All of us know that our self care can be very difficult, and many of us struggle with the guilt of thinking we need to do something else with this time.

However, it is vital.

Going through multiple losses can leave so much fear, uncertainty and complications in a persons soul. It is important to nourish this spirit with warmth and hugs and human connection.

We watched our parents care for us and for each other. This has empowered us to care for ourselves.

We moved through our days with open wounds which in time we allowed to heal. It is a process.

Go gently and with grace,

Aishleen, Katie-Anne & Charlotte

Aishleen’s Self care looks something like this: 

  • Warm, clean, white bed sheets
  • A good book/Netflix
  • A good nights sleep
  • A walk by the sea
  • Now that Bobby’s come along- a cuddle
  • Remembering that her friends love her
  • And when she’s really being good to herself –a trip to Dublin for a facial by her friend Una in Anu Beauty and a wash and blowdry

Katie-Anne’s self care looks something like this

  • A glass of hot water with lemon in the morning-she feels like she has completed at least one good thing that day
  • Remembering self compassion
  • Going very slowly
  • Writing in her journal with sad songs in the background
  • Tea and toast in bed
  • An open fire with friends
  • Holding hands with her husband
  • And cuddling with Bobby

Charlotte’s self care looks something like this

  • Charlotte’s motto is “Love yo self”
  • Having a lie in if needs be
  • Finding a good deal online
  • Spicebag in her comfy tracksuit
  • Ensuring she takes her medication
  • Bottomless brunch with her girls that love her
  • Being with Ry Ry

Sheridan’s self care looks something like this

  • Late night laughs with his girlfriend
  • Being with his family
  • Having an afternoon nap
  • Going for a drive
  • Cycling

Ethan’s self care looks something like this

  • Friday night curry with the family
  • Eating Aishleen’s healthy dinners
  • Going for a run/cycle
  • Knowing he can always talk to us about his mammy
  • Electric blanket
  • Tea and biscuits after school
  • Spending time with his friends
  • Playing on the Playstation
  • We also think there is a gf at the minute so that helps