Happy No Matter What

Jan.24.2013

25 Simple Ways to Be Kind (To Yourself)

1. Give yourself a hug 2. Call yourself “sweetie” 3. Buy yourself some body butter (my favorite is Brazilian Mango Grapefruit by Pacifica) 4. Laugh at your own jokes 5. Make a promise to yourself and keep it 6. Call yourself a “rock star” when you do 7. Write “You are beautiful” on your bathroom [...]

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Mar.24.2011

How to Love Yourself

I love my son even when he uses my arm to wipe his nose. I love my daughter even after she throws a fit at Cosco in front of the pharmacy line and won’t get off the floor. I love my baby even when she throws up in my hair at 3am. I love my [...]

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Dec.8.2010

Self-Care is the Missing Ingredient

“I wake up each morning torn between a desire to save the world and a desire to savor the world. This makes it very hard to plan the day.” — E. B. White I had the great pleasure of interviewing the magnificent Jennifer Louden for the final segment of my series of self-care. Jennifer has [...]

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Nov.24.2010

This Little Light of Mine

Throughout this series I’ve learned a lot about self-care but if were to boil it down to two words I would have to say: self love. I posted this quote by Brooke Castillo to Facebook the other day: “The sensation of hunger is satisfied with fuel; the emotion of hunger is satisfied with self love.” [...]

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Oct.28.2010

My Self-Care, Your Self-Care

Self-care – Sometimes it is about pedicures and bubble baths!

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Oct.14.2010

Diane Hunter on Self-Care

Diane Hunter is a certified Martha Beck life coach. She is a busy mama of two boys, one with special needs. As a certified Equis and Mind Body coach, I was eager to get her take on self-care.

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Sep.16.2010

On Persistence and Self-Care

In her post titled Just Show Up, life coach Ann Mehl shares a story about her friend James Maddock. A talented singer/songwriter, early in his career Columbia Records signed him then shortly “dumped” him when his record didn’t sell. Ten years later, she overheard his music playing at her local Starbucks.

People Give Up Too Easy

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Sep.8.2010

Savannah Mayfield on Self-Nurture

This week I had the pleasure of chatting with life coach Savannah Mayfield about self-care. In her work she talks a lot about the importance of “self-nurture” as opposed to simply self-care. I was really interested in getting her take on the difference between the two. Talking with her, I learned a lot about what [...]

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Sep.3.2010

Self-Care = Self Care

I notice that a lot of women, especially moms, equate “self-care” with “self-ish.” A commitment to self-care, according to this line of thinking, is selfish because it’s all about putting one’s needs over the needs of others.

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