Learning (More) Patience Through Gardening

We had sunshine the other day. I thought I’d be spending some of the weekend planting wildflowers and willow trees. Instead, am happy to still have power and internet while Storm Jorge puts me off going out. Still, the lesson of patience still stands. And I’ve been using the time…

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Is Your Inner Self Care Police Person Draining Your Motivation?

Self care isn’t about adding yet more pressures to attempt to live up to

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Self Care Coaching Quick Tip: Just 5 Minutes in Nature for a Mental Health Boost

I’ve been benefitting big time from all the time I’ve been spending in nature since moving to Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way in wondrous Westport. And in terms of my practice, as well as continuing with my online work, I’ve been loving the outdoor self care coaching, therapy and supervision sessions…

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What Motivates You to Take Better Care of Yourself?

These views mean I have no problem getting out for at least a walk every day. Exercise On days I cycle into town (just 20 minutes away. A scary – 80 kph in part – but beautiful route), I feel compelled to walk to the Quay to get my sea…

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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 Toolkit for Almost Duvet Days

Those days where you don’t HAVE to do as much as you normally do. Where the usual adrenaline surges that help you do everything are absent. And you think that maybe a duvet day is just what you need. But after catching up on a little sleep you recognise that…

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