Self care inspiration from fictional characters and real life this International Justice Day

To honour International Justice Day, I’ve created a round up of 24 vintage blog posts encouraging self care around social justice issues plus some indulgent energetic support. The theme across all this week’s blog posts and newsletters is taking action to support yourself, your loved ones, your communities and the…

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How to Wallow Well: Seven Self Care Ideas

This blog post is NOT to put any pressure on you. There’s no ‘right’ way to wallow You wallow however you WANT to wallow. But because there’s so much going on every day, it’s beneficial – for our mental health as well as our overall wellbeing – to wallow and…

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Who Are You Becoming?

It’s (in this hemisphere) the Summer Solstice on Monday. As I mention in the book, it’s a wonderful time to appreciate all the goodness and sweetness in our lives as well as looking at our commitments, contemplating our ‘public selves’ – our contributions to the world – and letting go…

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Has Something Ever Taken Longer than You Thought it Would?

Lockdown? A project? Anything at all? I’m cackling to myself that I had thought that I’d have finished two book proposals I’ve been working on for ages AND have taken my drivers theory test so I can start taking actual lessons by now. Both book proposals were almost ready to…

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More Simple Self Care Coaching for Lockdown 2.0

Have you noticed that there’s a spectrum? When you’re riding high on the coronacoaster, you might think, ‘This is OK! I’m energised, empowered and even smug. Look at this sourdough / banana bread! My home has never been cleaner! I’ve seen more of my loved ones, albeit for online drinks,…

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Skillful Mourning – an Addition for Your 2020 Survival Self Care Toolkit

I’d planned to make this week’s post a highlight from the Trauma Skills Summit but, for the countless time, have been floored by the ever lowering bar with news from Kenosha and Portland. Instead, I’ll share one idea from one of the speakers from the Summit, Lama Rod Owens, co-author…

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What Helps You Make Good Decisions?

How are you doing? The ‘interesting times’ we’re living on keep getting more and more interesting and it’s only natural to feel overwhelmed and exhausted sometimes. Just as our phones and computers and other devices need some time to install upgrades, when we take deep rest and sleep well or…

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My Highlights from the Embodied Psychology Summit

So many amazing sessions on this week long online conference. Enormous thanks to Dr Scott Lyons and everyone else involved in bringing the Embodied Psychology Summit to so many people. If you’re interested and missed it (I shared links to register to the free event via my social media accounts…

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How Can We Make Post Traumatic Growth More Likely?

I’m still listening to a few final workshops from last week’s Action Trauma conference (you can read my initial highlights blog from last week HERE) and also listening to as much of this week’s Trauma Super Conference as I can fit around appointments. It was so popular on Monday, the…

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My Highlights from the Action Trauma Virtual Trauma Summit 2020 ~ Part 1

I had been soooo looking forward to a few days in Belfast for this trauma conference. Still, better to listen to world renowned trauma specialists including Stephen Porges, Bessel Van Der Kolk, Dr Daniel Seigel, Peter Levine and more online than not at all. Here are some highlights: Stephen Porges…

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