Give Yourself a Break

You already KNOW the importance of downtime and regular rest for anxiety, stress, trauma, sleep and general health and wellbeing. I know I know. And STILL (usually when I need it most), I sometimes resist. We’re conditioned to attempt to be ON all the time – even when we’re actively…

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Are You Under Too Much Pressure?

There are two types of stress: 1) Distress: The type we generally think of when we moan about being stressed and 2) Eustress: The type that helps us grow and evolve. Think of a baby learning to crawl because s/he has that inherent drive to do so. Or working out…

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Butterflies, Moths, Trauma and Transformation

I’ve been thinking a lot about butterflies and moths lately. Both are amazing but I wish they wouldn’t fly into my face when I’m cycling (butterflies) or washing up (moths). Such beauty (both of them. Butterflies just have better PR). Caterpillars are cute, too. But while we all know that…

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Wellbeing Wednesday: 5 Simple Steps to Give Your Miraculous Self More Space

Do you ever have one of those days where either everything is going amazingly smoothly or, if things are going wrong, you have that deep sense of ease and wellbeing and are still absolutely fine about it? Better than those days we’re it’s as if you’ve got out of bed…

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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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