25 Self-Care Techniques For Busy Women

As women we are constantly on the move and often forget about self-care techniques. Rarely do we slow down to enjoy ourselves and allow time for relaxation and rejuvenation.However, we all know the benefits of taking care ourselves mentally, physically, and spiritually. Spending just 5 minutes a day focusing solely on you helps you to revive yourself and rest the parts of you that are in motion 24/7....more

How to Make a Difficult Decision

 "Take the lighted path, no matter how dimly lit." ~Simran Singh ...more

Simple Pleasures or, My Knitting High OR, How to Avoid Being a Sourpuss

This is a post about self-care, and nothing is more important to self-care than kittens....more

Honoring My Vow~ " I DO “

The time is NOW for validating my feelings and dismissing my regrets.  I’m affirming to honor my vow~ ” I Do… seek to absolutely and lovingly take care of me for better or worse.”...more

33 Caffeine-Free Ways to Recharge the Tired Heart

Lately I've been feeling tired.  No, not just tired -- exhausted....more

Who is Draining Your Emotional Energy?

We all have people in our lives that have a tendency to drain our emotional energy.  It may be a family member, a child, our boss or a friend.What I have come to understand is that everyone wants to be loved.  People do not come into our lives purposefully to drain us emotionally.  We allow it to happen.  I see two aspects of how this happens....more

Responding to the Call of Self-Love

What is Self-Love?For me, Self-Love means that I am making my needs a priority in my life.Society teaches women to put the needs of others in front of ourselves.  For years I did that.  Work came first.  When I married, my husband came first.  Then when my daughter was born her needs also came before mine....more

The Lift and Gift of Beautiful Moments

BlogHer is doing an editorial series on beautiful moments, and I decided to participate. There are so many deep, meaningful moments in a life that are beautiful. These can include giving birth, which I haven’t done, or sharing a laugh with someone you love, which I have certainly done many times. ...more

10 Self-Care Tips for Parents with Kids on the Spectrum

When do I possibly have time for a nap? It's about how to find the time. I often discuss the importance of self-care with parents of clients on the Spectrum. Self-care is incredibly important in any situation that is demanding, stressful, and time-consuming. Research conducted in 2009 at University of Wisconsin-Madison indicates that mother's of children with autism have stress levels comparable to combat veterans.How individual families go about managing time for self-care will depend on their circumstances. We don't expect all of these suggestions to work all of the time, for everyone in every situation, but hopefully they can help you brainstorm creative ways to take good care of yourself...more