Self Care

The Time Change: Adjusting to Daylight Savings

As we approach the end of Daylight Savings each year, social media blows up with opinions on this seemingly outdated practice. Who is collecting all the daylight, and what are they saving it for?, I wondered as I got up with my dog one morning at 4:30am. Dogs can’t read clocks, and a week out… Continue reading The Time Change: Adjusting to Daylight Savings

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When Mother’s Day Feels a Little Overwhelming

Mother’s Day. The words alone bring up so many expectations. Flowers. Cards. Phone calls. Gifts. A day of rest and relaxation. A day to celebrate. But Mother’s Day can bring a mix of complicated feelings and emotions. There are so many dynamics that come into play on a single day that got it’s roots in Europe.… Continue reading When Mother’s Day Feels a Little Overwhelming

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Hygee: Bring More Coziness Into Your Home

  The people of Denmark are considered some of the happiest in the world. It’s thought that the practice of Hygee (hoo-guh), which is loosely translated as “cosiness”, is not just a way of life, it’s a state of mind. “The closest word would have to be coziness, but that doesn’t really do it justice,”… Continue reading Hygee: Bring More Coziness Into Your Home

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Five Ways to Manage Seasonal Depression

The end of Daylight Savings Time in most of the United States this weekend means shorter days and along with that, for 10 million Americans, comes Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Another 10-20% of the population suffers from a more mild form of SAD, and it’s 4 times more common in women than men. Many people who… Continue reading Five Ways to Manage Seasonal Depression

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The Happiness Dare: Incorporating Gratitude and Happiness Into Your Bullet Journal

One of the areas that has been a source of conflict in the twenty-three years I have known my husband is how we communicate with each other. Several years ago I read The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman,  which explained how we each give and receive love in different ways. I learned that is… Continue reading The Happiness Dare: Incorporating Gratitude and Happiness Into Your Bullet Journal

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Self Care: Organizing your Hobbies in a Bullet Journal

Once you have decided what you want to engage in for hobbies and leisure activities as part of your self-care routine, you will need a way to keep your activities organized. I like to use my Bullet Journal, as it allows me to keep track of everything all in one place. At the start of… Continue reading Self Care: Organizing your Hobbies in a Bullet Journal

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Self Care: Hobbies and Leisure Activities

Everyone has a different idea of what leisure looks like. For some people it looks like an afternoon on the couch with Netflix and a bowl of popcorn. For other people it looks like a forty-minute jog around the local area and a fruit smoothie afterward. The unifying factor is that you are taking time… Continue reading Self Care: Hobbies and Leisure Activities

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Self Care: Why It’s Important to Care for Yourself

As humans, especially those of us who are women, we spend a lot of time taking care of other people: our children, our spouses, our aging parents. The one person who often comes at the bottom of that list is ourselves. In order to care for others, however, we must first care for ourselves. The… Continue reading Self Care: Why It’s Important to Care for Yourself