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Self-Care Activity List: 366 Ideas

8 Dimensions of Self-Care

Having trouble coming up with fun and interesting self-care ideas? Last year, I took on a self-care challenge. For each of the 366 days in 2016, I experimented with a new self-care activity and then blogged about it. What would you add to the list? Be creative and come up with your own bucket list of […]

Self-Care Challenge (Day 322): Brainstorming

Creative brainstorming is a core component of behavior change, and as a coach, much of what I do involves helping my clients consider new possibilities for solving problems. Because I’m on the outside of their problems and challenges, I can see them more objectively. There’s less emotion, less fear, less uncertainty – and that means there’s […]

Self-Care Challenge (Day 306): Writing Down My Soul

Book cover with owl

My 9th grade English teacher loved to talk to ants. Each time one of us answered a question incorrectly, Mrs. Atkinson would walk over to the window and lean out, mumbling to the ants below while shaking her head in disgust. It was her way of showing us how frustrated she was that we didn’t […]

Self-Care Challenge (Day 298): Establishing a Morning Ritual

brightly colored books

I’ve always been a morning person – like, a 4 a.m. kind of morning person. In fact, I usually wake up before my alarm goes off, anxious to get started on the ideas my brain churned up overnight. I’m fairly certain my early bird tendencies started early in life. “You’re burning daylight!” my father would […]

Self-Care Challenge (Day 293): Arriving (Rather Than Imposing)

A self-care community gathering place

One of my favorite lessons from the permaculture design course I completed last year was to arrive at solutions rather than impose them. Truth be told, most of us march around imposing ourselves onto others all the time. Guilty as charged. We prescribe our beliefs, opinions, values, assumptions and agendas onto the world – often in the […]

Self-Care Challenge (Day 289): Setting a Deadline

Each of us has a different style when it comes to getting sh*t done. For me, I need deadlines and a source of accountability. That’s part of the reason I hired a business coach. But when those two pieces coexist, more often than not I deliver ahead of schedule. When they’re missing, that’s a different story […]

Self-Care Challenge (Day 285): Creating a Manifestation Space

Organized desk

I noticed recently that my office was a disaster. I’ve been working on a number of projects simultaneously, and stacks of research papers and journals have taken over my floor. And it all started to make sense why I’ve been avoiding my office: I can’t stand the clutter. I haven’t been motivated to complete any […]

Self-Care Challenge (Day 283): Reading a Book

Live Your Life from the Front Seat book cover

Secretly, I sometimes wish that I was Kim Basinger in the movie My Stepmother is an Alien, with a supernatural ability to read an entire book in mere seconds, simply by placing my arm in the center of its pages. I’m a fast reader, but it seems like the more I read, the more books keep queuing […]

Self-Care Challenge (Day 282): Hiring a Coach

Two smiling ladies at an inspiring event

I did it. I finally hired a business coach. As a self-care coach myself, I understand the value that coaches bring to the table. They listen objectively, ask insightful questions to help us gain clarity around our desires, and help us design goals that achieve those desires. But they also help us deal with our […]

Getting (And Staying) Organized with Debbie Rosemont

woman wearing a purple shirt and green scarf

When I first met Debbie, I was intrigued by the notion that there was a correlation between the amount of clutter we have in our lives and the amount of stress we experience. After leaving my corporate career behind to take a sabbatical in 2015, I used the time to ask myself some difficult questions. […]