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Self-Care Challenge (Day 280): Being Negative

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On day 280 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I experimented with being negative as an act of self-care. 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 […]

Self-Care Challenge (Day 267): Asking Questions

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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 […]

Self-Care Challenge (Day 148): Self-Directing My Care

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On day 148 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I focused on self-directing my medical care. After all, being an informed advocate is how we get quality healthcare. While there’s still some disagreement about the definition of self-care, it’s clear that it exists on several levels. On one end, there’s exclusive self-care, with no input or guidance […]

Self-Care Challenge (Day 134): Reading the Affordable Care Act


On day 134 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I explored how reading the Affordable Care Act in its entirety can be an act of self-care. The idea of an average American reading the Affordable Care Act in its entirety might seem a little outrageous. And after doing just that, I can confirm that it was. The […]