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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Coach Coaching: Self care ideas from Elvis

Am still a bit heartbroken after seeing Elvis the other night, knowing that financial exploitation in music and film (and so many other industries) is so ingrained. That he wasn’t the first or last to be manipulated and even drugged in order to be controlled. That we humans have SO…

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Self Care for a New Year Slump

How are you doing this week? Raring to go, rested and refreshed from the break or exhausted from nearly two years’ global pandemic life and all THAT entails while also setting unrealistic expectations for yourself? This blog post has some self care ideas for you. I don’t know about you…

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‘Rebranding self-care as simply what it is: self-giving-a-sh**’ ~ Sophie White

I LOVED Sophie White’s column in the Sunday Independent’s Life magazine (22/8/21). Cliches around self care In it, she bemoans the ruination of self-care as ‘deeply superficial and privileged’ as so many equate it with spa days and scented candles. In this incredibly honest piece about the basic self-maintenance that…

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Couch Coaching: Self Care Lessons from Black Widow

I’m not really an action film kind of person but figured I’d been watching a lot of S.W.A.T. (efforts to bring about radical police reform from within the system) so went to the CINEMA for the first time this year (for the first time since Bill and Ted!) and belatedly…

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Feeling Lonely in Lockdown?

If so, it’s NORMAL. In Ireland, we have six weeks in Level 5 so while I won’t be missing my 45th birthday (wherever I go – or in this case, stay – there I am), I won’t be celebrating as hoped. Still, we get to exercise within 5km of our…

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My Metta Mistake ~ Something to Ponder in these Polarised Times

For nearly a decade, I’ve started every morning with some Metta (aka Loving Kindness) meditation. WATCH HERE I’ve taught it to countless clients, students, workshop participants and have shared lots of videos and included it several times in 365 Ways to Feel Better: Self-care Ideas for Embodied Wellbeing Even in…

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My Highlights from the Embodied Psychology Summit

So many amazing sessions on this week long online conference. Enormous thanks to Dr Scott Lyons and everyone else involved in bringing the Embodied Psychology Summit to so many people. If you’re interested and missed it (I shared links to register to the free event via my social media accounts…

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How Can We Make Post Traumatic Growth More Likely?

I’m still listening to a few final workshops from last week’s Action Trauma conference (you can read my initial highlights blog from last week HERE) and also listening to as much of this week’s Trauma Super Conference as I can fit around appointments. It was so popular on Monday, the…

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My Highlights from the Action Trauma Virtual Trauma Summit 2020 ~ Part 1

I had been soooo looking forward to a few days in Belfast for this trauma conference. Still, better to listen to world renowned trauma specialists including Stephen Porges, Bessel Van Der Kolk, Dr Daniel Seigel, Peter Levine and more online than not at all. Here are some highlights: Stephen Porges…

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