Give Your Nervous System a Break

Since 2012, a big part of my work has included psychoeducation and helping people retrain their nervous systems and rewire their brains (with practice) using yoga, meditation and other mind body practices. Long before that, I was working with the mind and energy work (counselling, coaching, working with crystals and…

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A Self Care Mindfulness Meditation to Help You Identify and Allow ALL the Feelings

This meditation (in today’s video) is adapted from one from Thich Nhat Hanh. It’s one of my favourites and I included it in my book, 365 Ways to Feel Better: Self-care Ideas for Embodied Wellbeing. It felt especially lovely sharing it in front of the Reek (Croagh Patrick) as mountains…

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Couch Coaching: If Jessica Fletcher Came to Me for Coach-Therapy

This blog post is part of my occasional series in which I imagine fictional or historical characters coming to me for coach-therapy. If you have any suggestions for characters to feature in future posts, I’d love to hear from you. This week, I’m imagining Jessica Fletcher (Angela Lansbury). Hi Jessica,…

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Self Care Coaching When You Feel Like You’re Out of Your Depth

I’m between moves and it’s another big week with a lot happening. I’m grateful for all of it but I realised yesterday afternoon that I needed to be underwater to let it all sink in a bit. So I cycled over to the sea (I don’t think I’ll ever get…

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The Sea and My Sobriety

18 years ago, I’d had minor surgery for finally diagnosed endometriosis but while no longer in daily pain, was still in more pain than I felt I could handle. And that was when I realised that, with no ‘cure’ I’d have to figure something out for myself. Yoga helped when…

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Discerning the Best Way Forward, Baby Step by Baby Step

I don’t know if it was obvious from the video above but I didn’t know when I was filming it if I was going to get my sea swim or if I was deluding myself. There were so many rocks and so much seaweed in between me and the sea….

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Couch Coaching: If Nola Darling Came to Me for Coach-Therapy

In this occasional blog series, I imagine fictional/historical characters coming to me for coach-therapy. Today, it’s Nola Darling (played by DeWanda Wise) from the TV reboot of She’s Gotta Have It. Nola: I thought I was fine but I maced some random guy last night. Friend: You what? Nola: All…

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Quick and Breezy Clearing Meditation

In today’s video, I shared a very speedy meditation practice. If you want to go deeper, take as many more breaths as you want and, with each exhalation, imagine it gently sweeping away and stresses, strains, tensions, worries, pains and anything else that you’re ready to let go of. You…

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Couch Coaching: If Jake Peralta from Brooklyn Nine-Nine Came for Coach-Therapy

Welcome back to this new blog series where I imagine fictional / historical characters coming to me for coach-therapy. If you have any suggestions for future posts, I’d love to hear from you – eve@selfcarecoaching.net Jake: OK, Doc. We’re not in your office. You don’t need to use words like…

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Giving Yourself a Taste of What You’re Looking Forward To – Right Now

When I move into my more permanent abode this summer, one of the MANY things I’m looking forward to about it is the hallway. It’s a small space inside the front door which overlooks the Reek (Croagh Patrick). I keep thinking how gorgeous it will be to drink hot water*…

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