15 Things Self Care Has Helped Me Appreciate About My Body

My body has instinctual wisdom that sizes up much faster and more comprehensively, any situation I’m presented with, in comparison to my brain…It takes some strength to listen to the wisdom my body is telling me. Many times what it needs is not convenient for me and I need to push outside my comfort zone to heed it. There are times my gut informs me about the environments I’m in and the people I’m interacting with, and the truths it tells me can be just plain ugly and unpalatable. … More 15 Things Self Care Has Helped Me Appreciate About My Body

30 Reasons Why We Need to Experience Silence Regularly

Although uncomfortable, when we take the time to experience silence a little every day, that same uncomfortability is in effect an investment in preventing all forms of cognitive, emotional and bodily overload. Silence can act as a powerful cleansing agent in our lives of all that is unnecessary. In the same way we have hygiene habits for our bodies and homes, silence can act as our daily emotional and mental hygiene habit that helps keep our inner world in order. … More 30 Reasons Why We Need to Experience Silence Regularly

5 Ways Fasting Resets Our Lives

What in the past I determinedly approached as a wrestling match with my own physical and mental urges, I now turn to as a welcomed and familiar repose from my life in the midst of my life….At a time when I feel like I have to stretch and dig deeper into my reserves for resourcefulness, wisdom and strength, fasting has undeniably provided that for me over the years with increasing intensity. … More 5 Ways Fasting Resets Our Lives

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

How Good Morning Routines Obliterate Your Drama Triggers

You swear that aside from those situations with THOSE people, you’re actually a nice person, you’re actually not that crazy… As intensely as you are devastated by it and may want to avoid the situation, your every repetition of this awful dance strengthens your entanglement with it. … More How Good Morning Routines Obliterate Your Drama Triggers

How a Morning Self Care Routine Heals 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