What is self-care? What is wellness?

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Self-care and Wellness

 Y’all know by now I’m fixated on self-care. Not so much with doing it – I can always do better – but with defining it. As I work my way through blogging about the seven principles of self-care in Tracey … Read More

Self-Care is Our Personal Responsibility

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Personal Responsibility

It is never too late to practice radical self-care. The yoga sutras teach us that past pains are finished, current pains can be reduced, and future pains can be avoided with robust health, a strong body, and a stable mind. … Read More

Self-Care is Self-Love

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My self-love is knitting, a podcast, and a glass of wine

Imagine your best friend has a high-stress job. She works 50-60 hours during the week and often puts in extra hours on the weekend. She hasn’t had time for exercise over the last 6 months and has gained weight. She’s … Read More

Self-Care is a Daily Practice

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Healthy Eating is Self-Care

Every day we eat, sleep, move, and interact with others. By default then, we are practicing self-care. A human can only survive for approximately 3 weeks without food and roughly 3-7 days without water. So by eating food and drinking … Read More

Create Your Soul-Loving Space

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Create your soul loving space

Look around your home. Do you love where you live? Scan your office or workspace. Do you feel energized and clearheaded? Creating a soul-loving space is about more than clearing clutter and getting organized. Your home and office, anywhere you … Read More

Achieve Your Goals With Daily Habits

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Don’t get me wrong, we need goals. Goals give us direction and inspire us. They help us set our priorities and remind us what we need to accomplish. But simply setting a goal does not help us to achieve the … Read More

Absolutely NOT

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Do you feel overworked, overburdened, or under pressure? Is your life chaotic, your schedule overcrowded, and your brain too full to think straight? If this is how you operate, then it is time to drop some baggage and lighten your … Read More

Take The First Step

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Take the first step

So you’ve decided on a new habit to implement. You’ve determined how you will monitor your progress. You’ve scheduled the new habit into your routine. And you’ve found a person to hold you accountable. There is only one thing left … Read More