One thing I’ve realized in keeping up these practices is that our clutter represents our unprocessed stories of desire…Once I let myself feel completely what that cabinet brought up in me, I was then able to let go of that clutter and let in new beautiful things that were appropriate for the new season in my family’s life. The story behind that cabinet was then fully processed. … More How Clutter Sabotages Our Self Care Efforts
Mathematicians, inventors, poets, scientists, musicians, artists and the like all received their insights, for the most part, when not engrossed in their work. When away and disengaged completely from their craft such as in a bath, while on a walk or riding a bike…They had routines of activity that they discovered, placed them in the sweet spot of being receptive, fully present and at ease. … More How Self Care Cultivates A Clear Mind
You don’t have to wait to make a massive change until your busy schedule miraculously opens up. An overhaul can begin with one small move today and continue in increments.
In the same way the tortoise won the race and not the hare, what gives big results in the long run is whats manageable and consistent. The giant fell swoops of action that require major life changes can rubberband you right back to where you started because that kind of effort cannot be maintained. … More Why Self Care Is A Marathon And Not A Sprint
…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.
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
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
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
Understanding the link between how I was fathered and essentially, how I have fathered myself as an adult has been like walking through a dense fog before arriving to clarity. After suppressing my emotions for so long, looking at them felt like taking out a chest full of confusing and chaotic memories. It took years of living more intentionally and reflecting through countless self created painful situations, to become aware of and take action to change my painful patterns. … More 5 Signs Your Inner Man Needs To Grow Up & What Will Help
Being in the position of providing care for adult loved ones and ones own children is mentally, emotionally, physically and financially demanding. Watching my aunt’s life shrink as she retreated into isolation is unfortunately common but it doesn’t have to be that way…There are those that have prioritized self care in the face of the pressure to drop it completely due to cultural norms and there are those that have dropped self care completely or never had it to begin with … More 3 Things I’ve Learned About The Care Giving Dilemma
How about getting in your wonder woman stance, chin up, while your heart is breaking and your stomach twisting in knots? How about fighting the urge to let your limbs coil back up and staying there for two minutes?
I dare you to stick out your hands with your pointer fingers in the air like the football players after a touchdown, shoulders heavy, knees trembling and all. … More How Taking Loving Action, Trumps Waiting to “Feel like it”, Every Time