Why is Embracing Self-care Such a Big Deal?

Many of you know I recently crossed a milestone birthday—I entered the decade of 60. Somehow in my world view it is an accomplishment not a setback or something to hide. Actually I am grateful. Grateful to be alive considering all the ridiculous things I did in my mis-spent youth. Grateful to have family & friends that have enriched my life so much. And grateful most of all for the ongoing relationships that enhance my moments whether I am...

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30 Day Challenge of Embracing Self-care

Halloween is history, but the candy’s not. Photo by Dane Deaner on Unsplash Anyone else groan when you saw Christmas decor displays in August? If we live our lives at the pace advertising dictates we’ll be into 2018 without having taken a breath! I want to do something counter cultural. I want to focus on embracing self-care for the next 30 Days. I want to see if there are ways I can slow down, look around, acknowledge and appreciate...

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Own Your Story #MeToo

I turned 60 just twelve days ago. I didn’t wail or moan. I’m thrilled to be here, to live fully and continue to connect the dots of the life I’ve lived thus far with the life that awaits. That includes owning the hard parts of my story. Too many times to count I’ve shared a piece of my story with a group of women only to be met with blank stares. In my youth there was no acknowledgement of date rape. If something like that happened it...

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What Does Sputnik Have to do with You?

Today I celebrate the 60th anniversary of the launch of Sputnik, the first craft to orbit the earth. History changed on October 4, 1957, when the Soviet Union successfully launched their beach ball sized satellite. It’s also the day I was born. The race for space framed my early years; as did the Cold War and duck & cover drills, the Vietnam War, the anti-Vietnam War protests, the Civil Rights movement, hippies and all the music of the...

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Word on Wednesday

Come to Me All who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and my burden is...

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Maintaining Margin

When was the last time you made time to take a nap? Go for a walk? Said no to one more thing on your calendar? One of the easiest things to overlook when developing margin is self-care. Short term neglect may not have a strong impact but long term neglect will cost you. Self-care takes many forms: simply getting more sleep, regular exercise, managing money wisely. clearing your desk. Your health, your emotional well being, your financial...

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