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A Self-Care Challenge? I Dare You!

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A Self-Care Challenge? I Dare You!

 NOTE: The Challenge has begun, so I've removed the sign-up information at the end of this post. If you are interested in future Challenges, please sign up to be notified of them.  What is this self-care challenge all about? It's about introducing you to authentic self-care. Self-care that goes beyond weekly mani-pedis and bubble baths after a hard day. There's nothing wrong with either of those activities; they are certainly acts of self-care. However, self-care goes much deeper than that. Or at least it should. For one thing, it encompasses the whole person. We should be taking care of ourselves,...

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Why Journal?

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Why Journal?

I don't remember when I started keeping a journal, or what prompted my first entry. It was, after all, literally decades ago. What I do remember, however, is that journaling helped keep me afloat during a very difficult adolescence and my tumultuous 20s. There are lots of reasons for keeping a journal; they are as many and as varied as the people who keep them. Here are some of the reasons I keep a journal: The main reason I keep a journal is to get to know myself better and make friends with myself. By writing regularly, I connect with...

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Weathering Winter

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Weathering Winter

No matter where you live, getting through the winter takes a special set of self-care skills. While it’s true that not everyone has to deal with literally feet of accumulated snow and sub-zero temperatures, it’s equally true that almost everyone must deal with drier air and shorter days. For some people, the effects of either of these factors – and often both – can be dramatic, and even traumatic. Here are some of the best winter self-care tips I have, gleaned from the experience of both my friends, and myself. General Winter Self-Care Dress appropriately. I know this sounds like...

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