Tag Archives: cognitive

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 […]

Learning the Art of Forgiveness with Brenda Reiss

Brenda Reiss, the forgiveness coach

Do you struggle with forgiveness? In this episode of Conversations with Smart People, I interviewed Brenda Reiss, a Forgiveness Coach in the Greater Seattle area who helps clients navigate the process of forgiveness. I don’t know about you, but this is a tough one for me. I mean, I understand the concept of forgiveness, but […]

Building an Artificial Pancreas: An Interview with Dana Lewis

A diabetes supply kit containing a insulin, glucose monitor and syringes

Dana Lewis took patient empowerment to a whole new level in 2013, when she set out to find a solution for a not-so-small problem: the alarm on her insulin monitor wasn’t waking her up at night to alert her of severely low blood sugars. And the ability to find creative solutions to our unique challenges is […]

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 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 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 315): Evaluating Essentials

Cover of Essentialism by Greg McKeown

On day 315 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I evaluated my life essentials. Yesterday, I read Greg McKeown’s book Essentialism, which was a timely read (and act of self-care) for me. Essentialism is about the pursuit of less. Contrary to our culture’s expectations of always striving to do a little more, and a little more, and […]

Self-Care Challenge (Day 280): Being Negative

Lemons in an antique Jadeite Fire King pitcher

On day 280 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I wallowed in negativity. I’m not a huge fan of negativity. It just feels yucky, whether you’re on the giving or the receiving end of it. But do you ever have those days where you just feel like you’re constantly switching gears and putting out fires? And all […]

Self-Care Challenge (Day 267): Asking Questions

Epipen injector

On day 267 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I asked questions. It pays to ask a lot of questions. The truth is, many things in life aren’t what they seem on the surface; sometimes you have to dig deeper. Fortunately, asking questions has come pretty easily for me. As an only child, I notoriously asked […]

10 Tips for Staying Motivated to Reach Your Health Goals

Does this sound like you? You feel unstoppable that first week after setting a new goal, only to find that you’ve completely abandoned it just a few weeks later? Staying motivated is tough, but there are a few things you can do in advance to give yourself a kick in the pants when you need […]