Monday Self Care Challenge: Rediscover the Ritual of Reading

Reading is one of life’s greatest pleasures. You can learn things about exotic places and historic times. You can escape your own life and run away with fictional characters. You can be inspired, and surprised, and enthralled.

But when was the last time you read an actual book (not a magazine, blog post, article, or bedtime story) cover to cover? For many of us, life happens and we forget to indulge in the ritual of reading. We may quickly scan news articles and blog posts, but we rarely take the time to indulge in a novel. By all means, keep … Read More

Monday Self Care Challenge: Catch up with an Old Friend

 

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We all get busy and caught up in the grind of our day-to-day lives. Unfortunately, this means that we often lose touch with people that we didn’t intend to — college roommates, old best friends, neighbors who moved away, family members who live in different states. When we realize how long it has been since we’ve actually contacted these people, there is a tendency to feel guilt and therefore not want to contact them at all, fearing it would be awkward or weird. Today’s self care challenge is to overcome that embarrassment or fear associated with contacting an old … Read More

Monday Self Care Challenge: Yoga

I hope everyone had a fun Valentine’s Day weekend and treated yourself to something a little indulgent. This week I want to do a self care challenge that is near to my heart and that I believe in very much — Yoga! Yoga is something that has been consistent in my life for about five years now. It’s something that I return to when I need to feel grounded, or when I feel out of sorts and need to bring attention to my body and mind. The health benefits, both mental and physical, are incredible, and with a … Read More

Monday Self Care Challenge

I hope you indulged in some quality coffee shop time last week! With Valentine’s Day coming up this weekend, it’s a perfect time to not only show your love for the important people in your life, but to show yourself some love by indulging in self care. This week’s challenge is something to help you sloooooow down and escape from daily stresses, and has numerous health benefits for the mind and body.

This Week:

Make time for a relaxing bath!

This seems like such an obvious self care ritual, but how many of us actually take the time … Read More