Do you ever give up too easily? Or keep going too LONG?

It’s Never Give Up Day on Friday! When do you benefit from determination and perseverance and when, actually, would a break or even quitting be friendlier? Read on for a simple experiment… If you enjoy yoga, you might want to go into Warrior II pose. There’s a book bonus video…

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Move to the rhythm of your own breath

This week, we’re taking inspiration from Where the Crawdads Sing and looking at ways in which you can reconnect or deepen your connection with nature – your own and the world at large… In Where the Crawdads Sing, the main character, Kya, endures what seems impossible for any child then…

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18 simple self care practices that support me daily

For my 18th Business Birthday (9th September), I’m amusing myself by NOT looking at previous years’ roundups so I can later see if there are overlaps as I ponder the self care practices I rely on most at the moment. What’s YOUR go to? Mind 1) Soothing self talk is…

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Inner child work’s all fun and games until you end up blubbing in front of your clinical supervisor

Being a trauma therapist doesn’t mean I don’t still get triggered. I hope these self care ideas for trauma recovery help you and remind you of your existing resources… I’ve done an enormous amount of healing over the decades. Especially in the last 15 years. But on days like the…

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Do you pay attention to what you’re growing?

The way we do something is often the way we do EVERYTHING. I’m CONSTANTLY attempting to do better, to make life easier and hope these reflections help you make some improvements to your own life strategies Much as I love the IDEA of gardening and rewilding, I’m not a natural…

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Start where you ARE

Do you ever get psyched out by the enormous gulf between where you are and where you want to be with your self care (and Self care) practice/s? This post encourages you to aim high AND bridge the gap When I wrote 365 Ways to Feel Better; Self-care Ideas for…

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Hurt People Hurt People

I do a LOT of yoga and meditation and EFT etc. Every day. It makes me presentable, mentally and emotionally, before I see PEOPLE. In an ideal world, I’d be able to expand the patience I have for Rainbow MagnifiCat to people but I can’t. I expect more from people…

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Self Care for Catastrophic Thinking

Monday morning started quite normally – lovely Summer Solstice meditation, journaling my Morning Pages, about to do my yoga and then a quick thought that derailed much of my day: ‘I’ll just quickly share a post about using whatever platforms you have to be more visible – using that Solstice…

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How to Adopt a Nuanced, More Sustainable Approach to Self Care

Self care isn’t as simple as adopting a blanket approach like, ‘Eat at least 5 portions of fruit and veg each day.’ We need to be able to decide when something is self care and when it isn’t enough or when it might be too much or even punitive. The…

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How Might You Amp Up Your Self Care for 2021?

It’s a Christmas and New Year period like no other I’ve known. Plans keep changing as restrictions go up and down. And to think that a year ago, we’d barely even heard of the coronovirus. My work is ALL about self care and has been for YEARS but I’ve had…

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