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Would You Believe …

Would You Believe …

Listen to yourself. Listen to the words you say. Do you believe them? Do you practice them? I love this Gandhi quote, and it is so true. “To believe in something and not to live it is a lie.” It’s worth taking time to take a look (or a listen) to your words compared to your actions. Weigh your words and go in the direction they lead you. Believing the best in you. Love you, mean it. Steph human, being

Do You Care?

Do You Care?

I don’t care. Have you ever uttered those words? Often the words “I don’t care” are spoken in anger or frustration and may not be true at all. Sometimes “I don’t care” is more of an attitude than a statement. It is an underlying thought that colors action. Perhaps nowhere is it more prevalent than in how we care for ourselves. We hear a lot these days about self-care, in fact, last February I did a series on the subject….

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7 Shades of Self-Care

7 Shades of Self-Care

As we come to the close of our week of looking at self-care, what could arrive with better timing than Valentine’s Day? At this time of year when the celebration is all about love, it is important to remember to include ourselves. Do you think it’s selfish to love yourself? I believe that only when you love¬†yourself can you truly love¬†others. Practicing self-care is a great way to show love to ourselves. I hope this week has given you something…

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5 Simple Self-Care Tips to Add This Weekend

5 Simple Self-Care Tips to Add This Weekend

Valentine’s Day is upon us, and a young woman’s heart turns to … love? frustration? sadness? loneliness? What if it turned to self-care? This week we have been talking about self-care, and what better day to put it into practice than on the day we celebrate love! Love for self is so often neglected. Even the thought of it turns many of us squeamish, because well, wouldn’t it be, you know, like selfish and stuff to love my self? No,…

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An Expert Talks About the Art of Saying “No”

An Expert Talks About the Art of Saying “No”

As we continue our journey into self-care, I would like to share with you a video from Cheryl Richardson. Cheryl is a life coach who has done much to promote the practice of self-care. In fact, she wrote a book in 2009 entitled The Art of Extreme Self-Care, which is an intensive year-long program to make self-care an active part of your life. I consider her to be one of the premier experts on this subject. One thing I will…

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The 3 R’s of Self-Care: Relax, Rethink, Renew

The 3 R’s of Self-Care: Relax, Rethink, Renew

Self-care. It occupies a place in the current list of buzz words around healthy living. We have talked about what it is. So WHY is it necessary? I think most of us would agree that life is crazy busy these days. We are all going in many directions, multi-tasking and often trying to be all things to all people. Believe it or not, we can eventually reach a breaking point. But do we have to? That’s where self-care can come…

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Got Self-Care?

Got Self-Care?

When you hear the words “self-care”, what comes to mind? Warm fragrant bubble baths? Long walks in the country? Sipping a cup of tea on the back porch? Or does it bring to mind with dread another list of things you have to do, even if they are for your own good? Self-care is more than just pampering yourself, though that certainly is a significant part of it. It is living your life in such a way that you find…

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4 or 5 Ways Not to Prepare for a Series on Self-Care

4 or 5 Ways Not to Prepare for a Series on Self-Care

What happens when a kind and brave soul puts herself out there with an offer and a promise of things to come? Do the heavens open and pour forth golden blessings, or does the sh*t hit the fan? First, a little background. For the last several days, I have been planning a series (or whatever it might turn into) on self-care, which is to start the first of the week. I am a firm believer in the importance and necessity…

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