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 365): Whitening My Teeth

Purple toothbrush

On day 365 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I whitened my teeth. I mean, why not greet the new year with a bright smile, right? Between coffee, tea and red wine, my smile is missing its pearly whites. Using a whitening kit that I picked up at my last visit to the dentist, I carefully positioned […]

Self-Care Challenge (Day 364): Snowshoeing

orange and black snow shoes

On day 364 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I went snowshoeing. Snowshoes are just plain awkward. They’re big, bulky – Lord help you if you have to turn around or back up. Everything about them makes laughing inevitable. I’ve only been shoeing twice in my life, and both times I ended up giggling like a […]

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 362): Having Breakfast in Bed

Iron skillet breakfast

On day 362 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I had breakfast in bed. Breakfast is my favorite meal, and yesterday my self-care activity for the day was to indulge in breakfast in bed. On the weekends, my husband and I often take turns fixing breakfast for one another, which means we also get to take […]

Self-Care Challenge (Day 361): Binge Watching a Series

a close-up of popcorn

On day 361 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I binge watched House of Cards with my husband. I’m not a TV lover. In fact, I often say (and mean it) that if it wasn’t for my husband’s love of TV, I wouldn’t have one at all. I’d much rather read or work on an artsy fartsy […]

Self-Care Challenge (Day 360): Feeling a Deep Sense of Gratitude

hand-forged wrought iron trivet

On day 360 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I eased into a deep feeling of gratitude. With each passing year, my sense of gratitude seems to grow a bit more around the holidays. My family may be small, and we may not always be able to be together on the holidays, but we always manage […]

Self-Care Challenge (Day 359): Enjoying Holiday Traditions

Christmas tree with white decorations

On day 359 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I enjoyed holiday traditions. Most holidays come with traditions. Every family seems to have them: a set of unique rituals that mark the arrival of a particular holy day. A feast. An exchange of gifts. Board games. Libations. And, with the exception of Festivus, most traditions come with ample […]

Self-Care Challenge (Day 358): Finding a “Plan B”

A long line at the supermarket

On day 358 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I used my noggin and found a plan B. Grocery shopping during the holidays can be excruciatingly painful. In recent years, I’ve been doing my shopping earlier and earlier, simply because the crowds are more than I can handle. It’s just too frustrating to wait in line for […]

Self-Care Challenge (Day 357): Having Coffee with a Friend

heart-shaped froth on a cappucino

On day 357 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I had coffee with a friend. You know how sometimes you meet someone and think you’d like to get to know them better, but then time gets away from you and it just doesn’t happen? Time – that elusive, yet somewhat imaginary concept that keeps us on […]