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
I had rage from not having permission to speak my thoughts and heart as a child, rage over my molestation from an uncle, loathing towards being a woman because I saw that much of what I lived through wouldn’t of been a reality had I been born a man. I also became aware of how guilty I felt for just taking up space, actual physical space. I felt wrong just for existing and boy did the people I attract into my life once I left home, reflect that. … More 5 Self Care Gifts That Heal The Mother Wound
I remember feeling so ashamed for the moments I experienced feelings of callousness towards his cries because I was so terribly sleep deprived. I fought the instinct to sleep and eat along with all the ridiculous thoughts that came from that, to tend to him as lovingly as I could. Who raise their children in times of war, famine and natural disasters? … More How Our Mothers Influence Our Self Care
This new level of feeling safe within myself unfurled a new inner landscape from within. The old me that saw myself as disciplined, reliable yet fashionably misplaced and dowdy, was now wanting softer, brightly colored, clothes that swayed when I walked and had crisp flower prints. I began noticing women who decorated themselves in ways that stood out to me and took note. I wanted to wear dangling accessories that made tinkling sounds as I moved and wear rose perfume. I didn’t care that I dressed up and smelled as god as I did while just doing laundry. Gone was the Lorena that judged other women who took time to feel pretty, as superficial. … More How Strengthening Your Healthy Masculinity, Blossoms Your Feminine Heart
Balanced masculinity has a love for higher purpose as its cornerstone and from that comes the various balanced qualities that stem from strength and sensitivity. Balanced masculinity has the strength to persist in the face of challenge, is aggressive in its protection of it higher purpose and is focused in its strategy for achieving this higher purpose. These qualities are aimed at protecting, upholding and harnessing its love (the soft underbelly) for it’s higher, life affirming mission. … More How Self Care Led Me to Discover True Masculinity
…the fascination with exploring “the variety of ways” was losing it’s shine and I ached to commit to a path and give it my all, as I witnessed these friends do so earnestly. I realized that no matter which way I chose, when I finally did make that commitment to put forth the effort to make it a daily part of my life, I would in time have that relationship that my friends had given me a glimpse of and finally quench that nameless thirst. … More How To Satisfy The Need Self Care Cannot
That she had anticipated and actively invested time into shaping a lush experience for herself in seemingly mundane moments, was a new concept for me. From then on I began exploring the idea of what I could “fill” my head with that was beautiful and interesting…Poetry is beauty for your ears. … More Wanting Deeper Femininity? Feed Yourself Poetry!
In order to uphold and protect our sacred self care, the level of intensity at which it fuels us needs to match or surpass the intensity of the challenge we are facing. This is where we find our needed conviction…
That coveted self care will not hold a candle in the face of that kind of storm. Getting our nails done is nice, but I’m sure we can all agree that it doesn’t necessarily stir our souls and inspire us to act from a higher purpose.
I refuse to simply curl up and weather the storm. In the face of all the cruelty that is trumpeted and highlighted to us in the news, I want my life to be a roaring river of all that is good and true.
I intend to be a wellspring of these values for those physically around me and those I reach online. To the best of my capacity, may I enable the flourishing of life in all I do. … More How Choosing to Thrive, Over Simply Surviving, Will Change Our World
This can be seen in the media everyday when we hear of scandals regarding people in high stakes, competitive work cultures, covertly indulging in dark and highly riskay forms of recreation.
To maintain that extreme level of drive, focus and aggressiveness without surrendering to our innate instinct to let ourselves be nourished with rest, pleasure and play is to, in time, distort a naturally healthy primordial urge. The longer one deprives oneself of feminine nourishment, the more tempting extreme expressions of it become. … More How Your Self Care Can Cure a Global Hunger!