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Freedom

two grey sprinter vans parked side-by-side

I saw another bald eagle today. They’ve been visiting me regularly for months now, circling above me, perched in trees, in my dreams. A symbol of independence and strength, they represent freedom. But freedom always comes with a price. And sometimes, casualties. Last year, we bought a Mercedes Sprinter van that we planned to convert. […]

Unraveling

Woman sitting in darkness

My husband and I decided to end our marriage on a Sunday morning while drinking coffee on the living room couch. I sat facing him—expressionless, hair unbrushed, stomach queasy—waiting to hear his intentions…and waiting to share my own. I’d known the man staring back at me since we were eight. We were high school sweethearts […]

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? Is the way you’re “showing up” enabling 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 an act of self-care. Listen to the full interview here: I’ve always believed […]

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 280): Being Negative

Lemons in an antique Jadeite Fire King pitcher

On day 280 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I wallowed in negativity. I’m not a huge fan of negativity. It just feels yucky, whether you’re on the giving or the receiving end of it. But do you ever have those days where you just feel like you’re constantly switching gears and putting out fires? And all […]

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 […]

When Self-Care Isn’t Radical

blue sky with sun rays

Recently, I’ve noticed a lot of references to “radical” self-care. But I can’t help but wince a little at the idea that self-care has to be radical to be meaningful. Sure, some approaches can be radical. Leaving an abusive relationship or making a career change are indeed significant life changes, but most acts of self-care are […]

Self-Care Challenge (Day 243): Saying No

self-care coaching for better health

On day 243 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I explored saying no as an act of self-care. We always have a choice. How we spend our time, money and energy reflects our values, but sometimes it also reflects our ability (or inability) to set boundaries. Have you ever wanted to say no to someone or something, […]