My TOP self care tip for International Stress Awareness Week 2022 (and every day)

This International Stress Awareness Week, I’ve been thinking a lot about ALL of my self care practices for stress (many of which can be found in the book, 365 Ways to Feel Better: Self-care Ideas for Embodied Wellbeing with several free resources available on the site) and this blog post…

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18 simple self care practices that support me daily

For my 18th Business Birthday (9th September), I’m amusing myself by NOT looking at previous years’ roundups so I can later see if there are overlaps as I ponder the self care practices I rely on most at the moment. What’s YOUR go to? Mind 1) Soothing self talk is…

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How to Go from Self Loathing to Wishing Yourself Well

Metta Makes Everything* Better At least, this is my experience having had an at least once a day (first thing in the morning) Metta meditation practice since March 2013 (sporadic for years before then). What is Metta? Metta is often translated as Loving Kindness and sometimes, as Friendliness. Coming from…

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We Can’t Be Kind if We’re Seething with Resentment

I end most of my sessions asking clients what they can do to be extra kind to themselves in the coming week. I ask myself the question, too. Anytime I’m facing anything that feels tough, what I might do to be a bit kinder to myself? It’s been revolutionary in…

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Self Care Metta Meditation for When the News is Especially Challenging

I’ve been including certain PMs, Presidents and politicians in my morning Metta Meditations for years now. Some days it’s easier than others. With serious talk of borders on the island of Ireland, even typing this, I’ve paused to take some calming breaths. Metta can be an advanced practice. Sometimes, we…

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