The thoughts that arise are simpler and to the point in terms of handling whats in front of me. The best part in which I bask and relish the most, are the in-between moments that are noticeably silent. These moments which include waiting for my gas tank to fill at the station, watching the loading icon turn as I wait for my computer to startup or waiting my turn in a grocery line, are all clusters of moments in my day where my head usually churns with excess chatter. Yet during a fast, those same moments are still and undeniably restoring. … More Why Fasting Can Be a Form Of Deep Self Care
There is also a price to this bounty, the more gifts…the more responsibility…
Regarding the complex subjects of my life, my conscience many times to my dread, has let me know that the best choice is the tough and inconvenient one. The one that will result in obvious, uncomfortable even painful consequences before the good part comes. Consequences that ask me to take a risk into the unknown, where things are not clearly laid out and logical. … More The Surprising Gift & Challenge From Being Regular In Your Self Care
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
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
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
…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
I had so much fun making this it felt like a self care treat just putting it together!
This is a great and inexpensive DIY to make for ourselves or a friend, especially those that are new parents. For those of you that are not parents but are needing a fun way to bring variety into your self care, why not play self care roulette with yourself and try out a new idea every day during your allotted self care time? … More How to Make Impromptu Self Care Doable and Fun
In the beginning of making these morning habits, there were many stops and starts. In having to trudge through, once again, the phase of being a groggy mess all day because my body was up earlier, it was that giddiness in my belly from remembering how good it felt to see that radiant, unfailing, burning constant rise up the day before, that motivated me to continue.
“The silence in the morning holds lots of expectations and is more hopeful than the silence at night.” – Victoria Durnak⠀ … More 12 Sites To Support You On Your Path to Morning Self Care