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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Self Care Coaching Ideas for Bringing Some Holiday Cheer Into Your New Year

I took this video during today’s (very cold) sea paddle to help you bring a few moments of calm and peace into your day and ponder whatever lights YOU up. What brings you joy? What do you want MORE of in 2020 and beyond? If you haven’t already started back…

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Couch Coaching: Do You Do What You Can to Help the Best Come Along?

Another day, another episode of Grey’s Anatomy I felt I had to blog about. Today’s inspiration, Link. Aka Dr Atticus Lincoln (Chris Carmack). Self Care HERO. He and Dr Amelia Shepherd (Caterina Scorsone) have been getting closer. She’s been calling their encounters ‘pain relief’ and other things which I’m not…

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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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Essential Supports for Self Care

It’s all about the trees at the moment. Having planted them last Sunday, we staked them so they’ll (hopefully) grow strong and healthy. I had wonderful support for BOTH learning curves (am so far out of my depth, I’m becoming a little better at asking for and accepting support myself)….

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Putting Down Roots – A Dream Come True

Sunday was one of my favourite days so far. I had no idea how many people would come to my tree planting party. But it’s already working – I’m looking out at the field in the rain, can see the trees at the back and know that today and as…

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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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The Sea and My Sobriety

18 years ago, I’d had minor surgery for finally diagnosed endometriosis but while no longer in daily pain, was still in more pain than I felt I could handle. And that was when I realised that, with no ‘cure’ I’d have to figure something out for myself. Yoga helped when…

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