Year in Review – Prompt #3 Self-care

Let’s review the year that was and celebrate what we did! Sometimes we are encouraged to dive into a vision for the new year without processing the year that has been. Have you ever experienced that? As an art therapist and coach I know that feeling, accepting and integrating our feelings, ‘good’ and ‘bad’ is…

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Year in Review – Prompt #2 Peaks and troughs

Sometimes we are encouraged to dive into a vision for the new year without processing the year that has been. Have you ever experienced that? As an art therapist and coach I know that feeling, accepting and integrating our feelings, ‘good’ and ‘bad’ is an important part of good health, and an important part of…

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Let’s celebrate our positive impacts

Today I want to celebrate the positive impact we can have by just being ourselves, gloriously, messily, unashamedly ourselves. I read somewhere that for each person who reads our blog and leaves a comment, another 3 or 4 or 5 or however many have probably also read it and been inspired by it. Similarly if…

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Working with a coach isn’t always easy

Working with a coach isn’t all ticking off tasks and getting things done. Coming up against resistance, freaking out, feeling annoyed, resenting the tasks, questioning everything, procrastinating can all be part of the journey.

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Highly sensa… what now?

Highly sensitive person (HSP). The phrase gave me the heebie jeebies when I first saw it. Not another category! I thought. Not another ‘them and us’ I mourned. Not another label that whiffs of ‘oh I’m special and you’re not’ I huffed and puffed. I also thought it sounded a bit like ‘highly complainy people’.…

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Some thoughts on self doubt

We all have it at times. Many of us have it here and there – like a few olives in a salad. Some of us have double helpings of it, on a bed of self doubt, with an extra side of self doubt to really complete the meal. When we are lost in self doubt…

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Reader question: help! I can’t slow down.

Q. I run my own business and find I just always want to be working on it. Even when I stop and try to spend time with my family I have ideas and think ‘I could be doing just one more thing’. It’s like in addicted to productivity and can’t stop. It probably doesn’t help…

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