‘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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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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Self Care Lessons from a Lamb

When I was little, I used to love sticking my head between the bannister on the stairs (I was probably quite a strange child). Most of the time, it would be easy to extract myself but sometimes, I’d panic and get my head stuck and I’d worry I’d have to…

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More Simple Self Care Coaching for Lockdown 2.0

Have you noticed that there’s a spectrum? When you’re riding high on the coronacoaster, you might think, ‘This is OK! I’m energised, empowered and even smug. Look at this sourdough / banana bread! My home has never been cleaner! I’ve seen more of my loved ones, albeit for online drinks,…

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What Will Future You Be Most Grateful For?

Gratitude can be a wonderful thing when it comes to dealing with any kind of adversity. Reminding ourselves of what we already have, rather than focusing on what we think we lack, helps us. Right now, I’m genuinely feeling grateful for: work I love and which I can do online…

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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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Wellbeing Wednesday: Feeling Overwhelmed? Also, Unusual Gift Ideas to Help You Heal Your Mind, Body, Heart and Soul

  Hi! This week, I’m sharing another simple breath practice to help if you’re feeling overwhelmed. It’s very simple and also effective and can be done anytime anywhere. If you missed the video about the deeper breath and longer exhalation, there’s no need to watch it but you can learn…

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