Blogs tagged with self care
Monday, June 14 2010
In a recent workshop, I shared a chart with four different categories of self-care activities with the goal of helping participants broaden their view of how to nurture themselves. I used physical, emotional, mental and creative categories and provided examples of each. The fact is we are all unique individuals with different preferences, strengths and time constraints. For some of us, an activity such as cooking is calming and fulfilling while for others it is stressful and draining. I enjo...
Posted at 06:15 pm in self care
Thursday, March 25 2010
Spring is finally here after a long, snow-filled winter. It is a time for appreciating the miracle of nature’s splendors being reborn. I woke feeling down this morning consumed with worry for a close relative going through serious health problems. While my feelings were valid, they were not helping me get breakfast made, lunches packed, dishes done and the dog walked. I stepped outside and was amazed at how just five minutes in the glorious sunshine transformed my outlook. A brief walk help...
Posted at 05:45 pm in self care
Friday, April 22 2011
Happy Earth Day! The great outdoors is easy to take for granted, isn't it? So much of our lives are spent indoors or in the car. Our minds are full of schedules, responsibilities and worries. Today, if takes a conscious effort to appreciate the wonder of this beautiful planet we call home. I find that time spent outdoors in nature can keep me grounded. When I'm overwhelmed by the chaos of children arguing or the mess in the kitchen and family room, a fifteen minute walk clears my head. Wh...
Wednesday, December 14 2011
At this stressful time of the year, do you find yourself more edgy and short-fused around the children? No wonder. There is so much we are trying to accomplish to create special holiday memories. At the same time, we are all being bombarded by media about what to buy and where and when to buy it in order to get the best price and make our loved ones happy. Our children are also surrounded by friends telling them what they wish to receive this holiday and this can lead to pushing for gifts tha...