Some Christmas cheer from across the years

Happy Christmas 2023! I hope these vintage posts help you take better care of yourself today and all week. Rainbow MagnifiCat and the tree | photo by Eve Menezes Cunningham Am hoping that however you’re spending Christmas and any other holidays you might be celebrating, you’re being kind to yourself….

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Does the idea of time with your extended family feel like torture?

Many people with trauma histories (or grief and loss of any kind) find family gatherings especially triggering. These simple self care ideas for trauma support will help you support yourself through this highly charged time of year.. I’m loving the new series / sweary reboot of Criminal Minds Evolution (you…

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Monday Motivation Whether This Week Feels Too Peopley or Too Quiet

Whatever you’re celebrating this week, I hope you have a wonderful time. And I’m aware that even reading this may feel like pressure. So many ads, films, books etc depicting what appear to be idyllic Christmases. Other festivities are not as represented but you might still feel pressure to: have…

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Wellbeing Wednesday: Cool Yule, Happy Christmas etc – Ways to Bring More Light and Warmth into the Days, Weeks and Months Ahead

In this week’s video (above), am sharing some simple ways to bring more warmth and light into the days and weeks ahead. It’s so easy to get caught up in societal pressures about idyllic fictional celebrations rather than using the time to connect with loved ones and ourselves and thinking…

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