Having to deal with guilt can be a major barrier to trying or continuing with many self care practices. So how can we make it go away? I'm going to be honest with you, the guilt isn't going to disappear by me telling you that you shouldn't feel guilty or that you deserve to look … Continue reading How can I stop feeling guilty when doing something for myself?
Many of us need to slow down and find a better balance between yin and yang but is there such a thing as doing too much yin yoga? There's an easy to that one: yes! We can do too much of pretty much anything that is recommended to us as good or healthy. And sometimes, … Continue reading Can you do too much yin yoga?
I'm not the biggest fan of the word exercise. As a child and teenager, I was really unfit and often in the "special" group for physical education. It also took me a long time to start exercising more for the health and wellbeing benefits rather than as something that was supposed to help me lose … Continue reading Does yin yoga count as exercise?
Are you constantly tense but unsure why? There are many reasons unrelated to strenuous physical activity that can create tension in the body. But we don't necessarily notice the tension on its own; we usually notice some of the consequences of prolonged tension depending on what each of our bodies tends to be susceptible to, … Continue reading Hidden causes of muscle tension
I'm guessing you've heard that it's important to set healthy boundaries. Maybe you've been practising this already or you're feeling a bit lost about where to start. But what if you're doing all the "right" things by saying no to everything you don't want to do and you're still feeling stuck about how to look … Continue reading The importance of setting healthy boundaries with ourselves
Did you really do nothing today or did you do loads of housework, provide emotional and/or practical support for your friends, partner or family, make the dinner and ensure everyone around you had everything they needed only to discount all of that because you didn't run a 5k? Once you have ruled out any medical … Continue reading Why am I so exhausted when I have hardly done anything?
What if you started treating your energy as money in your bank account or battery charge on your phone? Everyone has different bank balances and different levels of expenditure on essential, non-essential, meaningful and meaningless purchases. We also have different phones or at least purchased them at different times and use them in at least … Continue reading How to manage your energy as a highly sensitive introvert
Lots of introverts are shy and possibly socially anxious but you can also be shy and socially anxious as an extrovert. Contrary to popular belief, being an introvert doesn't always mean you don't like being around other people. It can sometimes be more helpful to think of the introversion-extroversion spectrum as more about how much … Continue reading Are introverts more likely to burnout?