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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Pamela, a love story: a trauma therapist’s perspective

My favourite thing about Pamela Anderson’s new memoir, Love, Pamela and Netflix documentary, Pamela, a love story is that she’s telling HER side of the story. It’s incredibly empowering and healing to reclaim the narrative of our own lives… I loved Baywatch growing up. I mean, I remain scared of…

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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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When self care feels like it needs too much energy

Most of my posts are about self care ideas I (and my clients, groups and readers) have found helpful. This week, I thought I’d share a post mortem for a No Energy Day because even after decades of doing this work, I still need to remind myself that they’re OK…

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Self Care for a New Year Slump

How are you doing this week? Raring to go, rested and refreshed from the break or exhausted from nearly two years’ global pandemic life and all THAT entails while also setting unrealistic expectations for yourself? This blog post has some self care ideas for you. I don’t know about you…

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‘Rebranding self-care as simply what it is: self-giving-a-sh**’ ~ Sophie White

I LOVED Sophie White’s column in the Sunday Independent’s Life magazine (22/8/21). Cliches around self care In it, she bemoans the ruination of self-care as ‘deeply superficial and privileged’ as so many equate it with spa days and scented candles. In this incredibly honest piece about the basic self-maintenance that…

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Simone Biles is GOAT* Inside and Outside the Gym ~ What Feels Like YOUR Olympics Today?

*GOAT = Greatest Of All Time Watching Simone Biles do her thing – Floor, Beam, Vault, Uneven Bars – is a usually a JOY. I started drafting this before today’s events had her pull out of the Team Final. I very much hope that she’ll, as Aly Raisman told Christiane…

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Couch Coaching: Self Care Lessons from Black Widow

I’m not really an action film kind of person but figured I’d been watching a lot of S.W.A.T. (efforts to bring about radical police reform from within the system) so went to the CINEMA for the first time this year (for the first time since Bill and Ted!) and belatedly…

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Who Are You Becoming?

It’s (in this hemisphere) the Summer Solstice on Monday. As I mention in the book, it’s a wonderful time to appreciate all the goodness and sweetness in our lives as well as looking at our commitments, contemplating our ‘public selves’ – our contributions to the world – and letting go…

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