Being in the position of providing care for adult loved ones and ones own children is mentally, emotionally, physically and financially demanding. Watching my aunt’s life shrink as she retreated into isolation is unfortunately common but it doesn’t have to be that way…There are those that have prioritized self care in the face of the pressure to drop it completely due to cultural norms and there are those that have dropped self care completely or never had it to begin with … More 3 Things I’ve Learned About The Care Giving Dilemma
Like a car crash in full momentum that couldn’t be stopped, they crossed my path and although something in me would scream “Danger!” my mind and body would go into self-sabotage autopilot. Before I knew it I was opening my mouth saying “Of course I can do that favor for you! (one of many that will overextend me and disrupt my biggest priorities), lend you that money (that you’ll never pay back), give you my number (that you will treat intrusively), write that paper for you (that you’ll take full credit for,)” etc. … More Guest Blog for Elephant Journal
The gentle and research-educated parent I want to be fights for head-space with that rigid authoritarian every day…My power routines have helped quiet that authoritarian in me. … More 5 Ways My Power Routine Made Me a Better Mom
The act of investing in your own happiness by taking action on those activities that ignite you …actively heals the unbalanced need to have others like you…it becomes natural to approve of yourself and the rest falls away. … More How Power Routine’s Heal 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