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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My TOP self care tip for International Stress Awareness Week 2022 (and every day)

This International Stress Awareness Week, I’ve been thinking a lot about ALL of my self care practices for stress (many of which can be found in the book, 365 Ways to Feel Better: Self-care Ideas for Embodied Wellbeing with several free resources available on the site) and this blog post…

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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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Covid 19 – Self Care Coaching for Mind, Body, Heart and Soul

There’s nothing stopping us avoiding scaremongering AND taking sensible steps to contain the virus. Some people are very anxious and yet, as with all anxiety, none of us KNOW what’s going to happen in the future. The more we can take responsibility for our own reactions and feelings and avoid…

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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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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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Couch Coaching: Are You Motivated by Love or Fear?

In today’s Couch Coaching blog post, I’m imagining Angelina Jolie’s Malificent coming to me for online therapy. We’re all always making choices based on whether we’re, in that moment, being motivated by Love or Fear. Both archetypes are pretty powerful and, unfortunately, as you’ve experienced, we live in a world…

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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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