Reflection is not only for the end of the year when the new year is upon us and all is said and done. You can use this mid-year point to take a pause, reflect on that picture of the future self you had in mind and course correct. Your future-December 2018-self will thank you for the greater clarity, insight and progress made because you took action to remove the distractions and maintain your focus. Love yourself enough to not reach December 2018 feeling as if the year just passed you by in a blur of busyness … More 10 Questions To Help You Re-Commit To Your Self Care Goals
Many of us go through the movements of our days unconsciously tending to what is asked of us from those that depend on us in our work or otherwise. I know that was the case for me as I’d collapse to bed at night exhausted and baffled about where the hours went. My hopes in making changes in my life, would succumb to the feeling of powerlessness as another day of inaction towards my resolution would pass me by. … More Why This Simple Change Ensures Your Resolution Success
…our WHY’s behind the positive changes we are trying to make in our lives, have to be that much more meaningful for them to have a chance at being resilient in the face of those challenges.
We need to ask ourselves WHY what we want to change is important to us and what is at stake if we don’t make that change.
While I will tell you wholeheartedly that the decades spent trying to figure it out were absolutely worth it, you shouldn’t have to wait for decades to reach this cruise control state with self care habits.
As a mom, wife, volunteer, employee and blogger that’s navigated through sicknesses, vacations, pregnancy, hosting guests, unemployment, traveling abroad for months at a time, mourning deaths of people I love, the holidays and all around growing pains, if I’ve been able to keep my self care resolutions for over 15 years, you can to. … More My Top 6 Mistakes When It Comes To New Years Resolutions
If you want to make a change in your life remember that in the same way a string of actions brought you here, it’s a string of actions that will take you where you want to go.
Transforming our lives boils down to changing just one daily act. … More We Cannot Understand Our Way Into Transformation
I’ve been able to successfully start habits of self care and increase them in quantity and quality for the past two decades and have savored it’s many rewards…There’s no magic secret, just deceptively simple practices that are carried out religiously and among them are what I see as the very foundation of creating self care habits: a life review.
Why do you ask?
…because being vaguely aware that something in your life has to change is not enough to make a new self care habit stick through thick and thin when “life gets in the way”. … More Bring It 2018! Make it Your Year, With A Life Review
Regardless of the fact that 2017 was a year of absolute heartache that broke me in places I didn’t even know existed, the reality is, every year that I’ve made a loving appointment with myself for a life review, I bear witness on paper the changes that I’ve made and I can’t help but feel hopeful, even giddy with anticipation, for the future. This year is no different and if anything, it has been a year of my biggest triumphs in that, I followed through with action towards my intentions IN SPITE of the friggin’ heartache. … More Top 3 Things I’ve Learned From Annual Life Reviews
This graphic encapsulates my understanding of how our self care is the very foundation of how we live our lives and influence others, may it be of use to you 🌹 … More Self Care Infographic
In the 2 decades since I started this journey of self care, there were innumerable times that I completely stopped my self care activities for weeks at a time. I’d end up feeling horrible and after it got bad enough, I’d drag myself to begin again and exert my itsy bitsy, teeny tiny attempts at climbing back to the feel good plateau I had maintained before I fell from grace. … More Down on Yourself for Breaking Your Morning Routine? Read This Instead!
Qualities can be the core of the new identity you want to grow into and from there you can build habits that cue those internal states. In getting clear on those qualities and deciding that from this point forward, you will move towards being that kind of person, makes your resolutions to change, less about getting X,Y,Z done and more about who you are becoming. … More How Systems+ Dreams= Desired Life Made Real