Act as if your best IS good enough this World Mental Health Day

Welcome to your Tune In* Tuesday blog post. This week we’re talking mental health for World Mental Health Awareness Day 2023. I’m sharing a blip in my OWN mental health and hope that the self care tips support YOU in better supporting yourself through your own wobbles (and worse)… *to…

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When We’re Nauseous With Pain and Almost Resist Helping Ourselves – Tune Into Your Body’s Wisdom

I went against my body’s wisdom last night and pushed pushed pushed (working until 4am) because I knew today would be one of my Bad Pain Days and I wanted, as far as possible, to be able to relax into it. With endometriosis and haemorrhagic ovarian cysts, I adopted some…

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How to Create and Maintain Healthy Boundaries as Lockdowns Ease

We’re all doing our best to keep up to date with the emerging science around Covid19 to minimise inadvertently spreading it. At least. I thought we were. News headlines about packed beaches and other public spaces are balanced by knowing how seriously so many people are taking the advice to…

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This New Moon, I’m Doing Something Different

For this New Moon, I’m going to bring in some solar energy (someone asked me when it might rain – I don’t think I’ve known Ireland so sunny for so many days in a row since I moved last spring) and plant sunflower seeds. New moons are always a great…

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How Are Your Strange Covid Dreams Trying to HELP You?

Whether you’re missing loved ones even more than usual or happy to have more alone time, today’s blog has step by step instructions to help you decipher any dream you choose: 1) Pick a dream. Any dream. 2) Write it down. Longhand, ideally but you can use whatever method feels…

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Self Care Coaching to Help You Climb Life’s Metaphorical Mountains

When you think about the decade, year, month, week, days and hours ahead, what metaphorical mountains are you aware of? Which ones are challenges you’ve chosen for yourself? These might include house moves, new jobs, expanding families, big projects, activism, creative ambitions and more. What springs to mind for you?…

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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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Self Care Coaching Quick Tip: Just 5 Minutes in Nature for a Mental Health Boost

I’ve been benefitting big time from all the time I’ve been spending in nature since moving to Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way in wondrous Westport. And in terms of my practice, as well as continuing with my online work, I’ve been loving the outdoor self care coaching, therapy and supervision sessions…

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What Motivates You to Take Better Care of Yourself?

These views mean I have no problem getting out for at least a walk every day. Exercise On days I cycle into town (just 20 minutes away. A scary – 80 kph in part – but beautiful route), I feel compelled to walk to the Quay to get my sea…

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Self Care Metta Meditation for When the News is Especially Challenging

I’ve been including certain PMs, Presidents and politicians in my morning Metta Meditations for years now. Some days it’s easier than others. With serious talk of borders on the island of Ireland, even typing this, I’ve paused to take some calming breaths. Metta can be an advanced practice. Sometimes, we…

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