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Self-Care Challenge (Day 82): Being Quiet

Mountains and Lakes of Washington State

On day 82 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I explored the highly underrated art of being quiet. I love quiet time. Typically, I capture these moments early in the morning, before the rest of the house comes to life. Quiet time allows me to be still with my thoughts without experiencing the physical emotions that […]

Self-Care Challenge (Day 63): Loving the Middle Seat

sunset near the tip of an airplane wing

On day 63 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I explored the difficult task of loving the middle seat. (Hear me out.) Okay, no one really loves the middle seat. In fact, it’s probably the least coveted seat. I’ve traveled enough to know that travelers can be quite inflexible when it comes to choosing seats on […]

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, […]

Self-Care Challenge (Day 56): Reminiscing

On day 56 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I explored how reminiscing can life my spirit. When we reminisce, we think about our past experiences. Usually it involves our fonder memories, but occasionally it can lead to ruminating thoughts about some of our less-than-positive life experiences. That’s why it’s important to develop healthy thinking habits. Over the […]