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 Extra Supports Can You Put in Place for Yourself Today?

Irish, UK, US and international news have different angles but wherever you’re based, you’re likely worried / angry / relieved about amped up restrictions around minimising the spread of Covid_19. As we move into autumn (in this hemisphere), a lot of people are anticipating lower mood and anxiety as the…

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When Did You Last Have the Kind of Hug that Allows that Giant Ahhhhhh?

I’m reluctant to even count the months and weeks since I had the kind of human to human hugs I used to take for granted before Lockdown. I know I miss them. I’m lucky to have Rainbow MagnifiCat leaping onto my lap, onto my belly or shoulder or into the…

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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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Bridging the Gap Between Where We Are and Where We Want to Be

This morning’s yoga wasn’t as luxurious as the past few days’. But I still included Bridge Pose in my shorter sequence. If you have the book, there’s more about Bridge Pose for 11/3 (p52). It’s a wonderful pose to help prepare the body for sleep (but ideally done long before…

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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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Cat Coaching for Self Care #15 ~ Inhale. Paws. Exhale. Paws.

Hi, Rainbow MagnifiCat (as translated by her human) from selfcarecoaching.net here again to help you find some of your own cattitude. Evie loves watching me breathe so much, she made me the star of her most recent marketing campaign (since February, I’m on this flyer AND her new pop up…

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