Category Archives: 365 Ways to Feel Better: Self-care for Embodied Wellbeing

Billericay Library book signing on Saturday, 25th November

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Am really pleased to be doing a book signing in the town I did a lot of growing up in. If you’re local enough to Billericay, Essex and would like to join us, please come along.

And if you have any friends, relatives, colleagues etc there who might be interested, I’d really appreciate your letting them know about this.

Hope to see you there!

And you can find out more about this and other upcoming events HERE.

love,

Eve

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My Frinton Literary Festival workshops

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It was SUCH a pleasure to facilitate a couple of workshops in one of my favourite places, Frinton on Sea, yesterday.

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I was offering a couple of the Community Events and was able to do two very different workshops at the library as different groups showed up in the morning and afternoon.

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The morning workshop was more cognitive with a goal setting exercise that participants can apply to other areas of their lives. We did some mind/body connection work to aid confidence, too.

I had a lovely lunch break paddling, reading and enjoying the sea.

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Then the afternoon group did some Chair Yoga and a cleansing meditation.

Both groups did a simple breath practice and chose little crystals to ground the workshops.

Gorgeous start to the week!

love,

Eve

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Highlights from my Colchester book launch at the delightful Tree Room

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I adore this space. Right in the heart of Colchester town yet peaceful and quiet. When I got in touch with the owner about the possibility of having a Colchester book signing  / workshop event, I liked the space so much I decided to expand my practice from Witham (where my Feel Better Every Day Consultancy is based) to offer a few slots each week in Colchester.

On Saturday, I facilitated a yoga and meditation workshop in the loveliest space I’ve ever taught in.

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We had a little visitor before the yoga nidra segment.

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Enormous thanks, Jo, for welcoming me to your spectacular space.

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love,

Eve

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Happy International Day of Peace!  

 

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When I became a freelance journalist in 2004, I’d met many incredible peace activists and thought I’d be sharing their stories with a wider audience.

Am blushing writing this because I realise that 20-something me was imagining myself as a Christiane Amanpour type without the experience.

Still, this was the impetus behind my going freelance in 2004.

Unsurprisingly, I only got a couple of ‘peace’ pieces commissioned but, as a coach and complementary therapist (later adding other therapies), I was being commissioned to write about what I began to see as personal peace and self-care. It was better known as wellbeing.

Over the years, I’ve learned that I’m far better able to focus on the larger world when I’m OK. Otherwise, I don’t have the energy to take any kind of action in the direction of contributing to a more peaceful planet.

Even on a micro level, if I’m not well myself, I’m far crankier than usual. For example, if I then hold a door open for someone and they don’t say thank you, I’m likely to feel irritated. This then has the potential to ripple out and connect with others’ irritation and anger.

With all that’s going on in the world, it might seem futile to attempt to, as Gandhi said, ‘Be the change you want to see in the world’ and yet, as individuals, we have more impact than we sometimes realise.

Irritation and anger (rage even) have their benefits but when we’re taking good care of ourselves, we can use our emotional storms to make us stronger.

What are your warning signs that you’re contributing to angst rather than peace in the world?

What helps you take better care of yourself and those you care about?

What are your dreams for peace at a global level? If you have children and/or grandchildren, what kind of world do you want to be leaving for them?

How can you infuse more peaceful energy into your day today?

Feel free to comment below.

love,

Eve

 

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Last weekend’s library workshop in Witham

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Thanks again to everyone who came to my first library event for 365 Ways to Feel Better: Self-care Ideas for Embodied Wellbeing and to Witham Library for hosting.

I wanted to share a taste of the tools from the book without (I know, a lot of my weirdness is there in the book) being too weird. So we started with a simple goal setting exercise moving on to some exercises that worked with the mind-body connection to boost confidence in the moment and while thinking about goals.

We also did some meditation and grounded the workshop with some crystal work. It was delightful to meet everyone.

If you’re Essex based (or near enough) and would like to find out more, I’m doing a couple of library workshops at Frinton on 16th October and a yoga and meditation workshop in Colchester on 30th September – click HERE for more information.

love,

Eve

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Talking about the importance of underwater handstands in Psychologies (September 2017)

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Delighted to be able to share the importance of underwater handstands for emotional wellbeing in Psychologies magazine. Thanks Lizzie Enfield :)

As in, it’s the FUN bit that’s important. Whatever that might mean for you.

What helps you connect with that inner playful child of yours?

How might you allow yourself to have more fun today?

Feel free to share below.

love,

Eve

 

 

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365 Ways to Feel Better featured in this month’s Top Sante and Spirit & Destiny

365 Ways to Feel Better has been featured in Spirit & Destiny (September 2017) and Top Sante (September 2017) – both out now.

The Spirit & Destiny piece includes some of my favourite yoga poses for sleep.

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The Top Sante piece includes some of my and others’ self-care tips.

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What is your favourite yoga pose for sleep?

love,

Eve

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