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?”

The Gift of 30 Minutes of Stillness

I recently found myself reflecting back on a time when I was in the middle of my own life transformation. I was about 5 months into my recovery journey, which meant I was somewhere between the awful beginning and the messy middle, trying to figure out who I was, what I stood for and whereContinue reading “The Gift of 30 Minutes of Stillness”

Are You Measuring Productivity on Someone Else’s Stick?

Productivity. What does that really mean anyway? According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, to be productive means “yielding results, benefits or profits.” It does not mean yielding results, benefits our profits according to your mother, your boss, your best friend, your partner, your (fill in the blank). None of the above! It simply says that youContinue reading “Are You Measuring Productivity on Someone Else’s Stick?”