Our chakra journey ~ Love your WHOLE self 2024 ~ starts today!

I’ll be sharing elements of it on the blog each Monday (subscribers get theirs Sunday mornings). There’s no ‘too late’ as older posts and recordings will be available whenever you sign up BUT now is a wonderful time to reflect on how you might better love your whole self as…

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Heal your relationship with your body this International Women’s Day and Endometriosis Awareness Month

While I’ve written countless blog posts and features about endometriosis over the decades, am struck this year by the link Louise Hay made between endometriosis and similar conditions and it feeling unsafe to be a woman. She associated endometriosis with ‘insecurity, disappointment and frustration. Replacing self-love with sugar. Blamers.’ While…

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Learning to drive at 47 – thank GOD/DESS for all anxiety soothing self care tools I have

Learning to drive is bringing my anxious past flooding back but now, thankfully, I can talk myself down far faster. It’s also FUN… I’ve always had a vivid imagination and while this is often a good thing, it was terrible when I was younger before I even knew that cultivating…

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How to GET lucky and reclaim your power

Friday 13th is considered unlucky by some and yet its associations with the Norse Goddess Frigga (sometimes known as Freya) mean many consider it to be an especially powerful day for women. This week, we’re exploring ways in which you (whatever your gender!) can reclaim your power and enhance your…

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Feel better about yourself in 2023 by shifting your perspective

Imagine going into 2023 knowing that you don’t have to change a THING about yourself. Knowing with every fibre of your being that acceptance, self-compassion and self-love make it a gazillion times easier to change than endless stress response triggering self-loathing and bullying… ‘The best version of me is me…

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Does the idea of time with your extended family feel like torture?

Many people with trauma histories (or grief and loss of any kind) find family gatherings especially triggering. These simple self care ideas for trauma support will help you support yourself through this highly charged time of year.. I’m loving the new series / sweary reboot of Criminal Minds Evolution (you…

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Quick self care tips to support self compassion

This week, we’re looking at ways in which you can amp up your self compassion with self care AND your self care with self compassion (ie more appropriate self care goals depending on how you’re feeling)… One of my acts of self compassion this week has been to change my…

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18 simple self care practices that support me daily

For my 18th Business Birthday (9th September), I’m amusing myself by NOT looking at previous years’ roundups so I can later see if there are overlaps as I ponder the self care practices I rely on most at the moment. What’s YOUR go to? Mind 1) Soothing self talk is…

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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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Inner child work’s all fun and games until you end up blubbing in front of your clinical supervisor

Being a trauma therapist doesn’t mean I don’t still get triggered. I hope these self care ideas for trauma recovery help you and remind you of your existing resources… I’ve done an enormous amount of healing over the decades. Especially in the last 15 years. But on days like the…

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