What Self Care Systems Can You Put in Place Today?

I’ve spent my whole life resisting doing anything anyone tells me I ‘should’ or ‘shouldn’t’ do (I’m an Eve) BUT, structure, routine and systems have their place. When it comes to self care, the more we can make it habitual, the more effortless it becomes and the better off we…

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Feeling Lonely in Lockdown?

If so, it’s NORMAL. In Ireland, we have six weeks in Level 5 so while I won’t be missing my 45th birthday (wherever I go – or in this case, stay – there I am), I won’t be celebrating as hoped. Still, we get to exercise within 5km of our…

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When We’re Nauseous With Pain and Almost Resist Helping Ourselves – Tune Into Your Body’s Wisdom

I went against my body’s wisdom last night and pushed pushed pushed (working until 4am) because I knew today would be one of my Bad Pain Days and I wanted, as far as possible, to be able to relax into it. With endometriosis and haemorrhagic ovarian cysts, I adopted some…

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Reminding Myself that Yoga is a Way to Become Friendlier to Our Bodies and Minds

This morning’s view from the yoga mat was a lovely reminder of seasons, cycles and other things that impact. I regularly talk to yoga students, clients and so on about yoga not being about contorting ourselves into painful poses or looking skinny on Instagram. I remind them (and myself) of…

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Self Care for Our Own and Others’ Narcissistic Wounding

Since a certain person in a powerful position was running for said powerful position nearly four years ago, people have been throwing around diagnoses of Narcissistic Personality Disorder (which even psychiatrists aren’t qualified to make from afar) with abandon. I’m a counsellor. I don’t diagnose. But I can hypothesise. Many…

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Wellbeing Wednesday: What do you do each morning to prepare for your best possible day ahead?

This week, we’re looking at ways in which we can start each day with even a minute of self-care to transform the day ahead. When you think about your ideal morning self-care practice, what do you imagine? We’re all different and it’s about honouring that so we can create things that…

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