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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How to Go from Self Loathing to Wishing Yourself Well

Metta Makes Everything* Better At least, this is my experience having had an at least once a day (first thing in the morning) Metta meditation practice since March 2013 (sporadic for years before then). What is Metta? Metta is often translated as Loving Kindness and sometimes, as Friendliness. Coming from…

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How to Handle Failure: 7 Simple Self Care Ideas

I’m delighted for Simone Biles. She took the time she needed, continued to train and noticed how she felt as well as being assessed daily (again, I cannot even IMAGINE how triggering it might have been for her based on the abusive team doctor she and her colleagues had survived)….

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How to Prioritise Your Mental Health When the World Doesn’t Seem to Care

We live in a time where people keep talking about the importance of mental health awareness and the need to ‘be kind’. Yet, as soon as people find the courage to speak out about their own struggles with mental health, some suddenly feel justified in denying them their lived experience…

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Simone Biles is GOAT* Inside and Outside the Gym ~ What Feels Like YOUR Olympics Today?

*GOAT = Greatest Of All Time Watching Simone Biles do her thing – Floor, Beam, Vault, Uneven Bars – is a usually a JOY. I started drafting this before today’s events had her pull out of the Team Final. I very much hope that she’ll, as Aly Raisman told Christiane…

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Monday Motivation: In Praise of Simone Biles, Superstar and ALL Trauma Survivors

I watched every gymnastics film available on Netflix when I didn’t have TV in my rental studio and was packing for my 3rd move in 5 months. Watching their feats helped motivate me to wrap things up and place them carefully in boxes when I was running on empty. Years…

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