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