{Video} Your Essential Holiday Self Care Plan

{Video} Your Essential Holiday Self Care Plan

This is the final post in my series to reclaim the expression “self care.” (Check out the other posts in the series starting here.)Self care is not a luxury. It is an absolute necessity.Especially in life's busiest, most stressful seasons. Seasons like, oh say, the Holidays.You don't need bubble baths and spa trips. You need simple, but powerful self care practices that will help comfort you AND push you to grow.You can experience joy, love, and connection over the Holidays. You can make a difference, do meaningful work, and spread hope.It all starts…Read more
The Most Neglected Form of Self Care

The Most Neglected Form of Self Care

This is part three in my series to reclaim the expression “self care.” (Check out the other posts in the series starting here.)The last post was about comfort care - self care that helps you endure life's busy and demanding seasons. But the second kind of self care - growth care - has the power to pull you out of the muck and deliver you to an entirely new season.Growth self care changes you. It sacrifices today’s comfort for tomorrow’s. It makes the choice to look your pain and your mistakes in the…Read more
A Life Raft for the Overwhelmed & Exhausted

A Life Raft for the Overwhelmed & Exhausted

This is part two in my series to reclaim the expression “self care.” (Check out part one here.)If you want to love your people well, do amazing work and make a difference, but spend most days treading the waters of overwhelm and exhaustion, self care is your life raft.But you need a specific kind of self care. Two kinds actually. Comfort self care and growth self care.Let’s talk about comfort care, first. Comfort self care practices should:Give you comfort that lasts beyond the moment. Don’t spend time, money or energy on comfort self…Read more
The Unfortunate Misunderstanding of Self Care

The Unfortunate Misunderstanding of Self Care

"The way we think about self care is unfortunate, even tragic, because self care is the greatest tool we have to fight the mortal enemy of despair."Jen HoffmanI hope you have NO idea what Rob Bell is talking about when he says, “Despair is the belief that tomorrow will be just like today.”But if you’re in that dark place…If you’re just bracing for another stressful Holiday Season…If you want to love your people, do good work and make a difference, but you just feel so overwhelmed, tired and burned out...I want to reach…Read more
{Video} 3 Exercises To Do If Everyone In Your House Is Sick

{Video} 3 Exercises To Do If Everyone In Your House Is Sick

The air around me is filled with the typical sounds of the season. No, I'm not talking about Christmas music. Sneezing and coughing. My people are battling some kind of cold virus, and it's no fun at all. I need to stay healthy so I can keep this ship afloat, so I'm doing a few key exercises to support my lymphatic and immune function. Try them with me right now. (Side note that I hope you don't need - these three exercises are also great as you are recovering from the cold or flu. Take it easy…Read more