Happy Lughnasadh!

Lugh’s honouring of his varied interests and talents is helping me clarify my own offerings this week. I hope the new Monday Motivation structure helps you enjoy whatever you choose to do as you work with the seasonal energies of generosity, harvest and abundance, amplified at this point of the…

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Are you able to care for that vulnerable, needy part of yourself?

This week, we’re doing more shadow work, connecting with our inner emotionally snotty selves. I know. Almost scarier than connecting with that higher, wiser more miraculous self but just as potent… Lizzo has been such an amazing role model for me – listening to that phenomenal voice, her lyrics, her…

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Simple Self Care Ideas to Help You Say Goodbye to 2021 and Hello 2022!

This post has some simple self care ideas to help you harvest the lessons and blessings of 2021 and let go of what no longer serves you. Get ready to welcome a wondrous New Year! Goodbye 2021 We’ve almost done it! Can you IMAGINE, back in March (here in Ireland)…

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‘Rebranding self-care as simply what it is: self-giving-a-sh**’ ~ Sophie White

I LOVED Sophie White’s column in the Sunday Independent’s Life magazine (22/8/21). Cliches around self care In it, she bemoans the ruination of self-care as ‘deeply superficial and privileged’ as so many equate it with spa days and scented candles. In this incredibly honest piece about the basic self-maintenance that…

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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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Self Care Lessons from a Lamb

When I was little, I used to love sticking my head between the bannister on the stairs (I was probably quite a strange child). Most of the time, it would be easy to extract myself but sometimes, I’d panic and get my head stuck and I’d worry I’d have to…

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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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More Simple Self Care Coaching for Lockdown 2.0

Have you noticed that there’s a spectrum? When you’re riding high on the coronacoaster, you might think, ‘This is OK! I’m energised, empowered and even smug. Look at this sourdough / banana bread! My home has never been cleaner! I’ve seen more of my loved ones, albeit for online drinks,…

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What Will Future You Be Most Grateful For?

Gratitude can be a wonderful thing when it comes to dealing with any kind of adversity. Reminding ourselves of what we already have, rather than focusing on what we think we lack, helps us. Right now, I’m genuinely feeling grateful for: work I love and which I can do online…

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Is Your Inner Self Care Police Person Draining Your Motivation?

Self care isn’t about adding yet more pressures to attempt to live up to

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