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My 5pp healthy heart feature for My Weekly’s Special (published 23/2/17)

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Thanks again to Drs Toni Hazell and Sanjay Gupta and Kathie Bishop, David Stead and Julia Buckley for their advice.

You can click here to read it – MWspecialCirculatorySystem23217

How do you feel about your circulatory system?

How might you take extra good care of it?

What helps you feel like it’s in good shape?

Feel free to share below.

love,

Eve

 

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Happy Frozen Food Day!

#yuptheretrulyisadayforeverything :)

Still, today’s Frozen Food Day might help you improve your self-care by making the most of your freezer.

I’m way more proud than I should be of having gone 31 days (and counting) of not having crisps for dinner. I love making smoothies, vegetable soups and bakes (I’ll never be a salad lover) but used to routinely grab a couple of packets (or 4) of crisps rather than something more grown up.

Freezing portions of home cooked food and even of berries, blended kale (for smoothies) and so on means it’s much easier to eat more healthily each day.

The food we eat has a massive impact on our mood and there’s something nourishing about being able to quickly and simply take better care of ourselves, our families and loved ones and the planet by making healthier choices.

How might you make better use of your freezer to boost your self-care?

What are your favourite foods and sauces to freeze?

Feel free to comment below.

love,

Eve

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Happy Random Acts of Kindness Day!

Happy Random Act of Kindness Day

The world could definitely use more kindness. What might you do tomorrow if you want to accept the challenge of Random Acts of Kindness Day?

Whatever you choose (and it may be that you feel you’re running on empty and the kindness thing you can do for yourself is to opt out for today), notice how it feels to seek opportunities to be kind to yourself and to others.

How does it impact your mood?

How does it affect your feelings about the world at large?

Feel free to post (thoughts and actions) below.

love,

Eve

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You can read my Psychologies feature, ‘A year of self-care’ here (February 2017)

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I loved writing this piece to tie in with my book (out in May) and hope you’ll find it helpful:

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What helps you when you need to boost your own self-care?

Feel free to comment below.

love,

Eve

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Breaking through (published Rapport, December 2016)

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Ever wondered about the difference between breakthrough sessions and regular sessions?

Enormous thanks to Gill Fennings-Monkman MBE, Marilyn Devonish and Joanne Mallon for their input.

You can click RapportDec16Breakthrough to read the whole feature.

What’s been your biggest breakthrough (so far)?

Feel free to share below.

love,

Eve

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Have you given up on your new year’s resolutions?

Have you given up on your new years resolutions

 

Tomorrow (there truly is a day for everything) is Ditch New Year’s Resolutions Day.

How does reading that make you feel? Are there some resolutions you’ve not stuck to but that you’re not ready to ditch? Maybe others are old standby resolutions you, deep down, have no intention of ever sticking to but feel you ‘should’ make each year?

Notice how your energy rises or falls as you ponder each resolution and decide which ones to maybe tweak (or gleefully ditch!). Honour where you are sticking to them, too.

If you’re feeling especially brave, you might want to involve others. Often, they can see, with blinding clarity, what we keep missing about ourselves.

What do they see us doing to sabotage our attempts to change that we’ve not even noticed?

Opening ourselves up to feedback can feel vulnerable (do choose who to open up to carefully) yet others’ insights could potentially save us remaking – and failing at – the same new year’s resolutions for years to come.

How do you feel about asking loved ones to weigh in on your resolutions?

What’s the most helpful feedback you’ve received from someone else?

What might support you handle tougher feedback? How might you ask for it to be delivered in a gentle and respectful way?

Feel free to comment below.

love,

Eve

 

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365 Ways to Feel Better: Self-care Ideas for Embodied Wellbeing – available to preorder

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I’ve had so much support and encouragement from people around my forthcoming book, am delighted to say it’s now available for preorder via my publishers (for an introductory offer discount) and Amazon – click here for details.

Between that and the 4 page tie in piece in the current (February 2017) issue of Psychologies, it’s been a brilliant start to the New Year here.

Even so, as always with winter, it can often feel as if things are happening slowly. There’s an old coaching cliche about how, with our lives as well as planters / window sills / gardens / farms / wherever else we might grow things, we need to trust that beneath the muddy surface, though it may look as if nothing’s happening, enormous growth is occurring below and we don’t want to disturb that by digging up the seeds impatiently to check that it’s all ok.

I recently came across another gardening analogy (really odd as I have planters rather than an actual garden) about how rocky soil in vineyards, while tough for the vines to grow through, creates the sweetest grapes.

How are you feeling about your goals, dreams and hopes for the year?

Impatient? Trusting? Something completely different?

Feel free to post below.

love,

Eve

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What’s your vision for a better 2017?

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Happy New Year!

I’ve written so much about vision boards over the years, I’ve decided to keep this Really Simple (but, as with everything, YOU know yourself best so adapt accordingly):

  1. Spend some time gathering images and words that you feel drawn to. No need to judge or censor at this point, simply gather them together
  2. Ponder some of your goals and hopes for the year ahead. You may want to think about different areas of your life such as work, relationships, health, fitness, home, money, the world at large, your communities, travel, long held (or new) dreams, what your spirit needs – whatever crops up for you
  3. Stick the images and words down in a way that pleases you. I use a big canvas and glue. You might prefer cardboard and tape.
  4. Play with your design. The most important part of this whole endeavor is that it inspires YOU
  5. As you can see from my censored version of my latest above, apart from apparently wanting to become an elephant, I’ve written down each as if it were already the case. I like the affirmation starter ‘I am so happy and grateful that…’ so pop that on a bigger note near the top
  6. I scatter the other goals around the board, sometimes near images or words I’ve cut out that feel relevant
  7. On another larger note near the bottom, ‘Thanks for all this or something better’
  8. Play with it until you’re happy with it. Know nothing’s set in stone and it will evolve as you do
  9. Steve Harvey says he’s had words from his embroidered on clothes he sees each day. The more we can remind ourselves of our aims, the more likely we are to take practical steps towards them. I have a picture of mine on my laptop as well as the original hanging on the wall in World HQ (my teeny home office)

Have you created a vision board before?

What did you learn from it?

Have you done one for this year?

Feel free to share pics of yours in the comments below.

Wishing you a wondrous 2017 filled with all good things!

love,

Eve

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