Grounding our work with grounding

As we complete the base chakra element of this Love your WHOLE self 2024 chakra journey (it’s an important chakra that we’ll continue working with as we move up the body and energy field), here are the base chakra posts you may have missed or may want to return to…

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6 self care resources for PTSD

It’s PTSD Awareness Month. The site has a huge amount of free trauma sensitive and trauma informed resources to help you support yourself and loved ones, Here are 6 you might find especially helpful: 1) Trauma recovery advice from Bessel, Peter, Daniel, Stephen, Janina and co Here are some of…

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Self care ideas to help you change direction when needed

Pretty much everything I write is to help me process the world myself and (hopefully) do better moving forward. If I were to pick ONE tool that helps me enormously on a daily basis, it’s remembering that feelings, even ones we’d (sometimes) rather not be feeling, are our allies. You…

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Who Are You Becoming?

It’s (in this hemisphere) the Summer Solstice on Monday. As I mention in the book, it’s a wonderful time to appreciate all the goodness and sweetness in our lives as well as looking at our commitments, contemplating our ‘public selves’ – our contributions to the world – and letting go…

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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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Loving Lockdown or Feeling Lonely?

I love the Butterfly Hug. Developed by wife and husband team, Lucina Artigas and Ignacio Jarero to support survivors of Hurricane Pauline in Mexico, 1998, it’s been used since to help people ground themselves and self soothe. It also helps balance both sides of the brain. And, like the butterfly…

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Self Care is More Important Now than Ever Before ~ Grounding Ideas for Lockdown

For those of us who can, it’s so important that we stay home as much as we can and, of course, while some people have plans to continue self isolating long after this is all in the past, many of us are looking forward to reconnecting in person. By doing…

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Self Care Coaching for When Life’s Storms are Strengthening Your Roots and You’re Exhausted

I filmed this on Friday morning after Lorenzo had passed by. I’d been hoping that the trees’ roots would be strengthened rather than ripped out by the ferocity of the winds. When I’m going through stormy times in life, grounding always helps and imagining my roots getting stronger as a…

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Putting Down Roots – A Dream Come True

Sunday was one of my favourite days so far. I had no idea how many people would come to my tree planting party. But it’s already working – I’m looking out at the field in the rain, can see the trees at the back and know that today and as…

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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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