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13 Self Care Winter Activities

Winter can be a wonderfully reflective and solitary time. The world seems to slow down, the days are short and I often feel more sluggish and introverted than usual. Winter is a time for recharging, relaxing and regenerating. Obviously, winter doesn’t stop us from being busy but I can’t be the only person who feels a little more hermitish this time of year. Not that I’m complaining. I like to spend the majority of my leisure time at home stimulating my mind and recharging my batteries. As an introvert, I crave these slow winter…

Self-Care Gift Guide

My approach to buying gifts for those I care about has changed a lot over the past few years. As an overthinker, you can bet that I overthink the shit out of gift buying. Which I guess isn’t entirely bad. I find myself pondering things like… will this better their life? Will it bring them happiness? Is this a gift that will make them a better person in some way? Will it bring a smile to their face each time they see it or use it? Maybe it is just me, but I would rather spend my…

Who is this Person? Self Love & Dating

  A few weeks after I locked the door on my husband for the last time, I went out with friends to a bar. After twelve years in a relationship, I had no intention of dating anyone for a very long time.  I wanted only a nice night out, away from all the worries of filing for divorce and the hard conversations I knew were coming. I don’t even know if he came up to me, or I to him. But I remember he wore a soft, white turtleneck sweater, and he spoke with the most glorious accent. His…

Fall Self Care List

For many falls is simply the best time of the year. The world seems to transform into a crisp colorful scene in a romance novel. Or a horror flick. Whatever tickles your fancy. The business of summer fun starts to dwindle and the coziness of a slower season starts to set in. There is a certain amount of romance that is associated with Fall. Pink cheeks and red noses. Warm blankets, thick scarfs and sweet scents. Fall is also one of my favorite times of year to get back into a self-care mindset. Through spending more time at home…

30 Day Self Care Challenge

Self-care can be difficult to get into the habit of doing for ourselves. It is a sad truth. We would rather tackle a laundry list of items for our households, work, and family before we even begin thinking about taking time for ourselves. What is the deal with that? It takes more than one special moment or one day to cultivate the real love within you that you may have been neglecting from yourself. This is why I created this 30-day self-care challenge. If you are like me then perhaps you need to challenge yourself in order…

Everything you Need to Know about Self love vs Selfishness

Whenever I read the comments on my self-love posts I am always left a little surprised by the number of people who feel that self-love is not for them. There are many different reasons for this, but a common excuse is they don’t want to be selfish. So many people (moms in particular) feel guilty about taking time for themselves because they are convinced somehow that showing themselves love will take away from others in their lives. Those same people are often the ones who share stories of how stressed and exhausted they are. They are…

Three Books that Taught me About Self-Love

Reading about the topic of self-love has always been the best way I have learned about my own personal limiting believes and have been able to grow and expand my goals, outlook, and perspectives. I reached out to an amazing blogger whos blog has inspired me in so many ways. Lecy from A Simpler Grace. I asked Lecy to share with us her favorite books that have taught her about self-love in her own life. Get out a pen because you might want to add these to your summer reading list. Hi! I’m Lecy and I…

My Simple 10 Step Self Care Morning Routine

Hi there, welcome back! Self-care is something I love to explore and write about. When I have time/need a pick me up I make a conscious effort the night before to start the next day in the best way possible. Having a self-care morning routine can and will set up your day and spirit to be the best it can be. Starting the day with the intention to take care of yourself will go a long way. Often times it may be hard to find the time for myself during the work week or even the weekend…

Your Spring Self Love List

Happy Spring everyone! As you may know by now, writing about self-love is something I feel rather passionate about and I am happy to share more ideas with you all. Spring is the season of rebirth and new beginnings. There is truly no better time than spring to start fresh. How’s that for motivation? The snow is melting, flowers blooming, somewhere out there baby animals of all matter of cuteness are being born. It’s freaking magical. I hope you can join me this spring season by enriching your life through showing yourself a little extra…

5 Quotes of Ultimate Wisdom by Pema Chodron

Hello, lovely readers! I have had a difficult past few days. I can’t say that there has been anything happening that is outwardly difficult, I have just been feeling agitated, insecure and a little angry at times. It kind of sucks. Sometimes I just get stuck, allowing fear to dictate my happiness. It isn’t fair to myself, and it is a challenge to overcome and accept these darker moods when they arise. Although I know they will pass as all things do, I still wish to not get so stuck in my frustrations. So here I…