Welcome to My New Westport Self Care Coaching, Therapy, Supervision, Yoga (and More) Space

Some call therapy the ultimate in self care. It’s not always easy but it’s a commitment to ourselves to show up each week* and address some of the things we’re ready to deal with. Because my focus is on self care, the clients who see the biggest most lasting improvements…

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Self Care Coaching to Help You Climb Life’s Metaphorical Mountains

When you think about the decade, year, month, week, days and hours ahead, what metaphorical mountains are you aware of? Which ones are challenges you’ve chosen for yourself? These might include house moves, new jobs, expanding families, big projects, activism, creative ambitions and more. What springs to mind for you?…

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Cranky McCrankyface – When I Scrimp on Self Care

I was woken up after 4 1/2 hours* sleep by Rainbow MagnifiCat and Mousie McMouseface fighting under the bed. So tired, it took all I had to get out and separate them and rescue the poor baby mouse. Unfortunately, it got under the bathroom door and under the bath and…

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Self Care Sunday: 7 Self Care Resolutions for November

If any of these resonate, feel free to adopt them yourself: light the fire even if (or especially) it’s Just You at home batch cook some delicious soups and meals (typing this realised I haven’t left myself enough time to DO this today – progress not perfection…) choose the bath…

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What Motivates You to Take Better Care of Yourself?

These views mean I have no problem getting out for at least a walk every day. Exercise On days I cycle into town (just 20 minutes away. A scary – 80 kph in part – but beautiful route), I feel compelled to walk to the Quay to get my sea…

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A Self Care Mindfulness Meditation to Help You Identify and Allow ALL the Feelings

This meditation (in today’s video) is adapted from one from Thich Nhat Hanh. It’s one of my favourites and I included it in my book, 365 Ways to Feel Better: Self-care Ideas for Embodied Wellbeing. It felt especially lovely sharing it in front of the Reek (Croagh Patrick) as mountains…

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When Not Getting What We Want is for the Best

For the best part of nine months, I was looking at a house online at least once a day and imagining myself living there. From the first time I saw it, I called it The House I Was Born to Live In. It looked idyllic. Unfortunately, it needs more work…

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Self Care Coaching When You Feel Like You’re Out of Your Depth

I’m between moves and it’s another big week with a lot happening. I’m grateful for all of it but I realised yesterday afternoon that I needed to be underwater to let it all sink in a bit. So I cycled over to the sea (I don’t think I’ll ever get…

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What Are You Best at Listening To? Your Mind, Body, Heart or Soul?

I can’t believe how resistant I was to going for a bike ride today. I know how lucky I am to be in such a beautiful place, it’s a lovely day and I had enough time between clients but even so, I was thinking of all the things I ‘needed’…

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Leaps of Faith

This time three months ago, I’d been in limbo for months. I’d signed the paperwork to exchange in January, the buyers had pulled out in early Feb (second time the sale had fallen through at Exchange) and then got back on board but it was all happening very slowly. With…

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