REPOST FROM MEDIUM.COM Some Thoughts from a Trauma Therapist (and Survivor) on the 6th January Insurrection Attempt Anniversary Reflections

I shared this (much longer than usual post) on medium.com and am including the link HERE

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Simple Self Care Solutions for When You Want to SCREAM

I had an unexpectedly delightful day on Sunday. It made me feel that extra 9 weeks or extra 9 months, I could ‘do’ lockdown more easily than I had been doing it. But then, last night, wanted to SCREAM. I haven’t screamed since before lockdown when I’d sometimes indulge underwater…

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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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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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Where’s Your ‘Edge’ Today?

In yoga, we often talk about going only to our ‘edge’ – too little and we’re not pushing ourselves enough. Too far and we risk injury. Pose by pose, our edge varies. Sometimes, our edge changes due to injury or illness. Sometimes, it changes and we don’t even notice for…

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Give Yourself a Break

You already KNOW the importance of downtime and regular rest for anxiety, stress, trauma, sleep and general health and wellbeing. I know I know. And STILL (usually when I need it most), I sometimes resist. We’re conditioned to attempt to be ON all the time – even when we’re actively…

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Cat Coaching for Self Care: How Can You Face Your Fears Head On?

Hi, Rainbow MagnifiCat from selfcarecoaching.net again (as translated by my human). Evie has been transfixed by me and next door’s lambs / sheep. They’ve been eating grass and as far as Evie’s concerned, they’re exceedingly welcome. She hopes they understand that they’re welcome to the grass but to avoid the…

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Cat Coaching for Self Care ~ Be More Cat

Meow. Rainbow MagnifiCat here again (as translated by her human) from selfcarecoaching.net When things feel overwhelming, my advice is to simply be more cat. What feels good for you right now? Here are some ideas: Stretch. Curl up. Play. Pounce. Do some gravity checking. You humans laugh at us knocking…

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Cat Coaching for Self Care: Stop Telling Yourselves How You SHOULD Be Feeling

Hi there, Rainbow MagnifiCat here again, from selfcarecoaching.net (as translated by my human). Sharing some more feline wisdom for you humans. Lockdown is hard. I know. Not as hard as HAVING Covid-19 or having loved ones have it. Certainly not as hard as not being able to be with dying…

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Messages of Hope for Life After Coronovirus (Covid 19)

One of the best memes I’ve seen about Covid (apart from the ones about valuing society’s key workers and treating it as if we’re already infected and doing everything we can to avoid passing it on) was about it being so surreal, the writer not knowing if over or under-reacting…

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