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Top Self-Care Idea Lists of 2018

Have searched for “self-care ideas” lately? When I first published this article back in 2016, there were roughly 17,900,000 results on Google — today, there are 23,400,000. Can there really be that many more ideas? Probably. Self-care is limitless. By enlisting our creativity, we can come up with endless possibilities for taking good care of ourselves. Once […]

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 […]

Getting (And Staying) Organized with Debbie Rosemont

woman wearing a purple shirt and green scarf

In this episode of Living Upp’s Conversations with Smart People, I interviewed Debbie Rosemont of Simply Placed about the correlation between the amount of clutter we have in our lives and the amount of stress we experience. From a self-care standpoint, getting and staying organized seemed like a pretty good strategy.   After reading Marie […]

Self-Care Challenge (Day 266): Coordinating a Walking Meeting

Two smiling friends at the summit of Poo Poo Point

On day 266 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I coordinated a walking meeting. Over the course of my professional career, I’ve done my fair share of networking. More often than not, making a new connection has involved grabbing a cup of coffee or tea and exchanging an expanded version of the ever-popular elevator pitch, with […]

Self-Care Challenge (Day 181): Testing My Day for Flow

Stacy Fisher picking berries

On day 181 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I tested my day for flow. What is flow, you ask? Flow has been defined as being so engaged in an activity that large amounts of time pass by without even realizing it. We become so involved in a task that we feel a sense of happiness and […]

Self-Care Challenge (Day 111): Listening to an Audio Book

hiking trail

On day 111 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I took a hike while listening to an audio book. I’m obsessed with reading. It’s one of my favorite forms of entertainment. In fact, I would choose a book over watching TV any day. I like that books are portable. I can tuck one in my purse just […]

Self-Care Challenge (Day 99): Setting Boundaries

barbed wire fence with the coast of maui in the background

On day 99 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I explored setting boundaries as a form of self-care. As much as we’d like to believe we really can do it all, the reality is that time is a limited resource. How we choose to use that time determines what gets accomplished and what doesn’t. But before […]

Self-Care Challenge (Day 96): Writing a Book

Uppward: A self-care system for purposeful living book cover

On day 96 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I checked off one of my bucket list items by writing a book. The prospect of writing a book has been staring back at me from my bucket list for years. The problem? I could never seem to narrow my focus. For most of my life, I’ve […]

Self-Care Challenge (Day 61): Changing My Mind

On day 61 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I explored my right to change my mind. Twenty years ago, this was me. I was just weeks away from high school graduation, soon to be a pre-med student at Kent State University. Or so I thought. That all changed the moment I took my first nutrition class. Something […]

Self-Care Challenge (Day 60): Defining “Enough”

A white piggy bank

On day 60 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I explored my definition of “enough.” How much is enough? Seriously, have you ever really asked yourself that question? What exactly does enough look like for you? Most of us spend year after year toiling away in a career. We do it to pay our bills, to buy toys, […]