This year came in like a bang! And with it, the barrage of diet commercials on television and advertisements on social media. “Lose weight. For good,” is what each one claims. It is everywhere. And hard to get away from, as our society is hyper-focused on the thin ideal. It can be tempting to diveContinue reading “Self-care Tip #1: Ask yourself this question”
Category Archives: Self Care
What’s tugging at your heart?
It’s been quiet in this space of my blog – I published the last one over 10 months ago in December 2021. Most likely, whatever “audience” or “following” I may have had here up to that point, has faded or vanished altogether. My old self would have beaten me up inside for that lack ofContinue reading “What’s tugging at your heart?”
“What do you need, Dear One?”
Those six words were whispered ever so sweetly from a dear friend of mine just yesterday. After briefly exchanging text messages about figuring out a time we could connect, she picked up the phone and called me. It amazes me how some people can just tell you need them. It still gives me chills todayContinue reading ““What do you need, Dear One?””
What are your old habits telling you?
If you’re like most people, every once in a while you start to show signs of fatigue or even burnout. When we do, we often slip back into habits we thought we outgrew – getting less sleep, drinking more soda (or wine), or scrolling mindlessly on social media. Instead of scolding or shaming yourself forContinue reading “What are your old habits telling you?”
To Be vs. To Do Lists
Last Sunday, I had a laundry list of to do’s I wanted to get done. Because I wanted to be cognizant of my time, I even time-boxed them! Christmas cards will be 1 hour. Decorating the tree will be 2 hours. This coaching call will be 1 hour. And the list went on and on.Continue reading “To Be vs. To Do Lists”
Prioritize You Before Stress Demands an Automatic Restart
Ever get the blue screen of death on your computer? I recently had that happen to me and thought how easily the message that appeared could be applied to our own lives – “your PC (body) ran into a problem and needs a restart.” When we get this blue screen of death on our computers,Continue reading “Prioritize You Before Stress Demands an Automatic Restart”
Your Body Can Make Wonderful Decisions
That’s right. Your body can make wonderful decisions. If you tune in to it and allow it to. You may have noticed that I’ve not posted a blog since August 31, the last full week before I had major surgery on September 9. Leading up to my surgery, I was a complete stress ball. ThingsContinue reading “Your Body Can Make Wonderful Decisions”
Reminder: Take Care of Yourself Too
This past weekend, I fell ill on Saturday afternoon. I tried to push through it, ignoring that anything was wrong. I kept pushing, even making dinner for my family – a family favorite, chicken parmesan. It was at that point, when I could barely stand that I decided to listen to my body. It wasContinue reading “Reminder: Take Care of Yourself Too”
What permission do you need to give yourself?
I remember the first time one of my therapists on my treatment team asked me this question: “What permission do you need to give yourself?” Say what? Permission. I give myself permission every day, I thought. I don’t know what this lady is talking about. As she probed a little more, I realized I didContinue reading “What permission do you need to give yourself?”
What I found in my journey to boredom
“Sounds like your homework for the week is to allow yourself to be bored and note what comes up for you,” my therapist told me last week. “That’s gonna be a tough one,” I respond back. “I don’t know how to be bored,” I continued as if there is a playbook on how to beContinue reading “What I found in my journey to boredom”