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!
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
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
One thing I’ve realized in keeping up these practices is that our clutter represents our unprocessed stories of desire…Once I let myself feel completely what that cabinet brought up in me, I was then able to let go of that clutter and let in new beautiful things that were appropriate for the new season in my family’s life. The story behind that cabinet was then fully processed. … More How Clutter Sabotages Our Self Care Efforts
You don’t have to wait to make a massive change until your busy schedule miraculously opens up. An overhaul can begin with one small move today and continue in increments.
In the same way the tortoise won the race and not the hare, what gives big results in the long run is whats manageable and consistent. The giant fell swoops of action that require major life changes can rubberband you right back to where you started because that kind of effort cannot be maintained. … More Why Self Care Is A Marathon And Not A Sprint
We’ve all been there! Your doing your best to prioritize your self care and have a string of days or even weeks under your belt of better sleep, eating, exercise or maybe even journaling and you feel amazing… only to have it interrupted by an important/ urgent “something” that derails you?
The beautiful momentum that was building up is broken and you tailspin into days or even weeks of struggling to get back to that radiant you, that you had caught a glimpse of. … More What Will Non-Self Care Cost You?
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?
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
In the 2 decades since I started this journey of self care, there were innumerable times that I completely stopped my self care activities for weeks at a time. I’d end up feeling horrible and after it got bad enough, I’d drag myself to begin again and exert my itsy bitsy, teeny tiny attempts at climbing back to the feel good plateau I had maintained before I fell from grace. … More Down on Yourself for Breaking Your Morning Routine? Read This Instead!
What is true for me, is that the more time passes that I’m regularly investing in silence and solitude, the more my discrimination grows. The discernment blossoms with which to see when it’s appropriate to show my mamma claws and say “No, that won’t work for me” and when it’s appropriate to be my Jungle Book bear version and back stroke down the river of ease and say “Yeeeeees”. … More How Reclaiming the Word No, Reclaims You