow trees. Instead, am happy to still have power and internet while Storm Jorge puts me off going out. Still, the lesson of patience still stands. And I’ve been using the time…

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Have You Ever Explored Your Resistance to the Things that Can Help You Feel Better?

I love this meme that periodically makes the rounds. I imagine all these parents, intending for us to have a good start in life – getting enough rest, eating well, having quiet down time and so on – and because they may have been a bit too insistent about it,…

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Reminding Myself that Yoga is a Way to Become Friendlier to Our Bodies and Minds

This morning’s view from the yoga mat was a lovely reminder of seasons, cycles and other things that impact. I regularly talk to yoga students, clients and so on about yoga not being about contorting ourselves into painful poses or looking skinny on Instagram. I remind them (and myself) of…

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Do You Ever Do Nothing Because You Can’t Do Everything?

So often, people talk about what they ‘should’ be doing in terms of self care. I encourage my clients, supervisees and groups to do as much of what FEELS like self care to them. Anything in your self care repertoire might feel positive and good one day, punitive and too…

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A Little Pre Valentine Day Gift for Your Body

Does Your Body Have to Shout to Get Your Attention? I’m lucky in terms of health (and due to a chronic pain condition, I’ve created SOME of this luck by making so many drastic lifestyle changes in an effort to better support my health). Still, the past couple of days…

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Some Cleansing Water Visualisations

Every time I wash up, have a shower or a bath or even wash my hands, I imagine the water taking any energies I no longer need as it all drains away. As if I were a giant crystal I were cleansing. I find it soothing and even just imagining…

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How I Went from Being SUCH a Shy Confidence Coach to Being, Well, a Bit LESS Shy Today

I still work on my own confidence but it’s much easier than when I started my first life coaching and complementary practice, Apple Coaching – Be Confident from Your Core (geddit?), in 2004. The self care tools I’ve learned and integrated into my own life as well as into my…

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What Might You Do LESS of Today?

Sometimes, self care means acknowledging that we need to stop. Rest. Recharge. In an ideal world, we’d take better care of ourselves, building in appropriate breaks, having strong and healthy immune systems and so on. We’d be able to watch the bugs pass by without succumbing. In reality, we sometimes…

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