Simple self care ideas to help you feel more connected

This week, we’re exploring community. Read on for ways to co-create and contribute to supportive community/ies that enrich you, other members and the world at large… Choose deliberately There are journal prompts in the new Embodied Wellbeing newsletter to help you make a mental (and emotional) audit of all the…

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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 Feeling Good Can Enhance Self Control, Motivation and Potentially Change the World (For the Better)

Do you ever wonder why, when it’s so simple to NOT take more than your fair share, an instruction (as in the UK in September) to be patient and only buy petrol if needed (rather than panic buying) led to nation wide fuel shortages and actual fights at petrol stations?…

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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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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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How to Adopt a Nuanced, More Sustainable Approach to Self Care

Self care isn’t as simple as adopting a blanket approach like, ‘Eat at least 5 portions of fruit and veg each day.’ We need to be able to decide when something is self care and when it isn’t enough or when it might be too much or even punitive. The…

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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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How Can You Bring More Light Into these Polarised Times?

What can you do to be as peaceful as possible a presence on and for the planet? I don’t know about you but while I love the idea of being all love and light, in reality (being human and all), I feel all the feelings. And now, more than ever,…

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Feeling a Bit Sorry for Life’s ‘Winners’

The news from the US is almost as compulsive viewing as it was last week with the incumbent president refusing to concede the election to Biden and Harris. So far, so Trump. Yet his party aren’t objecting. Just as some of the Trump protesters were shouting ‘Stop the count’ (in…

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