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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

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 that I needed to dig deeper. The Desire Map (Amazon Associate Link), another of her inspiring […]

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

a close-up of popcorn

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 project than stare at a screen. That said, I do enjoy a good series every now and […]

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

A fire burning in an old wood stove

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 my book Uppward (Amazon Associate Link), then you already know I’m not a fan of the […]

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

Christmas Tree at The Salish Lodge in 2016

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 few of them really stand out. This is one of them. What makes […]

Self-Care Challenge (Day 346): Staying 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 of the day. Why? Because I wanted to. And, well, also because I could. […]

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

Lime green adirondack chairs

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 restorative and which are depleting? Answering these questions has helped me develop an ongoing self-care practice that […]

Self-Care Challenge (Day 344): Having Faith

A "faith" light catcher created by Jeni Dahn

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, which were thoughtfully chosen for each of the designs. Each had […]

Self-Care Challenge (Day 343): Moving Forward

a road that runs between two small hills

Have you ever felt completely overwhelmed (or perhaps even paralyzed) by the number of possible life paths you could take? And then instead of making a decision to move forward, you expend all of your time and energy weighing the pros and cons and analyzing possible outcomes? Yep. I know the feeling. Yesterday, the lyrics […]