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What is Self-Care anyway?

Self-Care is the act of honoring yourself with love and affection, by doing something just for you that makes you feel alive and cherished. For many women, they take care of everyone else and as a result come last on the list. Paradoxically, we should really be the first on the list to care for, so that we are filled to brim with positive and nurturing energy.

When we put ourselves last, we give off a message to others that it is OK for them to put us last too. So much for healthy relationships, health habits, and happiness!

Reframing how we look at ourselves, as worthy and lovable will help to shift priorities.

I learned this lesson of self-care after many painful experiences in my life. I would blame others for my issues, hope that one day it would not be as much of a struggle, and proceed with self sabotaging behaviors that kept me on that repetitive “pain wheel”. Sound familiar? There is no one else to turn to for changing your situation, other than you! Yes, you! I came to this discovery and you can too!

You are ENOUGH to change your LIFE!

It is up to each one of us to make the decision to change and then things will change! I realized that in my 40’s!

“I am ENOUGH!” Say it over and over to yourself!

How EMPOWERING!

It starts with Self-Care! We must love ourselves to take care of ourselves FIRST!

Know you are enough!

Some ideas on self-love activities that do not cost a lot:

  • Quiet bath or shower using essential oils
  • Quiet walk in nature (no headphones allowed)
  • Workout
  • Meditation or Yoga
  • Morning journal
  • Exhilarating hobby

Let your imagination take you away and get creative! Learn to make you #1! You are worth it!

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LESS is MORE: Simplicity is beautiful

Ever wondered what it would be like to sell practically everything and live simply?

Yes, it is hard to imagine this when we desire so many “things”. We have been conditioned to desire “things” as badges of success, status, personal expression, comfort, and security. MORE is MORE. This mindset pervasive in our Culture.

What if you redefined what MORE meant to you and shifted thinking to MORE is LESS and LESS is MORE. LESS “stuff” for MORE time to experience life, live life, give to others. More time to take care of YOU instead of taking care of the STUFF.

What is MORE for you? We need to define our MORE for ourselves and not let the outside world define it for us!

 

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Take a Step Forward

Sometimes it is having the COURAGE to take that FIRST STEP forward that allows you the momentum to BELIEVE in YOURSELF, OVERCOME doubting thoughts and realize that you are STRONGER than you think! Too often we allow our negative thoughts to overwhelm us.  We stay stuck.  “Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction becomes the BIGGEST STEP in your LIFE.” John C. Maxwell

 

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Growing with the Flow today!

Somedays the current in your life is pulling you out to sea and it is scary! Other days it is a calm gentle flow. When we surrender to the Flow of Life and stop fighting against the pull, we can float in peace quiet of our Spirit! The Flow takes us to places where we would have never go ourselves!That is the trusting awesomeness of Growing with the Flow!