Inner Boundaries are So De-Stressing

What are inner boundaries? I can’t overstate the importance of setting boundaries. They help you set aside time and space so that others won’t needlessly interrupt your personal time choices. We all need to find ways to set and negotiate boundaries at work and at home to get tasks accomplished. But perhaps even more difficult…

Empowered Compassion™ Keeps You Going Through Tough Times

I love pairing words together in stimulating new ways. New pairings always provide insights. This morning I’ve found that Empowered Compassion™ really sparks my interest and imagination. Here’s why… Have you experienced how delicious it feels to experience inner balance AND feel motivated to move forward? You’re energized, empowered and quietly confident. From your place…

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…

Celebrating Yourself and Your Accomplishments is Your Job

As we navigate the New Year, many of us have made resolutions. Plans like finding time to exercise top many lists, I’m sure. And, indeed, activities like exercise are key ingredients in caring for yourself. But today I want to write about something even more fundamental than that particular self-care skill. It’s something that people…

Self-Care Choices and the Holidays — It Just Takes 30 Seconds

Your experience of each moment, and of your life, is determined by your time choices. And this may be most true in relation to your self-care choices.  And I don’t just mean the big choices. It’s right down to the smallest self-care choices you make. So, that’s a very powerful fact to assimilate: The choices you…

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…