Why opting out of social was the ultimate act of self-care

For whatever reason, this season of my life has been extremely difficult. We have been struggling with my daughter’s behavior a lot, causing me to feel overwhelmed and like I’m failing her in some way. Add to that some existential angst of my own and it’s been a cluster fuck of shame, guilt, anger, frustration, sadness, and pure exhaustion.  My escape for a long time now has been to pull...

How to embrace radical self-care in your own life (with Monica Ballard)

Self-care is a conversation that I’ve been wanting to dive deep with and am thrilled to be talking about it with Monica Ballard, a massage therapist, reiki practitioner, yoga instructor, and fellow podcaster. Monica shares about her her life and work, using her personal journey to inform her professional passions around radical self-care.  We start our conversation with several book recommendations in the self-help genre, then weave our way through the concept...

Want to make self-care a priority? It’s as easy as 15-1-1.

The 15-1-1 Rule for taking better care of yourself

A few years ago, a fellow holistic health coach by the name of Vanessa Broers wrote a guest post on the Propelle blog around self-care for women entrepreneurs. And even though the target audience of that post was pretty specific, the information contained within the post was (and is) invaluable for anyone who feels guilty for taking time for themselves OR doesn’t even know where to begin. The technique she shared...

What self-care is really about.

What self-care is really about. (Hint: it has nothing to do with bubble baths.)

“If you find yourself having to regularly indulge in consumer self-care, it’s because you are disconnected from actual self-care, which has very little to do with “treating yourself” and a whole lot do with parenting yourself and making choices for your long-term wellness.”  Brianna Wiest I have a confession to make. For a long time, I equated self-care with things like bubble baths, lavender scented candles, and manicures — treats that...

How to prioritize self-care, even if you don’t have time.

Before I took my month-long sabbatical in October of 2017, I would grimace at the thought of taking time out from work to do anything that involved self-care. It didn’t matter if those things would make me feel better, more inspired, or happier, I had to eek every ounce of productivity I could from the small amount of time I had without my daughter. I would literally find myself getting...

You don’t need to wait for New Years to plan out your year

I turned 40 at the end of August. (Hallelujah! Seriously.) When I was a kid, 40 seemed SO OLD to me. Like it was the pinnacle of being an adult. Now that I’m here, I can assure you it feels way less like the pinnacle of adulthood and way more like any other year of my life.  Perhaps that’s why I felt so compelled to switch things up. I didn’t...

Why it all comes back to the breath (with Meagan Roppo)

I’m fairly certain there isn’t a person on the planet who would argue that breathing isn’t important. (I mean, we’d be kind of dead without it.) But did you know that our breath is also a tool that we can use to regulate our emotions, bring more awareness into our lives, and balance our energy?  That’s what this week’s guest, Meagan Roppo of She Enlightened, and I spend our time...