Category Archives: Self-Care Challenge

Read about Stacy Fisher-Gunn’s year-long self-care challenge in 2016.

Self-Care Challenge (Day 366): Reflecting on My Year of Self-Care

blue-green lake with mountains in the distance

On day 366 of my 366-day self-care challenge — the final day — I reflected on my year of self-care. This year has been full in so many ways. Full of challenges, love, experiences, surprises, disappointments, celebrations, gratitude, positivity, loss, and accomplishments. And my self-care experiences have refilled my soul numerous times. Yesterday, the 366th […]

Self-Care Challenge (Day 363): Unearthing My Core Desired Feelings

The Desire Map book cover

On day 363 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I unearthed my core desired feelings. Obviously, I’m on a Danielle LaPorte kick. After listening to the audio version of her book The Firestarter Sessions (Amazon Associate Link) last week, I realized that I was still craving more. I hadn’t quite pinpointed my core desired feelings, and it was clear […]

Self-Care Challenge (Day 335): Arriving at the Airport (Early)

A sunset from a plane

On day 335 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I arrived early to the airport. My biggest pet peeve? Being late. If I’m late for an appointment – even if by just a couple of minutes – I feel frazzled and disorganized. It feels like I’ve somehow broken a promise, especially if I know someone is […]

Self-Care Challenge (Day 315): Evaluating Essentials

Cover of Essentialism by Greg McKeown

On day 315 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I evaluated my life essentials. Yesterday, I read Greg McKeown’s book Essentialism, which was a timely read (and act of self-care) for me. Essentialism is about the pursuit of less. Contrary to our culture’s expectations of always striving to do a little more, and a little more, and […]

Self-Care Challenge (Day 311): Raking Leaves

Large leaf Maple leaves in the fall

On day 311 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I raked leaves. Raking leaves (or any form of yard work, for that matter) has become my substitute for meditation – a practice that I’ve not been able to completely fall in love with yet. I’m never quite sure what I’m supposed to be doing while I […]

Self-Care Challenge (Day 310) Crocheting

A crochet project using light blue yarn

On day 310 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I worked on some crochet projects. Crochet (not to be confused with being crotchety) is one of my favorite winter projects. The repetitious looping of yarn around a hook, and the eventual creation of a useful product is a therapeutic act of self-care. A roaring fire, a […]

Self-Care Challenge (Day 295): Making Vegan Clamless Chowder

Vegan Clam Chowder

On day 295 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I made a vegan clamless chowder. As much as I enjoy my husband’s company, I also enjoy the solitude that I experience when he is traveling. (I’m an introvert, people!) Not only is the quiet time vital for me, it also gives me a chance to experiment […]

Self-Care Challenge (Day 280): Being Negative

Lemons in an antique Jadeite Fire King pitcher

On day 280 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I wallowed in negativity. I’m not a huge fan of negativity. It just feels yucky, whether you’re on the giving or the receiving end of it. But do you ever have those days where you just feel like you’re constantly switching gears and putting out fires? And all […]

Self-Care Challenge (Day 269): Packing a Mobile Emergency Kit

Lime green Mountainsmith zip bag with emergency supplies

On day 269 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I packed a mobile emergency kit. As we ease into the fall season, I’m painfully aware of looming colder temperatures and their potential to invite a variety of less than desirable travel scenarios. While the weather conditions in the Pacific Northwest are less severe than anywhere I’ve […]

Self-Care Challenge (Day 267): Asking Questions

Epipen injector

On day 267 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I asked questions. It pays to ask a lot of questions. The truth is, many things in life aren’t what they seem on the surface; sometimes you have to dig deeper. Fortunately, asking questions has come pretty easily for me. As an only child, I notoriously asked […]