Tag Archives: environmental

How to Create More Ease

boat on lac leman in rolle, switzerland

Overfunctioning has become the norm and it’s making us sick. In 2018, a survey conducted by the American Psychological Association found that 1 in 5 adults don’t think they’re doing enough to manage stress. It shows. Ongoing stress has been linked to obesity, diabetes, and other chronic conditions. But the truth is, life doesn’t have […]

Top Self-Care Idea Lists of 2019

pacific northwest forest overlooking a blue green lake

Have you searched for new self-care activity ideas lately? When I first published this article back in 2016, there were about 17,900,000 results on Google. In 2018, there were 23,400,000. Any idea how many there were today? 344,000,000! There are countless ways to practice self-care, and that number will likely continue to grow. Once again, I’ve scoured […]

What is Living Upp?

8 dimensions of self-care wheel

What is living upp exactly? For starters, it’s knowing how to invest your time and energy so you can bounce back from life’s heavy moments and live up to your highest potential. Living upp is about expansion, and it involves reclaiming your joy and independence regardless of your life circumstances. It helps you slam the […]

The Armoire

Wooden Armoire

I really wanted to keep the armoire. For years, it lovingly held things I cherish: family heirlooms, fine china, and other beautiful possessions that brought me joy. Its stoic strength was a source of comfort to me and I wasn’t ready to part with it. I’d lie awake at night envisioning possible Tetris moves, willing it […]