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Self-Care Challenge (Day 116): Using an Iron Skillet

a seasoned iron skillet

On day 116 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I explored using an iron skillet. Cast-iron cookware is fantastic – once you learn all the quirks, that is. The trick is that cast-iron must be properly seasoned before use, otherwise food will stick to it and you’ll be cursing rust spots later. Here are several potential benefits to using iron cookware: […]

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 55): Learning CPR

On day 55 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I took a CPR class to expand my self-care practice. CPR, or cardiopulmonary resuscitation, saves lives. I completed the training many years ago, but somehow never got around to renewing my certification. (Life has a way of doing that.) But it’s been on my mind for a […]

Self-Care Challenge (Day 23): Overcoming Fears

nurse shark at the reef in Belize

On day 23 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I explored overcoming my fears of the ocean — specifically, what lurks below its surface. The large, mysterious creatures of the deep with their sharp teeth and hungry eyes make my heart race. But sometimes you just have to suck it up and move past your irrational […]

Self-Care Challenge (Day 19): Fly Fishing

Two women fly fishing in Belize

On day 19 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I explored the art of fly fishing with world-renowned instructor, Lori-Ann Murphy. Before Monday, I had never properly held a fly rod in my life. I had only listened (with skepticism) to my husband’s tall fishing tales and complained about having to step over the entangled mess of […]