I admit, I don’t like the site of blood, especially when it’s that deep crimson kind. This was exactly the kind that was coming from the gash on my sons scalp. As I’m driving, my head swirled with worries about all the possible outcomes, while doing my best to seem enthusiastic in keeping my son engaged in conversation about his favorite topic: Pokemon. … More How A Small Bracelet Gave Me BIG Self Care Results In The ER!
There are as many ways as there are people whether it’s painting, scrap booking, meditating, doing yoga, cooking, reading, praying, hiking, volunteering, gardening, writing, jogging, or singing. The only thing that matters is that you find it, keep it up and protect it with your time and energy … More What Brings You To Life?
Reflection is not only for the end of the year when the new year is upon us and all is said and done. You can use this mid-year point to take a pause, reflect on that picture of the future self you had in mind and course correct. Your future-December 2018-self will thank you for the greater clarity, insight and progress made because you took action to remove the distractions and maintain your focus. Love yourself enough to not reach December 2018 feeling as if the year just passed you by in a blur of busyness … More 10 Questions To Help You Re-Commit To Your Self Care Goals
Once our kids wake up … we can move on with our day and whatever it brings feeling that satisfaction that we began the day building ourselves up and as a result all who cross our path will be all the better for it. … More How Scheduling Morning Self Care Leads to Saner Parenting
While the word no may be hard for some of us to say because we don’t want to seem rude, un-thoughtful or uncaring, what’s truly hard is to take on more than we can handle and make the rest of our lives chaotic…if continually feeling more obligated to others then to the quality of our life doesn’t make us physically sick, this dynamic can certainly feel like an emotional cancer. … More 10 Resources To Help You Protect Your Self Care By Saying No
What’s in the cup is my sustenance, it’s mine. We as women were never meant to give from our sustenance but boy has the world done a good job at convincing us otherwise. Social conditioning gives us kudos for being self sacrificing and “good” in having a sort of stamina in giving.
When I give from my sustenance with others, it can set me up to feel resentful, used and bitter. The selfless giving turns into a undercurrent of martyrdom that feels heavy and dis-empowering. … More Giving From The Overflow, Not Our Reserves
My body has instinctual wisdom that sizes up much faster and more comprehensively, any situation I’m presented with, in comparison to my brain…It takes some strength to listen to the wisdom my body is telling me. Many times what it needs is not convenient for me and I need to push outside my comfort zone to heed it. There are times my gut informs me about the environments I’m in and the people I’m interacting with, and the truths it tells me can be just plain ugly and unpalatable. … More 15 Things Self Care Has Helped Me Appreciate About My Body
I had rage from not having permission to speak my thoughts and heart as a child, rage over my molestation from an uncle, loathing towards being a woman because I saw that much of what I lived through wouldn’t of been a reality had I been born a man. I also became aware of how guilty I felt for just taking up space, actual physical space. I felt wrong just for existing and boy did the people I attract into my life once I left home, reflect that. … More 5 Self Care Gifts That Heal The Mother Wound
I remember feeling so ashamed for the moments I experienced feelings of callousness towards his cries because I was so terribly sleep deprived. I fought the instinct to sleep and eat along with all the ridiculous thoughts that came from that, to tend to him as lovingly as I could. Who raise their children in times of war, famine and natural disasters? … More How Our Mothers Influence Our Self Care
It’s imperative that you make it absolutely clear with yourself that whatever you write will be for your eyes only. Allowing yourself to freely express onto the page whatever comes up is where all the magic lies and it can only happen when our guard is down. It’s only when we let go of the roles and titles we wear in our daily life that we can then, feel safe enough to be heart achingly honest about what’s really happening inside us. … More Why This Self Care Idea Will Clear The Constant Mind Chatter