You want to start seeing yourself as a power detective. …you go about your day paying more attention to when your feel good capacity is stretched and you feel more alive than just your average “alright” feelings…it feels like a deep inner nerve of juicy aliveness has been touched and we become lit like a Christmas tree from the inside out. … More How to Find Your Power Routine Part I
Although uncomfortable, when we take the time to experience silence a little every day, that same uncomfortability is in effect an investment in preventing all forms of cognitive, emotional and bodily overload. Silence can act as a powerful cleansing agent in our lives of all that is unnecessary. In the same way we have hygiene habits for our bodies and homes, silence can act as our daily emotional and mental hygiene habit that helps keep our inner world in order. … More 30 Reasons Why We Need to Experience Silence Regularly
There is a massive gaping, throbbing global wound that’s calling out to each and every one of us in ways we need to hear. No one’s privileged existence, regardless of economic status, race, education, “connections”, nationality or gender will come out of this unscathed.
Today I ask of you, what action can you take today to soften your corner of the world? … More Overwhelmed By The Global Chaos? Do This!
Is the idea of visiting people you love for the holidays dragged down by the idea of having to interact with that one out of bounds person that always manages to get under your skin and derail your good time?
Saying no to certain kinds of interaction is also much easier when you’re clear about the deeper freedom you’re saying yes to. It’s freeing to be able to be ourselves without having to worry about our emotional safety in social situations. This is easier when we make it clear to those around us what we will not tolerate and what we will wholeheartedly contribute to. … More How to Take Control of Your Holiday’s With 3 Social Self Care Lists
We all face moments like these where to say yes would mean painful consequences for ourselves, yet to say no would mean the risk of disappointing those people important to us. If I’ve learned anything, it’s that to prioritize some things, consequently means to say no to other things. Life is a constant editing process that’s for sure…I’ve gratefully experienced clarity around my priorities. In rearranging my life to reflect them, getting better at saying no has been a hard won and non negotiable skill… … More Is It Hard For You to Say No? Make It Incredibly Easier With This Technique
What in the past I determinedly approached as a wrestling match with my own physical and mental urges, I now turn to as a welcomed and familiar repose from my life in the midst of my life….At a time when I feel like I have to stretch and dig deeper into my reserves for resourcefulness, wisdom and strength, fasting has undeniably provided that for me over the years with increasing intensity. … More 5 Ways Fasting Resets Our Lives
Self care in the past few weeks has not only meant stretching to make a difference in light of all the huge global changes, but also being responsive to my nesting instinct that wants to feel rooted and comforted as I weather my own personal storms.
The term hygge is spot on for the feeling I’m intentionally focusing on cultivating in my home. hygge is a Dutch term that has become progressively popular in the states and is defined as a feeling of comfort, ease and belonging. … More The Real Need For Hygge and 5 Ways to Create it
For some this may seem like a heck of alot of work for a Sunday, yet for me it has come down to deciding that my peace of mind is worth the effort. Following through with routines before Monday makes things substantially easier for me from the time I get up, to the time I go to sleep, Monday through Saturday. To come home after work and know that I have already what I need to throw a meal together within 10 minutes because I did the back end work already, is a huge assurance. … More Why Home Care Is Self Care, In Tough Times Part 2
Going on with my usual weekly activities feels like a betrayal to myself in times like these. The best self care for me today is to act in what capacity I can and use whatever I have to alleviate the load for those in this crisis, even if just a little.
Living intentionally to me means, that when the need arises, we have the ability to act virtuously because we have practiced it in smaller ways in our day to day life.
May we all do our part … More Self Care Today Means Helping Our Friends In Texas
…I began to conceptually understand the home as a launchpad for how we go out into the world. When it’s comfy, tidy and serves all our needs for refueling, then as we step out of our homes to take on the day, we’re launched into the world all the stronger. When our home drains us with mounting, unprocessed clutter, has us on nutritionally thin ice with instant, boxed and pre-made frozen meals and deep sleep is an anomaly as a result of all this, we are doing ourselves a great disservice. … More Why Home Care Is Self Care, In Tough Times Part 1
A meaningful end of summer ritual can cue our heart, mind and body that things have changed and help us reflect on where we stand with it all. Ritual can pivot our experience from being one of a dreaded upheaval of chaos that takes weeks to adjust to, to that of a welcomed change of pace that we gladly ride…Taking the time to relish what beautiful experiences summer provided us and reflect on what we learned from the not so beautiful experiences, allows us to enter the next phase of the year with more presence of mind. … More 7 End of Summer Rituals To Ease The Transition