Welcome to My New Westport Self Care Coaching, Therapy, Supervision, Yoga (and More) Space

Some call therapy the ultimate in self care. It’s not always easy but it’s a commitment to ourselves to show up each week* and address some of the things we’re ready to deal with. Because my focus is on self care, the clients who see the biggest most lasting improvements…

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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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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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Keeping the Faith When Your Self Care Practices Seem to Take Longer

Some mornings, I do my meditation, yoga and eft quickly, efficiently and with focus. This is rare. Most of the time, I get distracted and it takes much longer. I used to beat myself up about it but learned, years ago, that it’s so much easier to just go with…

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Couch Coaching: Do You Do What You Can to Help the Best Come Along?

Another day, another episode of Grey’s Anatomy I felt I had to blog about. Today’s inspiration, Link. Aka Dr Atticus Lincoln (Chris Carmack). Self Care HERO. He and Dr Amelia Shepherd (Caterina Scorsone) have been getting closer. She’s been calling their encounters ‘pain relief’ and other things which I’m not…

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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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Self Care Metta Meditation for When the News is Especially Challenging

I’ve been including certain PMs, Presidents and politicians in my morning Metta Meditations for years now. Some days it’s easier than others. With serious talk of borders on the island of Ireland, even typing this, I’ve paused to take some calming breaths. Metta can be an advanced practice. Sometimes, we…

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Putting Down Roots – A Dream Come True

Sunday was one of my favourite days so far. I had no idea how many people would come to my tree planting party. But it’s already working – I’m looking out at the field in the rain, can see the trees at the back and know that today and as…

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