Wellness

Optimism: The One Quality That Will Change Your Life

Optimism: The One Quality That Will Change Your Life

Cultivate an attitude of optimism. If you have a perspective that “life is hard,” “bad things always happen,” “nothing ever works out for me,” ask yourself how that is serving you. Remember, the law of attraction says “like attracts like” so if you are constantly thinking negatively, that is exactly what you are attracting

Top 10 Reasons You Should Retreat!

Top 10 Reasons You Should Retreat!

In 2001, I went on my first yoga retreat. It was only a weekend in Connecticut, not a week in an exotic destination, but it changed me forever. It showed me that I could really relax, learn new things, deepen my yoga practice, but most of all experience a unique experience with like-people who were also there to find respite from the usual busyness and possibly some clarity on life.

Self-Care: How Do You Know When You Need It (#28SelfCareHacks)

Self-Care: How Do You Know When You Need It (#28SelfCareHacks)

Self-care is a practice of paying attention to what you are doing and how you are being in life. It is taking care of yourself by attending to the wellness of your body, mind, and spirit. At the heart of self-care is your relationship and connection to self. It is understanding what you need to be your most constructive, effective, and authentic self. I believe it is essential to living healthy, wholeheartedly, and happy.

Self-Care: Just Say No (#28SelfCareHacks)

Self-Care: Just Say No (#28SelfCareHacks)

Self-care is a practice of attending to a wider set of criteria, including care of the mind, emotions, relationships, environment, time, and resources. This includes setting boundaries to protect your time, energy and emotional needs. Sometimes this means just saying no.

Self-Care: Have An Unscheduled, Delightful Day (#28SelfCareHacks)

Self-Care: Have An Unscheduled, Delightful Day (#28SelfCareHacks)

Every now and then it is so great to just take a day off of business as usual. Take one full unscheduled day and do whatever your body, mind, and spirit are calling for. Do not do chores or take care of everyday responsibilities. Treat this day as a staycation.

Self-Care: Get Your Hair Done (#28selfcarehacks)

Self-Care: Get Your Hair Done (#28selfcarehacks)

I remember when I was young my grandmothers, mother and my mother’s friends all going to get their “hair done”. They didn’t necessarily get a haircut but treated themselves to a blowout, as we say now, or getting it styled and set for the week. This usually involved curlers or and curling irons and a lot of hairspray! My mom didn’t do much for herself, but she did do this and now I know why.

Self-Care: The Key to True Authenticity (#28SelfCareHacks)

Self-Care: The Key to True Authenticity (#28SelfCareHacks)

Do you feel guilty when you focus on self-care? When you actually put your needs in front of others? I used to for a long time and even when I heard the comparison of putting our oxogen mask on first while in a plane before others, I still didn’t put myself first. Until I had twins as a single mother.

Self-Care: Good Enough is Good Enough (#28SelfCareHacks)

Self-Care: Good Enough is Good Enough (#28SelfCareHacks)

Letting go of perfectionism is a huge self-care hack.

Perfectionism can lead to anxiety, self-judgement, feelings of failure and worst of all, it sometimes stops us from beginning a new goal or taking a risk.

Self-Care: Hydrate (#28SelfCareHacks)

Self-Care: Hydrate (#28SelfCareHacks)

We all know that we should stay hydrated but to be honest, I didn’t realize how many benefits we receive from drinking enough water each day. If you are hungry, hungover, tired, constipated, depressed, unfocused, have a backache….drink more water!

Self-Care: End The Cycle of Deprivation (#28SelfCareHacks)

Self-Care: End The Cycle of Deprivation (#28SelfCareHacks)

When there is a lot of stress, many fall into a cycle of deprivation of some sort. It could be emotional support (not asking for help), sleep, exercise, eating healthy, peace (i.e. worrying too much), companionship, fun etc. Focus on figuring out what you need now.