Quick self care tips to support self compassion

This week, we’re looking at ways in which you can amp up your self compassion with self care AND your self care with self compassion (ie more appropriate self care goals depending on how you’re feeling)… One of my acts of self compassion this week has been to change my…

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My TOP self care tip for International Stress Awareness Week 2022 (and every day)

This International Stress Awareness Week, I’ve been thinking a lot about ALL of my self care practices for stress (many of which can be found in the book, 365 Ways to Feel Better: Self-care Ideas for Embodied Wellbeing with several free resources available on the site) and this blog post…

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Self care for better boundaries and honouring the ‘broken barks’

When you’re new to setting boundaries, you’ll likely overcorrect then beat yourself up for being so clumsy. I hope the tips in this blog post help you have more compassion for your inner puppy as you get better at using your voice… I listened to this gorgeous podcast recently and…

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Self care ideas to help you change direction when needed

Pretty much everything I write is to help me process the world myself and (hopefully) do better moving forward. If I were to pick ONE tool that helps me enormously on a daily basis, it’s remembering that feelings, even ones we’d (sometimes) rather not be feeling, are our allies. You…

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Weather Warnings and Self Care

Were you OK in the storms last week? This blog post has self care ideas to help you use the weather to better empathise with yourself and others. And there’s a special Wind Meditation to help you release energy blocks My head is still (metaphorically) spinning that we had three…

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Happy 20 Year Soberversary to Me!

This month (July), it’s 20 years since I quit drinking alcohol (had quit cigarettes that February). To honour it, and hopefully help others going through similar, here are 20 things I think 25 Year Old Me would have benefitted from knowing 1) Yes it’s worth it 2) Yes, you can…

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Self Care for Catastrophic Thinking

Monday morning started quite normally – lovely Summer Solstice meditation, journaling my Morning Pages, about to do my yoga and then a quick thought that derailed much of my day: ‘I’ll just quickly share a post about using whatever platforms you have to be more visible – using that Solstice…

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Self Care Lessons from a Lamb

When I was little, I used to love sticking my head between the bannister on the stairs (I was probably quite a strange child). Most of the time, it would be easy to extract myself but sometimes, I’d panic and get my head stuck and I’d worry I’d have to…

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How I Went from Being SUCH a Shy Confidence Coach to Being, Well, a Bit LESS Shy Today

I still work on my own confidence but it’s much easier than when I started my first life coaching and complementary practice, Apple Coaching – Be Confident from Your Core (geddit?), in 2004. The self care tools I’ve learned and integrated into my own life as well as into my…

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Self Care for When We Have Too Many Tabs Open in Our Brains

Now that I have my permanent Irish address, I’ve got an Irish mobile phone (no signal in my rental so I needed to wait to check the network would work wherever I was moving to). I’ve had it for over a week already and am still in the process of…

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