Lá Fhéile Pádraig! ☘️ Look for GREEN Flags

This St Patrick’s Day / Paddy’s Day seemed like a good time to celebrate all that’s GOOD in life. We’re wired to THRIVE. Yes, it’s important to be aware of (and pay attention to 🥶) red flags but by focusing on what’s wrong, we can miss a lot of fun….

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7 Simple Steps to Schedule in YOUR Ideal Self Care

Does the idea of self care sometimes (often) feel overwhelming? Creating healthy habits and getting into good routines help enormously but even then, if we’re attempting anyone else’s version of self care, we’re not giving ourselves the best possible chance to connect with our OWN inner wisdom and wild self,…

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Give Yourself a Break

You already KNOW the importance of downtime and regular rest for anxiety, stress, trauma, sleep and general health and wellbeing. I know I know. And STILL (usually when I need it most), I sometimes resist. We’re conditioned to attempt to be ON all the time – even when we’re actively…

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Cat Coaching for Self Care: How Can You Face Your Fears Head On?

Hi, Rainbow MagnifiCat from selfcarecoaching.net again (as translated by my human). Evie has been transfixed by me and next door’s lambs / sheep. They’ve been eating grass and as far as Evie’s concerned, they’re exceedingly welcome. She hopes they understand that they’re welcome to the grass but to avoid the…

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How I Went from Being SUCH a Shy Confidence Coach to Being, Well, a Bit LESS Shy Today

I still work on my own confidence but it’s much easier than when I started my first life coaching and complementary practice, Apple Coaching – Be Confident from Your Core (geddit?), in 2004. The self care tools I’ve learned and integrated into my own life as well as into my…

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Monday Motivation: In Praise of Simone Biles, Superstar and ALL Trauma Survivors

I watched every gymnastics film available on Netflix when I didn’t have TV in my rental studio and was packing for my 3rd move in 5 months. Watching their feats helped motivate me to wrap things up and place them carefully in boxes when I was running on empty. Years…

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Butterflies, Moths, Trauma and Transformation

I’ve been thinking a lot about butterflies and moths lately. Both are amazing but I wish they wouldn’t fly into my face when I’m cycling (butterflies) or washing up (moths). Such beauty (both of them. Butterflies just have better PR). Caterpillars are cute, too. But while we all know that…

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Wellbeing Wednesday: 5 Simple Steps to Give Your Miraculous Self More Space

Do you ever have one of those days where either everything is going amazingly smoothly or, if things are going wrong, you have that deep sense of ease and wellbeing and are still absolutely fine about it? Better than those days we’re it’s as if you’ve got out of bed…

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Wellbeing Wednesday: 7 self-care tips for World Mental Health Day

This week, we’re celebrating World Mental Health Day and noticing what works well as well as where we may need additional supports. When you think about ‘mental health’ do you imagine yourself or a loved one at their worst? Even though this is my area of work, I immediately remember…

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Wellbeing Wednesday video: How do I do that if I hate everything that does that?

I love so much about Madam Secretary and a scene in a recent episode stands out as a favourite. Russell, the Chief of Staff to the President, has had a heart attack and is back at work, full throttle. He’s rejected mindful breathing, yoga, chanting and other tools but knows he…

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