We’ve all been there! Your doing your best to prioritize your self care and have a string of days or even weeks under your belt of better sleep, eating, exercise or maybe even journaling and you feel amazing… only to have it interrupted by an important/ urgent “something” that derails you?
The beautiful momentum that was building up is broken and you tailspin into days or even weeks of struggling to get back to that radiant you, that you had caught a glimpse of. … More What Will Non-Self Care Cost You?
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
Years ago, the winters were times when I’d completely let myself go. The climb back to my self care routines was long and hard. I made a commitment at some point to put more intention into not allowing the derailment get so far and realized my self care needed to be more customized to my seasonal needs … More The Top 12 Most Potent Acts Of Self Care That Keep The Winter Blues Away
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?
My story begins from a place of utter self loathing and a crossroads to either succumb to it and take my own life or resist it and learn a new way of living. I was not aiming to attain something that resembled anything close to self love, I just wanted to learn how to make it through a day and not fall apart. … More 12 Things Self Care Has Taught Me About Self Love
Not having the option to practice that habit though, made it irrefutably clear how valuable it was. That first morning in the states hit me strong and clear that before leaving for that trip, I had been living a new norm in which a certain degree of lightness in my body and sharpness in my senses was the baseline of how I started my day, every day.
That lightness was in unmistakable contrast to how I started my days before establishing the habit which, was very close to how I had felt at the end of my travels. … More The New Norm That Self Care Habits Create
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
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
I know for me the biggest kicker when I’m around people that trigger me is the social hangover of being upset with myself for letting the dynamic sway me into acting in ways I later regret. These cards are like a self care kit in your pocket that helps bring the focus back to you to check in with yourself on how you’re doing and what you need. … More Self Care Cards For Difficult Social Situations
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