Want to feel less hopeless about the state of the world?

Have you noticed how so often, when people talk about the climate crisis or all sorts of issues, a sense of nihilism creeps in? This week, we’re exploring ways to empower ourselves… Apocalyptic fiction is way more prevalent than hopeful healing fiction But can you imagine all that time and…

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The most challenging (and rewarding) self and Self* care practice I’ve integrated…

Why is rest so hard? The head injury I sustained at the start of the year has massively expanded my perspective. This week’s focus is on the benefits of rest, including results of the Rest Test… *that highest, wisest, truest, wildest, most miraculous part of yourself While still sometimes struggling…

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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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Inner child work’s all fun and games until you end up blubbing in front of your clinical supervisor

Being a trauma therapist doesn’t mean I don’t still get triggered. I hope these self care ideas for trauma recovery help you and remind you of your existing resources… I’ve done an enormous amount of healing over the decades. Especially in the last 15 years. But on days like the…

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Start where you ARE

Do you ever get psyched out by the enormous gulf between where you are and where you want to be with your self care (and Self care) practice/s? This post encourages you to aim high AND bridge the gap When I wrote 365 Ways to Feel Better; Self-care Ideas for…

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Feeling a Bit Burned Out? You’re Not Alone

So many people are struggling with post viral fatigue, Long Covid, other chronic health conditions, perimenopause, menopause, mental health issues and just the EXHAUSTION of it living through a global pandemic. This post has some simple self care ideas to help you rest, recharge and even recover Considering I’ve been…

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Hurt People Hurt People

I do a LOT of yoga and meditation and EFT etc. Every day. It makes me presentable, mentally and emotionally, before I see PEOPLE. In an ideal world, I’d be able to expand the patience I have for Rainbow MagnifiCat to people but I can’t. I expect more from people…

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Self Care for Catastrophic Thinking

Monday morning started quite normally – lovely Summer Solstice meditation, journaling my Morning Pages, about to do my yoga and then a quick thought that derailed much of my day: ‘I’ll just quickly share a post about using whatever platforms you have to be more visible – using that Solstice…

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What’s Your Self Care Achilles Heel?

What’s the first thing to go when things get tough or you run out of time or energy? Eating well? Sleeping well? Socialising (on screen or in person)? Giving your dreams and goals the time and energy they deserve? Exercise? Meditation? Falling back into old bad habits? Something else? What…

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What Self Care Systems Can You Put in Place Today?

I’ve spent my whole life resisting doing anything anyone tells me I ‘should’ or ‘shouldn’t’ do (I’m an Eve) BUT, structure, routine and systems have their place. When it comes to self care, the more we can make it habitual, the more effortless it becomes and the better off we…

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