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Self-Care Challenge (Day 311): Raking Leaves

Large leaf Maple leaves in the fall

On day 311 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I raked leaves. Raking leaves (or any form of yard work, for that matter) has become my substitute for meditation – a practice that I’ve not been able to completely fall in love with yet. I’m never quite sure what I’m supposed to be doing while I […]

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 269): Packing a Mobile Emergency Kit

Lime green Mountainsmith zip bag with emergency supplies

On day 269 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I packed a mobile emergency kit. As we ease into the fall season, I’m painfully aware of looming colder temperatures and their potential to invite a variety of less than desirable travel scenarios. While the weather conditions in the Pacific Northwest are less severe than anywhere I’ve […]

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 249): Changing the Air Filter

Filtrete air filter

On day 249 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I changed my home air filter. Some acts of self-care are seasonal, and since we perform them so infrequently it can be easy to forget about them unless we schedule them on our calendar. Simple home maintenance tasks, like changing the batteries in smoke detectors or swapping […]