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SMART Self-Care

As I reflect on this month of self-care, I can’t help but think that the first quarter of the year was ultimately preparing me for this month. That’s not something I did on purpose, but I am delighted by the realization as I reflect on this year so far. I say this because it seems… Continue reading SMART Self-Care

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Forgiveness

I have to admit, I really struggled to know how to start this post. I knew what I wanted to talk about but articulating a feeling into a coherent thought that someone else might want to read was proving difficult.  Finally, while I was reading the most recent edition of House Beautiful it came to… Continue reading Forgiveness

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Self-Care is Synergy

I am thrilled to be hosting Vina Chalice - Untamed Muse, Self-Love Advocate - here today! Vina's focus on self-care, loving yourself, and just generally creating some amazing art is so inspiring to me. Self-care is making space to nurture and tune into that quiet you. Like a soulful whisper, you are gently called back to… Continue reading Self-Care is Synergy

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It’s Not Always Pretty

Of course, I have to talk about what self-care looks like when you’re a student. As an undergraduate student, I have to admit I wasn’t exactly aware of self-care. As a young woman, before becoming a parent, although I was working full-time I basically had 100% control over my time. As a graduate student, parent… Continue reading It’s Not Always Pretty

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Core Self-Care

The notion that we all must be one way at our core has always been somewhat baffling to me. One of the main teachings of the religion I was raised in is that we are all able to make our own decisions, and to me, that means the ability to change ourselves.  In that case,… Continue reading Core Self-Care