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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18 simple self care practices that support me daily

For my 18th Business Birthday (9th September), I’m amusing myself by NOT looking at previous years’ roundups so I can later see if there are overlaps as I ponder the self care practices I rely on most at the moment. What’s YOUR go to? Mind 1) Soothing self talk is…

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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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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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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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Self Care (Especially Covid Self Care) is as Unique as YOU Are

For a self care coach, the term self care makes me cringe almost as much as life coach did when I called myself that. But I can’t think of a better way to describe what I do: Helping people take better care of themselves both physically and mentally and 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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Soothe the Stress Response with these Triple Warmer Self Care Tools

The Triple Warmer is one of the meridians and gets its name from the three (upper, middle and lower) parts of the torso that make it up. These two simple tools may look strange but can be soooo soothing, I hope you’ll find them beneficial for those moments when even…

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