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Top Self-Care Idea Lists of 2018

Have searched for “self-care ideas” lately? When I first published this article back in 2016, there were roughly 17,900,000 results on Google — today, there are 23,400,000. Can there really be that many more ideas? Probably. Self-care is limitless. By enlisting our creativity, we can come up with endless possibilities for taking good care of ourselves. Once […]

Showing Up With Intention: An Interview with Wardrobe Stylist Lisa Fischer

Lisa Fischer Styling headshot

Do you have a personal brand? Are you “showing up” in a way that enables you to project your unique inner truth? In this podcast, Lisa Fischer of Lisa Fischer Styling shines some light on how the process of establishing a personal brand is a courageous act of self-care. Listen to the full interview here: […]

Self-Care Activity List: 366 Ideas

8 Dimensions of Self-Care

Having trouble coming up with fun and interesting self-care ideas? Last year, I took on a self-care challenge. For each of the 366 days in 2016, I experimented with a new self-care activity and then blogged about it. What would you add to the list? Be creative and come up with your own bucket list of […]

Self-Care Challenge (Day 363): Unearthing My Core Desired Feelings

The Desire Map book cover

On day 363 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I unearthed my core desired feelings. Obviously, I’m on a Danielle LaPorte kick. After listening to the audio version of her book The Firestarter Sessions (Amazon Associate Link) last week, I realized that I was still craving more. I hadn’t quite pinpointed my core desired feelings, and it was clear […]

Self-Care Challenge (Day 361): Binge Watching a Series

a close-up of popcorn

On day 361 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I binge watched House of Cards with my husband. I’m not a TV lover. In fact, I often say (and mean it) that if it wasn’t for my husband’s love of TV, I wouldn’t have one at all. I’d much rather read or work on an artsy fartsy […]

Self-Care Challenge (Day 354): Listening to Danielle LaPorte’s Firestarter Sessions

A fire burning in an old wood stove

On day 354 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I listened to The Firestarter Sessions. Several years ago, a friend of mine introduced me to Danielle LaPorte’s work. I immediately loved that her approach to manifesting goals is quite different from the popular SMART goal-setting method that most of us are familiar with. (If you’ve read […]

Self-Care Challenge (Day 348): Relaxing at the Spa

Christmas Tree at The Salish Lodge in 2016

On day 348 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I relaxed at the spa. Yesterday morning I spent a couple hours at the Salish Spa, which is just a short drive from my home. I’ve visited many spas over the years, some while vacationing and some in the various cities that I’ve lived, but only a […]

Self-Care Challenge (Day 346): Staying in My Jammies

On day 346 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I stayed in my jammies. When was the last time you stayed at home in your pajamas all day? That day was yesterday for me. Knowing that I didn’t have to leave the house for anything, I decided to stay snug in my jammies for the remainder […]

Self-Care Challenge (Day 345): Not Making Plans

Lime green adirondack chairs

On day 345 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I chose not to make plans for the evening. As I continue to explore self-care this year, I’m learning a lot about myself in the process. What refills my cup? What do I need to be at my best? Which of the endless self-care activities are truly […]

Self-Care Challenge (Day 344): Having Faith

A "faith" light catcher created by Jeni Dahn

On day 344 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I cultivated faith. Yesterday evening, I attended a holiday party where several vendors were selling some handmade items. As I made my way over to Jeni Dahn’s table, I was immediately taken in by her light catchers. I carefully studied the many styles, colors, and bead combinations, […]