How to make your own Crystal Cocktail (if you want to)

This week, I’m sharing my current Crystal Cocktail, explaining a bit about why I do this and HOW (in case you want to create your own)… I adore crystals. Apart from having spent three years training as a crystal therapist and still integrating crystal coaching in my ongoing work, I…

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Self Care Ideas to Stop Negative Thought Spirals and Genuinely Feel Better

This is not about ‘brightsiding’ – attempting to force silver linings before getting out of the storm or even finding a hat, raincoat and/or umbrella. And it’s not about ‘toxic positivity’ – where an effort to minimise actual negative experiences and feelings in an effort to only feel good not…

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Another Yule Blog ~ Simple Self Care Ideas to Help You Make the Most of the Seasonal Energies

I love this time of year. As well as encouraging clients and supervisees to reflect on the year that’s nearly over and set intentions for the new year, I do it myself. An important part of this is doing everything we can to release all that we’re ready to release….

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When We’re Nauseous With Pain and Almost Resist Helping Ourselves – Tune Into Your Body’s Wisdom

I went against my body’s wisdom last night and pushed pushed pushed (working until 4am) because I knew today would be one of my Bad Pain Days and I wanted, as far as possible, to be able to relax into it. With endometriosis and haemorrhagic ovarian cysts, I adopted some…

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Self Care Coaching Tools at Tertulia Bookshop

Thanks so much to everyone who braved Storm Atiyah to come to the Irish book launch of 365 Ways to Feel Better: Self-care Ideas for Embodied Wellbeing (White Owl, 2017). Even though all my work centers around self care, days like today bring it sharply into focus. I knew it…

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A Self Care Mindfulness Meditation to Help You Identify and Allow ALL the Feelings

This meditation (in today’s video) is adapted from one from Thich Nhat Hanh. It’s one of my favourites and I included it in my book, 365 Ways to Feel Better: Self-care Ideas for Embodied Wellbeing. It felt especially lovely sharing it in front of the Reek (Croagh Patrick) as mountains…

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Self Care Toolkit for Almost Duvet Days

Those days where you don’t HAVE to do as much as you normally do. Where the usual adrenaline surges that help you do everything are absent. And you think that maybe a duvet day is just what you need. But after catching up on a little sleep you recognise that…

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Short Rose and Tree Meditation for Self Care

I hope you find this short meditation useful. Feel free to adapt it in a way that works for you. You can find out more about my yoga and meditation services HERE I often (when appropriate, if clients and supervisees want to work in this way) incorporate meditations, visualisations and…

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Self Care for Our Own and Others’ Narcissistic Wounding

Since a certain person in a powerful position was running for said powerful position nearly four years ago, people have been throwing around diagnoses of Narcissistic Personality Disorder (which even psychiatrists aren’t qualified to make from afar) with abandon. I’m a counsellor. I don’t diagnose. But I can hypothesise. Many…

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Can I Talk About Crystals on the Radio (BBC Birmingham) Without Sounding Too Woo Woo?

You can listen by clicking the image above I adore crystals. I use them every day in many different ways – for goal setting, to support in meditation, for pain relief (as well as seeking appropriate medical support – please always see a doctor for medical issues. Crystals can help…

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