The most challenging (and rewarding) self and Self* care practice I’ve integrated…

Why is rest so hard? The head injury I sustained at the start of the year has massively expanded my perspective. This week’s focus is on the benefits of rest, including results of the Rest Test… *that highest, wisest, truest, wildest, most miraculous part of yourself While still sometimes struggling…

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Putting yourself in the way of beauty

Give your Self a break. That Highest, Wisest, Truest most Miraculous, Wildest part of yourself needs nourishment. As Cheryl Strayed’s mother used to say (inspiring her journey in Wild), ‘Put yourself in the way of beauty.’ What might that be? For me, the sea always hits the spot. The sea…

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Simple Self Care Ideas to Help You Say Goodbye to 2021 and Hello 2022!

This post has some simple self care ideas to help you harvest the lessons and blessings of 2021 and let go of what no longer serves you. Get ready to welcome a wondrous New Year! Goodbye 2021 We’ve almost done it! Can you IMAGINE, back in March (here in Ireland)…

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When Did You Last Have the Kind of Hug that Allows that Giant Ahhhhhh?

I’m reluctant to even count the months and weeks since I had the kind of human to human hugs I used to take for granted before Lockdown. I know I miss them. I’m lucky to have Rainbow MagnifiCat leaping onto my lap, onto my belly or shoulder or into the…

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Self Care Sunday: The Therapeutic Benefits of Picking Up Rubbish

I really understood the phrase ‘Many hands make light work’ today. For the first time since joining a sound bath / forest clean up in the summer, I was able to join one of the local beach clean ups organised by the fantabulous Joanne Maye (who I’ve got to know…

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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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What Are You Best at Listening To? Your Mind, Body, Heart or Soul?

I can’t believe how resistant I was to going for a bike ride today. I know how lucky I am to be in such a beautiful place, it’s a lovely day and I had enough time between clients but even so, I was thinking of all the things I ‘needed’…

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Does Self Care Feel Like a Treat or a Chore?

I’m beyond blessed to live in such stunning surroundings – it took ages for me to get here and I worked at it but I appreciate it all so much. The spot above is a mere 20 minute stroll from where I live – and that includes loads of stopping…

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Highlights from Resilience Week 2

My own resilience has been tested a lot this week – beaurocracy around moving countries. In spite of everything, it’s comforting to recognise that my resilience is way better now than it was in the past and, of course, the spectacular views help me keep that bigger picture in mind…

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Wellbeing Wednesday: What does your soul need from you today?

My upcoming move to the Wild Atlantic Way on the west coast of Ireland is hugely driven by my soul’s need for more nature – the sea and mountains. Wherever we live, we can pay attention to what our souls crave and do our best to meet those needs. Several…

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