Make Time for Yourself, Even on the Busiest Days

Making time for yourself when you’re having a busy day can seem impossible, can’t it?  Your To-Do List is overflowing, and there’s a back-log of tasks from yesterday clamoring for attention.  You’re running from one thing to another. You might want to slow down, but you can’t see any breathing space on the horizon. How…

Moments for Reflection are Key to Your Self-Care

Finding moments for reflection in quiet or solitude is often a challenge, can’t it?  In the course of your day, how often do you find yourself alone and away from the computer, the phone, errands, projects, or your to-do list? That’s one reason that exercise time can offer you significant refreshment.  Not only are you…

Make Your Self-Care Prime to Enhance and Enjoy Your Time

Seasonal changes will sometimes throw a wrench into your self-care time. Springtime.  Summertime. Warm transitions are upon us, transforming our world. Can you feel them?   The air softens as blossoms burst open and green returns to our terrain. We notice early vernal pools, alive with activity. We throw open our windows and our thoughts…

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…