10 Resources On The Power & Science Behind A Gratitude Practice

Regardless of the wounds had from having gone through the collective crucible of 2017, we always have the choice to turn to ourselves for our own healing balm through the practice of gratitude.

It’s nothing short of phenomenal to me that science is increasingly backing up that, through a consistent practice, we can regularly trigger a flow of good hormones, activate our brain and soothe our nervous system. On our path to creating a purposeful life, we can’t  ignore how science is essentially letting us know that we have within us, a free-feel-good pharmacy that we can tap into at any time to help us make better choices.

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The Real Need For Hygge and 5 Ways to Create it

Self care in the past few weeks has not only meant stretching to make a difference in light of all the huge global changes, but also being responsive to my nesting instinct that wants to feel rooted and comforted as I weather my own personal storms.
The term hygge is spot on for the feeling I’m intentionally focusing on cultivating in my home. hygge is a Dutch term that has become progressively popular in the states and is defined as a feeling of comfort, ease and belonging. … More The Real Need For Hygge and 5 Ways to Create it

Self Care Today Means Helping Our Friends In Texas

Going on with my usual weekly activities feels like a betrayal to myself in times like these. The best self care for me today is to act in what capacity I can and use whatever I have to alleviate the load for those in this crisis, even if just a little.

Living intentionally to me means, that when the need arises, we have the ability to act virtuously because we have practiced it in smaller ways in our day to day life.

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How A Small Jar Can Lead to Enormous Well Being

Another idea that can set parents back in their self care is that of it needing to take place away from home for it to count such as through an exercise session at a gym, social time at a restaurant/bar, treatments at a spa or being up to our eyebrows with fun and relaxation when away at a thoroughly planned and much anticipated vacation. Both approaches lean towards a perfectionist view and result in parents not even bothering with treating themselves unless it fits those standards. These beliefs further deprive parents of seeing the abundance that can be done with the pockets of time being offered in their lives right now. … More How A Small Jar Can Lead to Enormous Well Being

Down on Yourself for Breaking Your Morning Routine? Read This Instead!

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!

Why Allowing Your Job to Shape Your Mornings is a Huge Mistake

…just like millions of people today, the unpredictable happens and you lose that job…The daily rhythm you had been carrying all those years hits a wall and you’re met with an unfamiliar gaping void that now pervades your days and nights. You wake up to you… just you. No morning snooze button at a certain time, there’s nothing to wake up early enough to prepare for. No buzzing of the coffee machine as you make your way to your laptop, there’s no pressing task needing your alert attention. … More Why Allowing Your Job to Shape Your Mornings is a Huge Mistake

Why Your Self Care Could Be Hurting You

Ask me to voice ugly truths I have come to grips with in a personal relationship?…. Ummm no.

I’ve realized that I have, in certain relationships, been twisting myself in knots to avoid the laborious act of expressing what needs to be said. As a result of this self created torture, increasing the TLC I give myself to cope with it! This ridiculousness has allowed things to get inevitably and unnecessarily complicated.

I have been living by the mistaken belief that, when things get uncomfortable and awkward in relationships something has gone “wrong”. A lie of course. … More Why Your Self Care Could Be Hurting You