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This Valentine’s Day, Love Yourself First

8 February 2019

“Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives” Louise Hay. Valentine’s Day is an interesting time of the year for all of us. It’s that time of year when we seek validation from someone else to give us that feeling of love or completeness, to define our worthiness for love. Some of us are really happy yet…

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When’s best to set our New Year’s Resolutions?

5 January 2019

Firstly I’d like to wish you a Happy New Year. I hope you had a peaceful and enjoyable Christmas and your New Year’s Eve was amazing. As we move into the new year there’s a lot of expectation of having to set resolutions for what we want for the year ahead, of making this new…

Merry Christmas

Top Tips for a Very Merry Christmas…

21 December 2018

Christmas is almost upon us once again. It is a beautiful time of year, full of festivities and cheer, but it can also be a bit difficult when it comes to maintaining healthy habits and staying relaxed around all the family. Navigating huge Christmas dinners can be tricky when trying not to overindulge, plus staying…

Active Listening

How Active Listening Can Benefit Relationships

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

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

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

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

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

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…