How Self Care Pays Off In a Crisis, Part 1

When we don’t completely process a big change we are in a state of emotional constipation. We may be walking in a state of stupor or deep grief and trying to cover it up, but the congested state shows itself sooner or later. Sooner or later, the balls we’ve been successfully juggling, those that keep our life moving along begin to drop.

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15 Ways to Make Gratitude a Habit

Let’s be real here, we all have busy days that seem to snowball together, where un planned things happen and there’s an urgency in getting important things done. At these times it’s easy to have the fury of the moment crowd out (in your eyes) the value of this practice. When IN this “busy and overwhelmed vortex” you will definitely not be feeling the need for it. This is where the value of physical cues serves us. … More 15 Ways to Make Gratitude a Habit

Why This Thought to be New Age Fluff Practice Actually Works

Gratitude if used, can be a basic mental/emotional self care habit that is as powerful as drinking more water, sleeping more, exercising and meditation. Its one of those that no matter who you are, what you believe, what religion you follow , how old you are etc. it will reap benefits almost immediately. … More Why This Thought to be New Age Fluff Practice Actually Works

How We Live More, When We Embrace Death

These ancient traditions meet very basic human needs that the gloss and shine of modern life cannot satisfy. We humans have figured out over the millennia that having these communal pauses makes the changes easier to ride. There is an anchoring to something bigger then ourselves when societies make time for these rites of passage….At the end of this major and intimate societal pause, one is a little more whole-hearted, the fear of death is soothed and deeper value for life is strengthened. How would our society be like if the majority of us celebrated death? … More How We Live More, When We Embrace Death

3 Types of Habits That Help in Tough Times

She quickly admitted him to the hospital. The tests confirmed that his body was at high risk and all the signs were there. The doctors for that week were taking precautions and on standby. I felt like I was going through my day at gunpoint. Any minute my dad could have that stroke and the doctor’s technology and advanced equipment could or could not save him. … More 3 Types of Habits That Help in Tough Times

Stopping the Madness of Perfection: Part 2, Tiny Steps

I had to get brutally honest about my limits and work with them as opposed to force myself to follow my own made up standard of where I SHOULD be. I was not the cold turkey type of person that had a will of iron and made big changes easily and permanently. I had to work at it at a pace that worked for me … More Stopping the Madness of Perfection: Part 2, Tiny Steps

How a Morning Self Care Routine Heals People Pleasing

Do you overextend yourself to be “nice” to the people in your life? Has it come to the point yet where your exhausted from it and your life is more chaotic then you’d like because of it?

I’ve learned that investing in your own happiness regularly with activities that ignite, nourish and center you actively heals the unbalanced need to have others like you. It’s as if your inner happiness quota increases to the point where you have filled your own cup, with your own approval and the need/reflex to be approved by others naturally falls away. … More How a Morning Self Care Routine Heals People Pleasing