Some Self Care Lessons and Reminders from Climbing My First Mountain

Of the many things that appealed about Westport (when becoming a Brexile and looking for somewhere to move to in Ireland, thanks to my being Indian Irish and having that passport privilege) the pictures of Clew Bay, as seen from the top of the Reek (aka Croagh Patrick mountain) were…

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This New Moon, I’m Doing Something Different

For this New Moon, I’m going to bring in some solar energy (someone asked me when it might rain – I don’t think I’ve known Ireland so sunny for so many days in a row since I moved last spring) and plant sunflower seeds. New moons are always a great…

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Indoor Sessions Coming Soon

For today’s Monday Motivation blog post, am feeling especially motivated to sort indoor sessions. I adore online self care coaching, therapy, supervision and so on and while it made my move possible and I plan to continue with much of my practice staying online, I’ve been really enjoying the outdoor…

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2 Night Sleep Retreat at Westport Country Lodge Hotel, Westport, Co Mayo, Ireland

We need our sleep. It helps us process memories, recharge, improve cognitive function, feel happy, well and rested and when we don’t get enough, we’re running on empty. Everything feels harder. How would it feel to commit to getting your sleep issues sorted as we enter this new decade? To…

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Cat Coaching for Self Care #5: Know that You’re Furnomenal

Hi. Rainbow MagnifiCat from selfcarecoaching.net, here again (as translated by Evie). If someone told you how furnomenal you are, would you be more likely to: a) believe them and say, ‘Thank you!’ or b) cringe and change the topic? In my experience – 6 years on this wondrous planet last…

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A Self Care Mindfulness Meditation to Help You Identify and Allow ALL the Feelings

This meditation (in today’s video) is adapted from one from Thich Nhat Hanh. It’s one of my favourites and I included it in my book, 365 Ways to Feel Better: Self-care Ideas for Embodied Wellbeing. It felt especially lovely sharing it in front of the Reek (Croagh Patrick) as mountains…

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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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Connecting with Your Inner Mountain

I don’t know if you can see the cows in front of the mountain in the background – there was a whole line of them, adding to the serene, solid, sensible, stable and steady energy I was especially drawn to today. Whether you have the Reek / aka Croagh Patrick…

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Discerning the Best Way Forward, Baby Step by Baby Step

I don’t know if it was obvious from the video above but I didn’t know when I was filming it if I was going to get my sea swim or if I was deluding myself. There were so many rocks and so much seaweed in between me and the sea….

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