Do you feel welcome and at ease in your own home?

This Rapport feature has suggestions to help you improve your comfort levels by experimenting with DIY and home decor. As the nights draw in and weather makes outside feel less tempting, it’s a great time to reassess your living arrangements. What would help you feel more at home in your…

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Self care ideas to help you change direction when needed

Pretty much everything I write is to help me process the world myself and (hopefully) do better moving forward. If I were to pick ONE tool that helps me enormously on a daily basis, it’s remembering that feelings, even ones we’d (sometimes) rather not be feeling, are our allies. You…

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Do you pay attention to what you’re growing?

The way we do something is often the way we do EVERYTHING. I’m CONSTANTLY attempting to do better, to make life easier and hope these reflections help you make some improvements to your own life strategies Much as I love the IDEA of gardening and rewilding, I’m not a natural…

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Easing Your Way to Achieving Long Term Goals

Do you feel like _____ is an impossible dream or do you feel in every fibre of your being that it’s just a matter of time as you KNOW you’ll get there? This blog post (and the feature I wrote for Rapport) has ideas to help you relax and even…

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This Hallowe’en, Are You Brave Enough to Face What SCARES You?

I hope you find the journal prompts in this blog post helpful as you – if you dare – shine a light into the scariest most cobweb filled corners of your life I live so far out of my comfort zone so much of the time, I’m used to scaring…

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Give Yourself a Break

You already KNOW the importance of downtime and regular rest for anxiety, stress, trauma, sleep and general health and wellbeing. I know I know. And STILL (usually when I need it most), I sometimes resist. We’re conditioned to attempt to be ON all the time – even when we’re actively…

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Bridging the Gap Between Where We Are and Where We Want to Be

This morning’s yoga wasn’t as luxurious as the past few days’. But I still included Bridge Pose in my shorter sequence. If you have the book, there’s more about Bridge Pose for 11/3 (p52). It’s a wonderful pose to help prepare the body for sleep (but ideally done long before…

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How Will You Feel When You DO Whatever You’ve Been Putting Off?

We can so easily psyche ourselves out of doing things because we don’t want to feel the discomfort, pain or even inconvenience or doing what needs to be done. In NLP terms, people are either ‘towards’ or ‘away’. Towards people are motivated by the idea of what the effort will…

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Have You Ever Explored Your Resistance to the Things that Can Help You Feel Better?

I love this meme that periodically makes the rounds. I imagine all these parents, intending for us to have a good start in life – getting enough rest, eating well, having quiet down time and so on – and because they may have been a bit too insistent about it,…

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Have You Given Yourself Credit for All You’ve Overcome and Done this Decade?

We forget so quickly. But if you were to do a bit of a timeline for the past decade, what might it look like? If you already have a way to do this, go for it. If not and you want to play with this one, grab a piece of…

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