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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 […]

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 as a self-care activity. Cast-iron cookware is fantastic – once you learn all the quirks that come with caring for them, that is. The trick is that cast-iron must be properly seasoned before use, otherwise food will stick to it and you’ll […]

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

CPR class

On day 55 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I explored learning CPR as a way to expand my self-care practice and serve my community. 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 […]

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 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 fears to fully […]