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

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 and final day of 2016, I spent some time reading my blog entries over the past year. It’s hard to […]

Self-Care Challenge (Day 365): Whitening My Teeth

Purple toothbrush

Yesterday’s self-care activity involved whitening 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 the trays in my […]

Self-Care Challenge (Day 364): Snowshoeing

orange and black snow shoes

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 little kid while traipsing around in them. But, hey, at least […]

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

The Desire Map book cover

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 that I needed to dig deeper. The Desire Map (Amazon Associate Link), another of her inspiring […]

Self-Care Challenge (Day 362): Having Breakfast in Bed

Iron skillet breakfast

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 turns sleeping in and having breakfast hand-delivered to our pillow. It’s a fun […]

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

a close-up of popcorn

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 project than stare at a screen. That said, I do enjoy a good series every now and […]

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

hand-forged wrought iron trivet

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 to send our love along with a few gifts. Last year, we exchanged handmade gifts. My […]

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

Christmas tree with white decorations

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 amounts of joy, laughter, and a general feeling of excitement. No matter […]

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

A long line at the supermarket

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 hours, and it isn’t a good use of my time. But this year my husband and I […]

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

heart-shaped froth on a cappucino

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 our toes. There never seems to be enough time to do the things we […]