Simple Self Care no.1 – Hug, takes 2 mins to read.

“Do something every day that is loving toward your body and gives you the opportunity to enjoy the sensations of your body.”
Golda Poretsky

In a week when many people have resolved to give up, deny or make themselves do something they think they should, I have another suggestion. Instead of denial, deprivation or driving yourself, how about a kinder, simpler more gentle option, where you gift yourself focused time and attention.


Simple suggestion

Here is a simple self care suggestion to start your year. Give yourself a hug. Go on, wrap your arms around yourself and gently squeeze. That’s it!

Try this beautiful, comforting welcome to yourself each day when you awake and again to send yourself off to sleep.

Going Deeper

If you want to take it a step further watch the vide0 below and follow along with what he suggests. It’s called Self Havening.

Developed by Dr Ronald Ruden who was fascinated by tapping techniques such as EFT this psychosensory tool uses touch points on the body to calm and relax us, but more importantly to help create a sense of safety.

Those of us who have experienced traumas and intense emotional events often lack a basic sense of safety. We have the capacity to change this.  By turning towards ourselves with love, care and compassion we comfort our bodies teaching them; right now we are safe.

More ideas

It is my intention to share more self care practices. These will be deliberately simple and easy to do. Designed to strengthen relationship with self, they build resilience and inner strength, as well as helping us move on from past hurts, disappointments and unmet needs.

Self care is a radical act of self healing.


I have recently started to offer a variety of self care workshops. These will develop over time depending on what people find helpful, need or are ready to explore. Check out this page to find out more.

“Simply put … I loved it!” comment from recent participant.

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“When you are compassionate with yourself, you trust in your soul, which you let guide your life. Your soul knows the geography of your destiny better than you do.”

John O’Donohue



Disclaimer: The views expressed here, in blog posts and on the website Change Is Always Possible are those of the author Mairi Stones alone, and do not represent the views of any associated bodies. They do not diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any disease or condition. Information provided in this blog is not intended to substitute advice, treatment and/or diagnosis from qualified medical and nutritional professionals.

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Radical Self Care Coach, supporting you to create a calmer, simpler, more deeply connected life where you take better care of yourself and our planet.

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  1. […] second self care suggestion is to try practicing gratitude. On waking, giving yourself a hug, see Self Care Suggestion – one and then, as you do so, think about three things you feel grateful […]

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