Welcome to My New Westport Self Care Coaching, Therapy, Supervision, Yoga (and More) Space

Some call therapy the ultimate in self care. It’s not always easy but it’s a commitment to ourselves to show up each week* and address some of the things we’re ready to deal with. Because my focus is on self care, the clients who see the biggest most lasting improvements…

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Learning (More) Patience Through Gardening

We had sunshine the other day. I thought I’d be spending some of the weekend planting wildflowers and willow trees. Instead, am happy to still have power and internet while Storm Jorge puts me off going out. Still, the lesson of patience still stands. And I’ve been using the time…

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Indoor Sessions Coming Soon

For today’s Monday Motivation blog post, am feeling especially motivated to sort indoor sessions. I adore online self care coaching, therapy, supervision and so on and while it made my move possible and I plan to continue with much of my practice staying online, I’ve been really enjoying the outdoor…

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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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Self Care Coaching Ideas for Bringing Some Holiday Cheer Into Your New Year

I took this video during today’s (very cold) sea paddle to help you bring a few moments of calm and peace into your day and ponder whatever lights YOU up. What brings you joy? What do you want MORE of in 2020 and beyond? If you haven’t already started back…

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Cat Coaching for Self Care #5: Know that You’re Furnomenal

Hi. Rainbow MagnifiCat from selfcarecoaching.net, here again (as translated by Evie). If someone told you how furnomenal you are, would you be more likely to: a) believe them and say, ‘Thank you!’ or b) cringe and change the topic? In my experience – 6 years on this wondrous planet last…

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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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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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How Self Care is Far from a Luxury

When we’ve been ill, we quickly (or eventually) learn to pay closer attention to what our bodies need rather than trying to ignore that wisdom just because it feels inconvenient. We weren’t wired for modern 24/7 lifestyles. It’s no wonder our bodies and minds (and hearts and souls) sometimes need…

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