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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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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Morning 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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Learn to disappoint others

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

Discover Where You Feel Deprived

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Today, I listen to my feelings

I’m reading “The Art of Extreme Self-Care” by Cheryl Richardson. I thought (hoped) she was going to tell me to hire a maid, chef, butler, and chauffeur to care for my family while I checked in to a luxurious spa … Read More

Daily Break

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It’s great to be “in the zone”, accomplishing task after task and progressing through your to-do list, but stretch yourself too far and you might start feeling unfocused, zoned out, or worse – cranky and irritable. Taking breaks throughout the … Read More

Self-care is not an option or a luxury…

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Self-care

Let me say it again: self-care is not an option or a luxury. And I don’t necessarily mean holistic health care. I mean it in the broader sense of putting yourself – body, mind, and spirit – first with some … Read More