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 the final day of my 366-day challenge, I spent the day reflecting on my year of self-care. The year was full of challenges, love, adventures, surprises, disappointments, loss, and resilience. The self-care strategies I’ve enlisted over the past year have refilled my soul numerous times. Yesterday, the 366th and final day of 2016, I […]

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

sunset near the tip of an airplane wing

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

woman holding up a happy sign

On day 315 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I evaluated my life essentials after reading Greg McKeown’s book Essentialism*, which was a timely read (and act of self-care). 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 a little more, McKeown’s […]

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 […]