Simple Self Care Ideas to Help You Say Goodbye to 2021 and Hello 2022!

This post has some simple self care ideas to help you harvest the lessons and blessings of 2021 and let go of what no longer serves you. Get ready to welcome a wondrous New Year! Goodbye 2021 We’ve almost done it! Can you IMAGINE, back in March (here in Ireland)…

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Self Care and Some Similarities Between Sea Swims and Pandemic Living

This post has some self care coaching ideas for living through a global pandemic and doing your best to continue to minimise risks to yourselves and others. While also enjoying life and taking advantage of being able to do things we couldn’t when locked down for so much of the…

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How Radical Acceptance and Simple Shadow Work Can Ease Everything

I first came across the idea of Radical Acceptance about 15 years ago (when I wrote this feature, including an interview with Tara Brach, for Natural Health magazine) and it changed my life. That being said, I’m a human. I often forget. My inner Judgy McJudgeface comes out (even though…

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We’re (Hopefully) Nearly There – Keep Going

Have you ever looked back at something you nearly gave up on (maybe more than once) and been so grateful that you persevered, even if things felt pretty hopeless at the time? In the new Amazon Prime film, Brittany Runs a Marathon, well, the title gives it away… Still, it’s…

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Feeling Exhausted? You’re Not Alone

Are you exhausted by: HAVING Covid_19, caring for someone with it or recovering yourself? Having to manage homeschooling on top of working from home? Having to manage homeschooling on top of NOT working from home? Managing a chronic condition? Only now beginning to relax a little after four years of…

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What are You HOPING Will Happen?

Personally? In your community? In the world? Happy First New Moon of the New Year! A great time to ponder what we WANT. Yes, even when things feel at their bleakest. The new moon offers an opportunity to ponder intentions and think about what’s emerging from even the darkest of…

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Some Self Care Lessons from the Christmas Story

Disclaimer #1 Am writing this as much for me as I am for anyone else having just heard that the NYD family lunch I’d been looking forward to hosting (my bubble plus my little bro and his partner) might not be able to go ahead. Am aware that we’re very…

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Our Need for Hope in Turbulent Times

In case you missed it, little Adam King on The Late Late Toy Show was the star of a sobtastic show. All the kids were amazing. And it was great for Ryan Tubridy to have company after his keeping people’s spirits up as far as possible without the usual audience…

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WWJD? Self Care for Better Boundaries

Have you ever felt thwarted by someone? a colleague or boss, relative, so called friend, neighbour – anyone at all? Maybe even by a group of people? Like someone seems to be making it their mission to block you? Not only obstructing you but badmouthing you? How have you reacted?…

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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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