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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 […]

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

cute recipe cards

On day 204 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I spent some time organizing 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 organize (ahem, reorganize) my recipes. It’s an ongoing process, I […]

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 […]