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Active Listening

How Active Listening Can Benefit Relationships

By Claire Maguire | 21 September 2018

“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.” Stephen Covey. How many times do you feel frustrated because you’re having a conversation and the other person just won’t listen? How does it end up? Do you start to raise your voice? Withdraw and stay quiet? Let…

Butternut Squash Spaghetti Recipe

Butternut Squash Spaghetti Recipe

By Claire Maguire | 31 August 2018

It’s simple and healthy plus it’s ‘free from’ (gluten, wheat, dairy and sugar free). Butternut Squash Spaghetti with Lemon and Tarragon Dressing Serves 2 30g cashews 50g macadamia nuts 30g tarragon 1 lemon 1 tbsp olive oil 100ml water salt and pepper 450g butternut squash Directions Add the cashew and macadamia nuts to a food…

Meditation

Breathing to Relax the Mind and Body

By Claire Maguire | 24 August 2018

I would love you to take a moment and stop all that you are doing and pay full attention to your breathing… Is your breath shallow or deep? Does your stomach expand and contract? Do your shoulders stay still or rise up? Does your breath relax you? I ask these questions as breathing is one…

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How to communicate for an effective boundary

By Claire Maguire | 10 August 2018

Boundaries and how to set them are a hot topic! It’s an area that I, Dr Claire Maguire, see appear time after time when working with people and it’s an area that is often difficult to do well. What is a boundary and why do we need them? Ultimately a boundary is something to keep…

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Getting Over the Post-Holiday Blues

By Claire Maguire | 3 August 2018

Summer is here! A time when the mind turns to holidays. Now you may have already been on holiday or you may be planning a holiday but what I wish to turn our focus to this week is the feeling when you return from a wonderful break away from your everyday life. In particular, the…

Mantra to Expand Your Heart

By Claire Maguire | 20 July 2018

So last week we shared a video talking about the power of chanting, and how incorporating this practice into your wellness regime can offer so many rewards… This week, Claire would like to share with you one of her favourite mantras, and good news…it’s super simple to remember! This special mantra can help you to…

The Power of Chanting

By Claire Maguire | 13 July 2018

“The knower of the mystery of sound knows the mystery of the whole universe…” – Inayat Khan. Where do you stand on the chanting front? Are you happy to chant loud and proud in a yoga class…or does the thought of doing so make you ache with self-consciousness? Whatever your stance on this powerful tool, you…

Make that Quantum Jump

By Claire Maguire | 29 June 2018

“We don’t have to wait to own that dream. Step into the life you really want now…” – Dr Claire Maguire. Visualisation is a powerful tool which we can utilise at any and every opportunity. It’s quite simple, it’s free and it requires no fancy equipment or appointments. Just you, your goals and some imaginative…

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Escaping the Fear Factor…

By Claire Maguire | 18 May 2018

“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.” – Mark Twain. Fear is a tricky one. It’s a natural human response and it’s something that we all feel from time to time. Feeling fear has been essential in our evolution and ensuring our survival, protecting us from dangerous situations. But what…