I seesawed many times until I realized that their being upset was their business. If I was starting to care for myself, felt the best I ever had, and they didn’t like it, then that said more about them than me…we had been living comfortably in a small box of norms that we created with many silent assumptions. Remaining in that box had become painful, much more painful, then being on the receiving end of their disappointment. … More Are Your Self Care Efforts Rocking The Boat?
My story begins from a place of utter self loathing and a crossroads to either succumb to it and take my own life or resist it and learn a new way of living. I was not aiming to attain something that resembled anything close to self love, I just wanted to learn how to make it through a day and not fall apart. … More 12 Things Self Care Has Taught Me About Self Love
Not having the option to practice that habit though, made it irrefutably clear how valuable it was. That first morning in the states hit me strong and clear that before leaving for that trip, I had been living a new norm in which a certain degree of lightness in my body and sharpness in my senses was the baseline of how I started my day, every day.
That lightness was in unmistakable contrast to how I started my days before establishing the habit which, was very close to how I had felt at the end of my travels. … More The New Norm That Self Care Habits Create
Many of us go through the movements of our days unconsciously tending to what is asked of us from those that depend on us in our work or otherwise. I know that was the case for me as I’d collapse to bed at night exhausted and baffled about where the hours went. My hopes in making changes in my life, would succumb to the feeling of powerlessness as another day of inaction towards my resolution would pass me by. … More Why This Simple Change Ensures Your Resolution Success
…our WHY’s behind the positive changes we are trying to make in our lives, have to be that much more meaningful for them to have a chance at being resilient in the face of those challenges.
We need to ask ourselves WHY what we want to change is important to us and what is at stake if we don’t make that change.