Category: Self-Care

Wanna Go to the Beach?

I think we have all just about had it with the Covid-19 pandemic. Let’s get out of here, shall we?  OK, Coronavirus, you mean schoolyard bully, you win. You have taken a toll on all of us physically, mentally, and emotionally. For some, you’ve brought devastating grief and loss. For all of us,…

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The Latest Research on Depression and Exercise

For years, exercise has been known to be a factor in preventing and treating depression, but until now researchers haven’t proven whether there is a causal link or simply a connection. The latest study makes it clear.

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Feeling the January Blues? It Could be Seasonal Depression

Do the short, grey days leave you feeling depressed, tired, and unmotivated? You may have heard of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) or Seasonal Depression. Over half a million people in the US experience seasonal depression, and women are more likely to suffer. New research sheds more light on this experience.

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Take a 30-Second Self Care Break

Keep reading for ways to take a quick and easy self care break to reset your mind and body. 

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Homemade Butter

Happy Thanksgiving! I am taking a break from my usual topics this week to share one of my favorite holiday traditions, making homemade butter. Time in the kitchen with family counts as self-care to me! It’s easier than it sounds, will get you in touch with your primitive roots and you will be…

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Can We Please Stop Telling Moms to “Stop Glorifying Busy”?

For years, there has been a popular cry for moms to “stop the glorification of busy!” What if we aren’t glorifying anything at all, but are just really, genuinely, bone-crushingly, exhaustingly, BUSY? 

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8 Things You Can Do Today to Cultivate Joy

If you are committed to growing mentally, emotionally and spiritually, you might be REALLY good at identifying what’s wrong. You notice your shortcomings, take responsibility for your part in any conflicts and are probably very sensitive to all of the suffering in the world. You are constantly looking for ways to improve and…

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Why is Self-Care so Hard When We Need it Most?

When we are the most frazzled, exhausted and depleted is when we most need to take care of ourselves and recharge. But it seems to be the time that we are least likely or able to do it. Why is self-care so hard to prioritize and stick to? Read on to find out…

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10 Things Every New Mom Needs (But Might be Afraid to Ask For)

Someone you care about just became a new mom, and you can’t wait to meet the little bundle of joy. Or maybe you are a new parent yourself and aren’t sure what to ask for from visitors. Keep in mind that parenting an infant can be really tough; read on to find out…

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Relax and Get Grounded Quickly: Feet, Seat, Shoulders, Breathe

Sometimes you need to relax your mind and body QUICKLY. Stress can take a toll on your emotions and your long term health, so it is good to have a few strategies that you can use anywhere, anytime to keep your baseline stress level low before it becomes chronic. 

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