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

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 Your Hands Off The Wheel

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Porsche steering wheel

Back in challenge #3, we learned that saying no is important self-care. This month, our challenge is saying YES to support from others. Not just asking for support, but receiving it without criticism or control. Are you a reloader? You … Read More

Rhythm and Routine

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Rhythm and routine

This month’s extreme self-care challenge dovetails nicely with the overall premise of my work – developing healthier and happier habits. Over on my brilliant but poorly written blog, I’ve shared several strategies for developing new habits in the areas of sleep, … Read More

Learning To Disappoint Others

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Just say no

A friend and I discussed once how we never have to have an excuse when we say yes, but for some reason we feel we need one when we say no. For example, when we’re asked to bake four dozen … Read More

Start Loving Yourself

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I'm willing to learn to love myself

A prerequisite to attracting more joy, abundance, wellness, and meaningful experiences to your life is learning to love yourself. Not the “yourself” you want to become but the “yourself” that you are right now at this very moment. The Extreme … Read More