Category Archives: Self Care

Does judging others cause you more harm than good?

Did you see what she did? I can’t believe he said that? He’s so………. She’s a………. They’re…….. On and on it goes, that little voice inside passing judgement on others, their choices and behaviours, what they think, feel and say. We act like we know better and somehow we have the upper hand. It’s a

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Self-care, the answer to remaining calm; we all know this so why are we so bad at it?

I used to run on adrenaline all the time, but I had no idea I did, that was, until I started to calm down. Calming down is not coming easily to me. My default motorway wide neural connections are to rev up and run. I can pretty easily get tipped into high dramarama with the

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Limiting beliefs

Saving Ourselves From Toxic People

Not always easy, but always liberating. As we change and grow in our lives we may come to realise that some of the people around us are not good for us anymore. Maybe we’ve let them boss us around, belittle us and put us down, maybe we end up drinking too much or taking drugs

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Ooops, Lack of Self-Care Strikes Again!

I’m sharing this video from my bed. Why? Watching this reminded me why. It helped me rejoin the dots creating a picture I try to resist at times because it tells a truth parts of me find hard to accept. I have a pattern I run sometimes, which I’ve been running recently, it goes something

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Lessons From A Tree, Part 1 – Life Goes On

Even after hearing dreadful news life goes on. For me, it was a tree helped me begin to heal. Unable to get pregnant Almost 20 years ago I was told that I had had Clamydia infection. It had so damaged my Fallopian tubes I was unable to get pregnant naturally. The news that I would

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Don’t Give Up

All you history buffs will hopefully understand why I included the photo above but actually it was the photo below, found on Facebook, which compelled me to write this article. I know I am writing as much to remind myself as to encourage you. I need inspired to keep going when times are tough, when

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There is hope.

So….. it all caught up with me this morning. I woke up feeling down and negative. I could feel the whispers of depression-past calling to me, willing me to trash my life.  I wanted to lie down in it’s comfortable familiarity, to surrender to the insistent voice, let it engulf me and tell me just

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Change Is Always Possible

Listen to Your Body

An interesting turn of events has happened which made me think quite a lot about my relationship with my body. I mentioned on my Facebook page that I’d had the idea that I could try skiing again. I started doing some training for it and was doing well increasing my exercises by a few each day. My

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Take the pressure of yourself

Take The Pressure Off Yourself

Learn to let go and relax. Someone once told me to “stop shoulding on myself.”  I didn’t even know what they were talking about.  My “shoulding’ was so habitual and ingrained it took quite some time for me to even start to hear myself. The Oxford Dictionary definition for should says: Used to indicate obligation,

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Hands up who has never ever said they are stressed. Ok, maybe you don’t call it that,  maybe you feel: Low energy Headaches Stomach problems Tension in our muscles Chest pain or rapid heartbeat Trouble sleeping Shaking Excessive sweating Clenching our jaw or grinding our teeth. According to the NHS: “You may feel anxious, irritable

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