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50 and feeling fabulous

50 and feeling fabulous

50 and Feeling Fabulous

So while I was swimming this morning I was thinking back to this time last year. I knew I was going to be having surgery and that my mother would also have major surgery before she started doing dialysis.  It was somewhat daunting but here we are a year later and all is well.  How blessed we are that everything worked out.

Then I started thinking about how 2019 is going and how I want to continue the year.  Well this month I turn 50 and I have a few treats planned and really excited about the year ahead.  Then I started to check in with my physical body as I moved through the water and thought ‘I feel fabulous’. Then I thought how do I feel mentally and emotionally and again I thought ‘I feel fabulous’  Even now I feel fabulous writing this even though I did lose my swimming hat, goggles and ear plugs in the dressing room, but I’m sure someone just put them in their bag by accident and they’ll be returned. Anyway I’ve decided I want to feel like this all year, so my moto and hastag for this year will be #50andfeelingfabulous

How will I achieve feeling fabulous

Since I started Just Be, everyday I work towards being happy and healthy and generally, well 90% of the time, I am.  I honestly love the life I have created.  That won’t change and like always there will be bumps along the way. But what does happy and healthy feel like?  Well for me, this year anyway, it’s feeling fabulous!

Like you, things don’t always work out.  The car breaks down, the washing machine dies, appointments get cancelled, we loose stuff, the list is endless.  But these things are fixable and temporary so I focus on the bigger things like my family and friends, my home, my work and the things that make me feel fabulous. I practice what I preach by taking care of myself first before others and I know who I can rely on when I need support.  Trust me I don’t do it all myself.  Yes I put the work in but I get twice as much back.

So I challenge you to also feel fabulous every day.  Take a moment each day and think ‘how am I doing?’ and change it if you don’t like how you feel.

Love & light
Yvonne

PS: I’m having a great evening looking through old photos.  Keep an eye on Instagram or Facebook for more #50andfeelingfabulous

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Improve positive feelings with Reiki

Improve positive feelings with Reiki

 

So how do you know how you want to feel and do you practise self care?  Self care starts with how you want to feel?  It’s different for everyone and the list is endless including things like I want to feel loved, accepted, appreciated, abundant, balanced, free, happy, healthy, joy, peace, etc., etc.

 

More simply put, we have positive feelings and negative feelings.  We want to increase the postive feelings and reduce the negative feelings.  This takes practice, practice, practice until you realise 2-3 core feelings you want to feel everyday.  Yes, you will experience other feelings too, generally about things outside of your control but everything else you can decide to feel positive about it or negative about it.

 

How can Reiki help?

 

So how do you know which feelings to focus on and which to delete?  Well, I can help by doing Reiki on you and accessing which areas of your body we need to focus on. For example, I recently worked with someone who felt inferior to colleagues at work.  During the treatment her throat chakra came up as unbalanced and I felt that this person needed to be more assertive.  The person agreed they would love to say what they want and we worked on how they could do exactly this without offending anyone.

I work on myself everyday to achieve my feelings of being happy and healthy by making decisions that will enhance these feelings rather than not.  An example, to feel healthy I need to work in a healthy way which means doing what I love as a therapist and this also makes me feel happy doing what I am so passionate about.  To feel healthy I need to eat healthy which for me means being organised and knowing what I will have for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Do I snack, yes, I just ate a biscuit from the Christmas tin but I enjoyed it and I’m not going to beat myself up about it.  Why should I, it’s only a biscuit.  BUT, because I’m not hungry and have prepared my meals I don’t eat the whole tin in one go. Yes, this would have happened in the past.

 

Learn more about Reiki or to book a Reiki appointment and see if I can help you FEEL more positive.

Love & light
Yvonne 

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When life gets you down…

When life gets you down…

When life gets you down…

So it’s November and I’m wondering how I got here as life has been a whilwind lately of emotions, change and learning how to adjust.  As you know from previous emails, in September my Mum had major surgery to remove her kidney with cancer and is now on dialysis for the rest of her life.  Whilst I was prepared in some way for the logistics of my Mum’s surgery and the changes that would entale, I was in no way prepared for the emotional trauma and stress myself and my family have gone through.  Yes I am strong and resilient thanks to my work and practice of Reiki and Mindfulness, but sometimes life just gets you down.

