A Mother’s Search for Self-Care

“She was born to be free, let her run wild in her own way and you will never lose her.” ~ Nikki Rowe “You must love in such a way that the person you love feels free.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh It has been a hard road, learning how to care for myself, in the […]

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Self-Care Isn’t Just Bubble-Baths and Candles

“Self-compassion is simply giving the same kindness to ourselves that we would give to others”—Christopher Germer I’m pretty big on self-care. As I said in my last article, the older I get, the more I realize that my wants and needs are priorities, too. My version of self-care means that I generally wake up early, […]

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Healing Power of Tears

“Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the letting of a little water.”  ~Antoine Rivarol   When thinking about self-care methods, the method that came to my mind, embarrassingly fast, was drinking wine and crying. Your immediate thought might be that this, in fact, sounds incredibly unhealthy and probably quite […]

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Beauty in Chaos

The unsung beauty hid life’s common things below. ~Whittier There are days when I hate my alarm clock; days when all I want to do is march across the room and, like a cartoon character, smash it with a hammer, which is conveniently located under my pillow. It’s a ridiculous fantasy. For starters, my hammers […]

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A day in my life

“Sometimes I’m so tired, I look down at what I’m wearing, and if it’s comfortable enough to sleep in, I don’t even make it into my pajamas. I’m looking down, and I’m like, ‘T-shirt and stretchy pants? Yup, that’s fine. It’s pajama-y, good night.’ ~ Rebecca Romijn “In 1970, 48% of children (34 million) had […]

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