How A Small Bracelet Gave Me BIG Self Care Results In The ER!

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!

10 Ways to Stay Committed To Your Self Care

Are you heading towards burnout? Is your body telling you it needs more movement because you sit so much at work? Do you need more sleep to recover from too much activity in your day? Have you received some red flags that something has to change soon? Bare bones honesty about why you want more self care will help you commit to it when distractions come around. … More 10 Ways to Stay Committed To Your Self Care

How Self Care Extends Way Beyond Stress Relief

I went to school and obtained a degree they wanted, followed by a job they wanted and there I was at 23 on a beautiful spring day in Lakeview, Chicago, struggling to get out of bed and just take a shower…Little did I know I was walking my fragile self into an environment that was only going to test my resilience even further. A few days into the job it became clear that the owner was a hot head and would rage at his employees when mistakes were made. … More How Self Care Extends Way Beyond Stress Relief

Are Your Self Care Efforts Rocking The Boat?

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?

3 Examples of The Most Needed Act of Self Care

Dr. Stosny lives with an indentation in his head from one of the many abusive incidents he survived, at the hands of his father. His mother who left his father 13 times before finally leaving once and for all, freed herself from the shackles of, not only the abusive relationship, but from the shackles of indignation, victimization and resentment which were 100% justifiable. … More 3 Examples of The Most Needed Act of Self Care

Overwhelmed By The Global Chaos? Do This!

There is a massive gaping, throbbing global wound that’s calling out to each and every one of us in ways we need to hear. No one’s privileged existence, regardless of economic status, race, education, “connections”, nationality or gender will come out of this unscathed.

Today I ask of you, what action can you take today to soften your corner of the world? … More Overwhelmed By The Global Chaos? Do This!

20 Reasons Why Making Art Is A Powerful Form of Self Care for Parents

I’ve spoken to parents who have deemed themselves as simply “not creative enough” to explore art. It’s something only their kids do at school under “expert” supervision. As parents we can habitually be more cautious and hesitant when approaching art since by it’s very nature we are invited to go outside the lines. This on top of the fact that in our expert glorifying society, it can be easy to deem it something best done by real artists that have received a degree in it or are paid for it. … More 20 Reasons Why Making Art Is A Powerful Form of Self Care for Parents

3 Ways The Man Box Crushes Your Resilience & What To Do About It

The tragedy is that while men are generally brow beaten for not having as much self awareness and self regulation as women, any inclination of self awareness when it’s natural and spontaneous is badgered right out of them….Men finding it challenging to inquire within themselves about their needs in heart, mind and body is just the tip of the iceberg of the internal devastation most of them unconsciously live through … More 3 Ways The Man Box Crushes Your Resilience & What To Do About It