Self Care & Top Tips

In the mist of all this I did reach out to my very trusted friends and work colleagues. I also attended the National Women’s Enterprise Day, with Limerick Enterprise Office at Adare Manor in October and to say it was inspirational is an understatement.  All the speakers had compelling stories to tell about their lives and the stuggles they have overcome.  What struck me most however, was all the speakers gave ‘top tips’ and everyone of them had ‘self care’ as a priority.  With all that was going on I forgot to care for myself.  What was I thinking?  I live and breath to ‘Just Be’ and here I was worrying about everyone and everything before myself.

So I let go of the outcome and trusted that my Mum and all of us around her would cope and adjust to our new normal.  Yes there has been immense change but here we are now in November and all is well I’m delighed to say.

I’ve also observed some of you have been through similar truamtic feelings, especially those of you who have lost a loved one.  One regular visitor to my clinic, who recently lost her Mum, told me about the book ‘Bringing Dealth to Life’ by Patricia Scanlon, Dr. Mary Helen Hensley, Aidan Storey and Pamela Young.  It’s a beautiful book exploring life, death and the afterlife.  If you or someone you know if going through grief or an emotional challenge, I strongly recommend this book.

I guess the important lesson from all of this is to always continue self care, as that is what pulls you through the good and the not so good.  So if I can help you this November please book now or call call/text 0868968409 for an appointment.

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Autumn – my favourite time of year

Autumn – my favourite time of year

It’s Autumn and my favourite time of year.  I’ve been out picking the last of the flowers and apples from my 2 very small trees but what a crop they have produced this year.  There’s something very grounding about Autumn with the gorgeous warm colours that you all know by now I love and preparing for the winter ahead.  It’s also a good time to check in with yourself and your family to see how everyone is feeling as it can be a tough time for some.  Keep an eye on each other and the vulnerable, but more importantly don’t forget about your own well-being.

So since returning to work in late August my feet have not touched the ground.  Not only has the clinic been busy but my Mum had to have some surgery which has led to her going on dialysis.  A few regular clients commented that it was difficult to get availability.  What great feedback, so I have decided to open on Wednesday afternoons going forward so now there’s more availability if you want to head over to the website and book now for the autumn.

Just Be Mindfulness also returned in September with 2 sessions every Monday at 10am and 7pm.  If you or someone your know is interested in Mindfulness for their well-being, then please get in touch as I still have a couple of places available in each session.

I also returned to Cook Medical for the 3rd year for their Health & Wellness Week doing Reflexology at both their sites here in Limerick. I always enjoy the variety of going to organisations for their Wellness Programmes so if you work for someone who promotes health & wellness at work, then please get in touch or feel free to pass my details to the contact in your organisation.

For Autumn, Just Be!

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Case Study – Tension

Case Study – Tension

Well this month the case study is all about tension and the focus is on myself.

During July I felt very emotional and just ‘fed up’ but couldn’t pin point what was going on. Also, I had a couple of issues with technology that were really stressing me.  So I took myself off for a massage and reflexology only to realise I had alot of tension around my Solar Plexus Chakra (personal power, autonomy and purpose).

It was very clear from my treatment what was going on and needless to say I literally felt the tension leaving my body during the treatment.

However, it was the following 3 days that I found most interesting.  I literally took to bed (theraputic detox) and slept more than I thought was possible.  So I thought, practise what you preach Yvonne, so I did nothing but watch movies and did some reading and left my guilt at the front door.

I am a happy, healthy person but I was taken over with caring for others before myself.  Sometimes we just need to stop and take care of ourselves.  So I have taken back my ‘personal power’ and will continue of course with my monthly treatments to keep me on track so that I can take care of myself but also others.  If I can help you, get in touch.

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