As the big day got closer and closer, offers for parties and gatherings to celebrate came my way, but none of it felt right. I've never loved big celebrations where I'm the focus of attention. What I was craving was quite the opposite.
One of the ways I've committed to practicing self-care is by making time to read. me, reading is a way to connect to myself and to humanity at large. I read to reaffirm what I already know, to discover new ways of understanding the world, to challenge my beliefs and privilege, to have adventures beyond the scope of my reality, to connect with the stories of other humans, to be entertained, to escape, and sometimes just to have fun.
“Are you having a good summer?” she asked with a hopeful smile. I took a deep breath and felt just how tired I felt in my body. I could see that she too was tired. A fellow mom and entrepreneur, she knows what it’s like to be juggling a very full life. And so I … Continue reading Summer Bummer : Living Without All the Answers
One of my favorite tools to leverage the discomfort and get me out of the cycle of self-doubt is to do a Fear Dump. This powerful 5-minute exercise will take you from feeling uncertain to feeling more powerful.
Making time for creativity can absolutely be a part of your self-care routine. Read more...
Some days it feels like the needs of my children are incessant. From the moment my eyelids open into the 5am darkness to the moment their little bodies succumb to sleep, they NEED. They need love, snuggles, attention, comfort, and reassurance. They also need pancakes cut up just so, a cup of juice -no, I … Continue reading Thoughts on self-care & why I eat standing up