What helps you when you CAN’T do your favourite self care practice?

This week’s blog post encourages you to have a plan b in case your equivalent of sea swimming vanishes. When something works well, it might need additional practices to counter its (hopefully temporary) loss. I’ve written about the importance of having a spectrum of self care practices to help you…

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Bridging the Gap Between Where We Are and Where We Want to Be

This morning’s yoga wasn’t as luxurious as the past few days’. But I still included Bridge Pose in my shorter sequence. If you have the book, there’s more about Bridge Pose for 11/3 (p52). It’s a wonderful pose to help prepare the body for sleep (but ideally done long before…

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What Kind of Movement Does Your Body Want Today?

Today’s #selfcaresunday blog post is about moving in a way that feels GOOD for you no matter how silly it feels. Let Phoebe inspire you… Between illness, travel, more illness and losing the will a little, Friday’s was my first swim in WEEKS. Would I be able to do my…

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Somatic Self Care Coaching for Stress and Anxiety

Strong movement is one of my favourite self care tools for stress and anxiety. It’s way up there with pranayama breath practices that calm the nervous system and compassionate self-talk that soothes the amygdala 80% of the signals that go via the vagus (10th cranial nerve that’s known as the…

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Highlights from Stress Week 2

Thinking ahead and asking ourselves what we can do to support ourselves through stressful times is a great way to use our minds to help us rather than getting into endless loops of more stressful thoughts. It can sound cold to suggest minimising the time spent with people who stress…

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