Being a Good Steward of Our Earth — Self-Care Writ Large

Being a good steward is something I think about more and more as I age. As I look back at my life’s choices, I think about what I’ve been given, and what I have made of that. So, that’s pretty much what I mean when I talk about being a good steward. It’s about taking…

Self-Advocacy Soars When Fueled by Empowered Compassion™

Adding Empowered Compassion™ to your time and energy toolbox is a step that allows you to employ the power of self-advocacy to take your self-care to a whole new level. Giving yourself time to revitalize, re-energize, and refuel isn’t always easy. This is especially true when life gets busy. Self-advocacy is a much-needed skill in…

A Pause That Refreshes — Do It Today

When you pause in the midst of your busy day, you give yourself a gift. It’s that simple and that dependable. So, pause right now and take three deep breaths. Don’t keep reading. Actually do it. You’ve just given yourself a small message that you are important and that being in your moment, right now,…

The Easiest Self-Care Boost Ever? Think Chewing.

Wait. Chewing is a self-care skill? Bear with me here. Especially for the busiest among us, chewing is an activity that has profound benefits and that we seldom, if ever, think about. The reality of our everyday lives is that self-care is often the thing that falls to the bottom of our list of things…

Each Day is a Journey, So Bring What You Need

Giving yourself what you need is probably the most powerful productivity tool there is.  A core self-care skill. it makes everything possible. And yet for lots of us, this is something that constantly falls to the bottom of the list. So, I think this helps you see how important this skill is: Think of each…

Tracking and Attaining Your Fitness Goals

Did you set any fitness goals for yourself this month? And if so, do you use wearable devices to track your exercise and self-care activities? I’ve found my Fitbit to be a really helpful tool for a number of years now. It allows me to track my exercise regimen, along with some other self-care efforts without…

Nurturing Spaces are Your Self-Care Foundation

Nurturing spaces provide a solid base for your self-care efforts. Indeed, when your environment is geared to nurture and sustain you, your self-care efforts become, in many ways, a natural extension of your space. In the Finding Time E-zine, we have explored ways to create nurturing spaces for yourself. And we’ve also looked at the…