When self care feels like it needs too much energy

Most of my posts are about self care ideas I (and my clients, groups and readers) have found helpful. This week, I thought I’d share a post mortem for a No Energy Day because even after decades of doing this work, I still need to remind myself that they’re OK…

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How a howling dog became one of my role models

A few weeks ago, I blogged about us connecting with that needy, desperate, vulnerable part of ourselves. This week, I’m amping up the message of self compassion, inspired by Ginger the wonderdog… ARE you being needy and desperate or do you simply need people who appreciate you? I drafted this…

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Some highlight’s from BACP’s supervision conference, June 2022

It was delightful to be back in London last week for BACP’s Supervision conference focusing on the joys as well as challenges of supervision. My first In Person conference since before Covid! Dr Michelle Seabrook on the role of supervision in supervisee wellbeing Because my whole practice is based around…

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Simple Self Care Ideas to Help You Say Goodbye to 2021 and Hello 2022!

This post has some simple self care ideas to help you harvest the lessons and blessings of 2021 and let go of what no longer serves you. Get ready to welcome a wondrous New Year! Goodbye 2021 We’ve almost done it! Can you IMAGINE, back in March (here in Ireland)…

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What do Christmas lights have to do with self care?

If you LIKE them, and they lift your spirits, a lot! Depending on the kind you have, it can feel effortless or take some work to find that brightness. Like different kinds of self care practices. Last year was my first year with outdoor Christmas lights and it made me…

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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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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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Messages of Hope for Life After Coronovirus (Covid 19)

One of the best memes I’ve seen about Covid (apart from the ones about valuing society’s key workers and treating it as if we’re already infected and doing everything we can to avoid passing it on) was about it being so surreal, the writer not knowing if over or under-reacting…

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Cat Coaching for Self Care #14 ~ Make Yourself Comfortable for the Duration

Mew. Rainbow MagnifiCat back from selfcarecoaching.net (as translated by her human) with more cattitude for people concerned about Covid19 You humans have so much to learn from us felines. We know how to make ourselves comfortable almost ANYwhere. Sometimes we get it wrong but we quickly leap down (it’s almost…

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