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Self-Care Challenge (Day 204): Organizing My Recipes

cute recipe cards

On day 204 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I organized my recipes. If you enjoy cooking as much as I do, then you’ve probably collected a mountain of recipes and cookbooks over the years. My self-care practice for the day was to spend some time organizing (ahem, reorganizing) my recipes. I’ve tried several methods of organization: […]

Self-Care Challenge (Day 185): Cleaning My Yoga Mat

purple yoga mat

On day 185 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I cleaned my yoga mat. Yoga mats can get downright filthy, especially if you tote yours around to various studios like I do. With that in mind, my self-care practice for the day was to clean my mat using a DIY lavender cleanser that I made. Soon after I […]

Self-Care Challenge (Day 172): Picking Huckleberries

red huckleberries

On day 172 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I enjoyed the summer harvest by picking huckleberries. Before moving to the Pacific Northwest, I had no idea what a huckleberry even looked like. The only reference I had was Val Kilmer’s famous line in the movie Tombstone, “I’ll be your huckleberry.” My Midwest roots were familiar […]

Self-Care Challenge (Day 129): Shopping the Farmers’ Market

Bright green curly lettuce

On day 129 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I explored shopping the farmers’ market as an act of self-care. The Issaquah Farmers’ Market reopened yesterday with a colorful bounty of art and produce. Ecstatic doesn’t begin to describe my feelings about it. Shopping the farmers’ market has always marked the beginning of summer for me, and […]

Self-Care Challenge (Day 118): Doing the Dishes

kitchen sink

On day 118 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I explored doing the dishes as an act of self-care. (I know, I know.) Dishes? Really? Yes, dishes. Keeping up with the dishes has become a serious self-care activity for me. I haven’t always been great about giving a crap whether there are dishes in the sink […]