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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What’s in The Power of Habit

Did you know that not everyone spends time thinking about habits they want to change? I was shocked to find this out! I thought, ‘maybe these people are in denial’. Or ‘maybe they’ve already arrived at perfection’. Then the thought ‘what’s wrong with me?’ began to surface. Why do I care so much about my habits? Which are you? Obsessed with changing habits or not aware that habits are a thing? Perhaps somewhere in between?...

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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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The Power of Margin

Fall has just begun in the US. It is a season known for change. Schools, weather gets cooler, leaves change color and fall, baseball and football overlap, Daylight Savings ends, days are shorter, so many changes. But what season are you in? Frantic? High stress job? Busy? Kids, work, relationships, aging parents? Do you feel like this place looks? When I found myself in the middle of the “soccer mom” season I discovered the solution...

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Navigating Changes in Life–Lean In

Have you given yourself permission to explore your dreams? You know the ones that you’ve had since you were a child? Flying an airplane, hiking Mt Everest, running a marathon, learning how to ________ ? So often we let go of those childhood dreams labeling them as childish and diminishing that part of ourselves. And sometimes, when we least expect it, a piece of those long buried dreams surfaces and takes us by surprise. What if you gave...

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