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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

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Everyone’s Doing It

I think one of the trickiest things about engaging in self-care as a woman is that it feels selfish. At least, I hope I’m not the only one here having this experience. But, of course, we’re all really smart people and we all know that taking care of our own physical and mental needs is… Continue reading Everyone’s Doing It

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In a Word: self-care

So, it was my birthday yesterday. That’s a big reason I decided to focus on self-care this month. I knew it’s something I need to work on and I figured there was no better time than during my birth month. Just think, if I had been born “on time”, last month would have been self-care… Continue reading In a Word: self-care

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Adjust the Focus

I cannot tell you how thrilled I am to host Thomas Ives from Bestowing Fire. Thomas' motto is "Share, Inspire, Conquer" and his hashtag, #ShareInspireConquer is one of my absolute favorites on Twitter. Without further ado, I'd like to invite you to read what Thomas has to say about self-care.       Adjust the… Continue reading Adjust the Focus

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Self-Care in Nonprofits

This post was originally written for an UpWork job I bid on. Although I was paid for the work, this post was not published.  Working in a nonprofit can be one of the most rewarding things you do in your life. Hopefully, you’re working to advance a cause that you care about and that makes… Continue reading Self-Care in Nonprofits

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Sometimes Self-Care Isn’t Easy

Often when we talk about self-care we think about things like taking baths, doing our nails, taking time away for a walk or whatever. Those things sometimes feel like just another task to get done. What happens when those things, that can certainly be self-care, don’t “cure” what’s ailing us? When it just feels cumbersome.… Continue reading Sometimes Self-Care Isn’t Easy

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Self-care at Home

It is ironic to me that the theme of the month is self-care and so far has also been the month (so far) that I have struggled the most to get anything done that I truly want to get done. I am blaming the fact that we recently had a snow storm. I am ready… Continue reading Self-care at Home

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Enough of the Right Things

I couldn't be more thrilled to host Karin Ulik, to talk about self-care and how prioritization plays into making us the best versions of ourselves.       Over the years there were times I felt like I was doing a great job as a mother; my kids were growing and happy, they weren’t fighting with… Continue reading Enough of the Right Things

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Month of Self-Care

I chose the month of April to specifically address self-care, not realizing at the time how critically important it would be in my own life! My one remaining graduate class of the semester – I started out with two, but one was a half-semester course – is absolutely kicking my butt, this pregnancy has been… Continue reading Month of Self-Care

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Comics for Choice

Several years ago for my birthday, Nathan got me Chainmail Bikini by Hazel Newlevant and I was hooked by her work. She is amazing and magnificent as all get-out. When she launched an IndeGoGo campaign for another comic anthology, Comics for Choice I had to back it.  In this anthology, cartoonists and illustrators worked together… Continue reading Comics for Choice