Move to the rhythm of your own breath

This week, we’re taking inspiration from Where the Crawdads Sing and looking at ways in which you can reconnect or deepen your connection with nature – your own and the world at large… In Where the Crawdads Sing, the main character, Kya, endures what seems impossible for any child then…

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Putting yourself in the way of beauty

Give your Self a break. That Highest, Wisest, Truest most Miraculous, Wildest part of yourself needs nourishment. As Cheryl Strayed’s mother used to say (inspiring her journey in Wild), ‘Put yourself in the way of beauty.’ What might that be? For me, the sea always hits the spot. The sea…

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7 Simple Self Care Ideas for When You’re Really, REALLY Tired

Instead of honouring the struggle and allowing as much rest as possible, many people are trying to power on through… In the third year of a global pandemic… I hope these simple self care ideas help you accept your more human, vulnerable, tired, depleted, overwhelmed, lonely, insecure and exhausted parts….

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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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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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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 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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How to Use a Yule Log to Set Intentions for the Coming Decade

Yule is a wonderful time of year to reflect on the past, let go of what no longer serves us and set intentions for what we want to welcome into our lives. I have some additional ideas about working with it in 365 Ways to Feel Better: Self-care Ideas for…

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Happy Lughnasadh – What Are You Harvesting?

[Please imagine a wonderful video to accompany this blog post – I got covered in paint so decided against filming anything] All these years (decades) I’ve been meditating around the Pagan (aka seeing divinity in nature) calendar and this year, I’ve spent part of the afternoon actually looking at fields…

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Wellbeing Wednesday: What helps you when you don’t want to feel better?

There’s something wonderful about wallowing. When we allow ourselves to feel our rage, anger, irritation, ennui, grief, heartbreak or anything else that typically isn’t welcomed in this ‘be positive’ age, we’re honouring ourselves. We’re being authentic. We’re listening to the messages behind the feelings so we can use our emotions to heal…

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