Your Self-Care is Key, Today and Every Day

Yes, self-care is key, no matter what time of year it is. And finding time as the holiday season is upon us gets harder and harder, doesn’t it? This time of year, it’s so easy to get swept up and swept along in the rush and bustle. And ultimately that adds to stress while it…

Honoring Yourself With Self-Care is Your Most Important Job

Does honoring yourself with self-care seem like a foreign idea? Well, in our culture, that may be the case. But I would argue that self-care is job one for each of us. You know how the airplane safety instructions go, right? They always say to put the oxygen mask on yourself first. That way you’ll…

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…