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…

Tips for Managing Difficult Personalities in Your Life

Managing your time is sometimes about managing difficult personalities. Indeed, that’s because your efforts to be productive and present in your life may encounter unexpected roadblocks in the form of the people around you. To make the very best use of your time, you need to start managing difficult personalities. By that I mean the…

Slow Down to Move F-A-R — A September Self-Care Thought

Slow down. Remember racing around the yard or through the living room and hearing those words? Indeed, how many time have you heard that advice? Maybe it was from your parents or grandparents, long ago, and you chafed at it. More recently, have you heard it from your partner, or your doctor, perhaps? Or from…

Exercise is a Fundamental Self-Care Skill and This Helps You Keep It Going

Finding time for exercise is often the thing that falls to the bottom of your to-do list. This is especially true when life gets busy. And yet, it’s making time for exercise and other kinds of self-care activities that gives you access to your best energy. This, in turn, enhances what you bring to the…

Self-Care and Your Health — Make Them a Top Priority Today

Your health is the foundation of your well-being. And yet, finding time to stay healthy isn’t always the first thing on your to-do list. How often do you put other things ahead of health and self-care? Just pause and think about it. Whether it’s planning, preparing, and eating healthy meals, getting enough rest, getting exercise, tending…

That Warm Bath is NOT an Indulgence — Self-Care is Your Job, Too

Whether it’s a warm bath or getting to bed on time, self-care is key to your time success. But how often do you see your self-care as self-indulgence? Finding time to manage competing needs and competing priorities is a challenge that we face every day in our busy lives.  Sometimes we rebel against the choices…

Challenges and Choices — Here’s Where You Make Your Lemonade

Life challenges crop up everywhere and present us with hurdles, large and small. Whether it’s a small annoyance or a major upheaval, we are constantly making choices about how to manage challenges. And beyond simply managing, you also make choices about how you learn from your challenges. How do you find the gems that are…