Feel better about yourself in 2023 by shifting your perspective

Imagine going into 2023 knowing that you don’t have to change a THING about yourself. Knowing with every fibre of your being that acceptance, self-compassion and self-love make it a gazillion times easier to change than endless stress response triggering self-loathing and bullying… ‘The best version of me is me…

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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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Do you believe you DESERVE self care?

How do you approach self care practices when you tell yourself you ‘should’ or when you say (about the same practices) you ‘deserve’ it? I remember writing the introduction to the book back in 2016 and making it clear that each idea was simply an option, not yet more ‘shoulds’…

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Couch Coaching: Self care coaching lessons from Desperately Seeking Susan

Who would you be if you forgot who you were and what you liked? If you were open to life’s adventures? In a (hopefully soon) Post Covid world, how might you be more Roberta? I was a huge Madonna fan as a kid. I was too young to understand Desperately…

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Simple Self Care First Aid with a Crystal Pendulum

As ever, PLEASE ALWAYS SEEK APPROPRIATE MEDICAL ADVICE. This one’s a bit weird even by my standards. It’s not instead of getting proper treatment but can be a wonderful, side effect way to ease pain and support the body’s natural placebo effect On Saturday, I was super careful mowing 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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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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When Self Care Feels Like Extreme Adulting

It can feel unpleasant to look at all the things you’d rather pretend don’t need facing. But using this time of year to do the things you’ve been putting off will help you start 2022 knowing that whatever the New Year brings, you’ve GOT this Self care isn’t all bubble…

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Self Care (YOUR Version)

This week, we’re taking inspiration from Taylor Swift‘s interview with Seth Meyers last week. Even if something’s not been DONE before, it’s ALWAYS worth speaking up for yourself and honouring all that you bring to the table. I love that she’s taking total ownership of her creativity, her experience and…

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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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