Category Archives: Self-Care Strategies

Learn how to design a self-care plan and incorporate fun self-care activities into your daily practice.

Bill

heart-shaped froth on a cappucino

“How long have you been married, Bill?” asked the man in the ball cap. “Sixty-two years,” Bill replied. “To the same woman?!” the man in the hat asked as he chuckled and glanced over at the third man in the group. “Yeah, and nobody should ever be married that long,” Bill added, laughing. I laughed, […]

The Armoire

Wooden Armoire

I really wanted to keep the armoire. For years, it lovingly held things I cherish: family heirlooms, fine china, and other beautiful possessions that brought me joy. Its stoic strength was a source of comfort to me and I wasn’t ready to part with it. I’d lie awake at night envisioning possible Tetris moves, willing […]

Unraveling

Woman sitting in darkness

My husband and I decided to end our marriage on a Sunday morning while drinking coffee on the living room couch. I sat facing him—expressionless, hair unbrushed, stomach queasy—waiting to hear his intentions…and waiting to share my own. I’d known the man staring back at me since we were eight. We were high school sweethearts […]

Is Your Self-Care Practice 8-Dimensional?

8 Dimensions of Self-Care

Living Upp’s 8-dimensional framework is designed to help you establish a multidimensional self-care practice that ultimately leads you to a healthier lifestyle. The idea for the framework came to me in the middle of the night. It was one of those vivid images that pops into your head when you least expect it – the kind […]

Who’s Directing Your Healthcare Experience?

doctor and patient

Since 2000, I’ve worked as a registered dietitian nutritionist, providing nutrition counseling and consulting services in a variety of healthcare settings — hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, physician offices, independent living facilities, home health, adult day care centers, corporate wellness programs, and private practice. Now, for the first time, I’m learning what it’s like […]