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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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Book signing and yoga and meditation workshop at the Tree Room, Colchester

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Am delighted to not only be doing a book signing (free) with yoga and meditation workshop (£5) at Colchester’s beautiful Tree Room (click HERE for more information), but to be offering some sessions from Colchester (initially Monday evenings) alongside my Witham practice.

 If you’d like to join us for the book signing, I look forward to seeing you then.

Spaces are limited for the yoga and meditation workshop so please get in touch (click HERE) to check availability and book your space today.

It’s for all levels and beginners are especially welcome.

And if you’d like to find out about booking a session with me, for integrative clinical supervision, counselling, therapeutic coaching, EFT, NLP, yoga, meditation, working with crystals and more, click HERE.

I hope to see you there!

love,

Eve

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On Phoenix FM talking to Karin Ridges about 365 Ways to Feel Better and becoming a vegan

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In spite of efforts to not post TOO many updates about becoming a vegan (and missing Wotsits) on social media, I’ve had a lot of support for my change in lifestyle on facebook etc. When my former BBC Essex Loud Woman and presenter of  Phoenix FM’s House of Fun asked me to talk to her about the early days, I was delighted. HERE‘s our interview in case you’d like to listen.

I really hope that my key message (that everyone knows what’s right for themselves) comes across. This feels good for me but y’all know your bodies best.

Which foods help you feel best?

Feel free to share below.

love,

Eve

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Join us at Witham Library, Essex for a book signing and workshop

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Am really looking forward to this workshop and book signing at my local library on Saturday, 9th September at 2pm.

Click HERE for more information about this event and HERE for more information about other events.

As well as meeting readers, I’ll be sharing some of the self-care tools for your mind, body, heart and soul from my book.

Hope you can join us!

love,

Eve

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Local paper coverage of Cabello book signing (5/7/17)

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You can read the full report HERE.

I’ve requested a few corrections which haven’t been made yet but, for clarity, my last name is Menezes Cunningham, not Cunningham, I’ve been a freelance journalist since 2004 but am not a ‘trained’ journalist. Also, I worked IN publishing many, many moons ago as a senior editor, not a publisher. White Owl, Pen & Sword’s new health and wellbeing imprint (I was the first author they commissioned on it) are my publisher.

love,

Eve

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