The most challenging (and rewarding) self and Self* care practice I’ve integrated…

Why is rest so hard? The head injury I sustained at the start of the year has massively expanded my perspective. This week’s focus is on the benefits of rest, including results of the Rest Test… *that highest, wisest, truest, wildest, most miraculous part of yourself While still sometimes struggling…

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Inner child work’s all fun and games until you end up blubbing in front of your clinical supervisor

Being a trauma therapist doesn’t mean I don’t still get triggered. I hope these self care ideas for trauma recovery help you and remind you of your existing resources… I’ve done an enormous amount of healing over the decades. Especially in the last 15 years. But on days like the…

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7 Simple Self Care Ideas for When You’re Really, REALLY Tired

Instead of honouring the struggle and allowing as much rest as possible, many people are trying to power on through… In the third year of a global pandemic… I hope these simple self care ideas help you accept your more human, vulnerable, tired, depleted, overwhelmed, lonely, insecure and exhausted parts….

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What Might You Do LESS of Today?

Sometimes, self care means acknowledging that we need to stop. Rest. Recharge. In an ideal world, we’d take better care of ourselves, building in appropriate breaks, having strong and healthy immune systems and so on. We’d be able to watch the bugs pass by without succumbing. In reality, we sometimes…

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Do You Feel Like You Always *Ought* to Feel Motivated? You Don’t!

Being motivated is a wonderful thing. There are all sorts of things we can do to increase our motivation – from feeling that greater sense of purpose, meaning and joy to ensuring we honour the steps we’re taking with little rewards at different stages towards our goals which not only…

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Wellbeing Wednesday: Do you get ill on your first day of holiday?

Self-care isn’t rocket science. Eating food that will nourish and fuel us, being active, connecting with loved ones, getting enough sleep and rest, keeping things organised enough that we don’t waste time and energy looking for things, living within our means and saving for our future, taking time to reflect…

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