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Imbolc and Growing Up

Tuesday of this week marked the Celtic festival of Imbolc, the midpoint between the Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox and the beginning of spring in the Pagan tradition. The night before I experienced a dream that appeared to be related. I was witnessing a rounded, Rubenesque Earth Mother giving birth to 7 babies in slow […]

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Simply Nourished

How nourished do you currently feel in your body? What does this tell you about how you might be sacrificing a nutritious diet in order to survive in the Rat Race? There are certain behaviour traits that point to us forsaking our personal nutrition in favour of coping with a fast-paced, high stress lifestyle. If […]

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Conscious Relationships: a ‘performance’ or a ‘connection’?

Jan, a coaching client, was desperate to make a start with her new small business, a venture she’d been waiting to step into all her adult life. Her partner, Pat, meanwhile had been hoping that their lives would begin to slow down and de-stress now that their children were growing up and becoming more independent. […]

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Are you too compassionate? How to avoid Burnout.

‘Burnout isn’t necessarily related to how much we enjoy what we do. It is often more closely linked with how we approach the whole idea of ‘work’, or ‘vocation’ or ‘livelihood’.’ Classic symptoms of unbalanced compassion are: stress, anxiety and feeling like you spend a lot of time teetering on the edge of burnout. Is […]

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Transforming Hoarding: from hindrance to healthy habit.

This is traditionally a time of year for storing and preserving , a pastime designed to be both rewarding and life-serving. This is distinct from hoarding, which is an unhelpful pattern and usually bothersome. From the perspective of leading a simple and sustainable life, hoarding presents an obstacle to clarity, focus and peaceful productivity, both […]

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Remembering the Light: Managing Autumnal Wellbeing

As we travel deeper into Autumn, you might be noticing your energy levels dropping in some way. Signs that this is happening include needing to sleep longer, contracting minor illnesses, such as seasonal colds, feeling a little down or depressed, feeling less productive and lively than you have been. I’d like to share some tips […]

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