Learn how to really take care of yourself. Fortify your body, mind, heart, and spirit with a self-care practice so you can meet the ever-changing experiences of your life.

Keep Knocking on the Door of Your Inner World

Self-care is the first step you take on your journey inward. You take your focus, your knowledge, and your compassion and direct it to yourself. Self-care is the understanding that no sustainable healing can happen without this foundation in place. It is the knowledge that helps you deeply relate to the messages of your body, mind, heart, and spirit so

Your Spirit’s Gift to You

“On this healing path, are you prepared to look deeper, to reveal and ease your hidden pain and release your sadness? As much discomfort as you feel right now, are you open and willing to explore? It may not feel like it now, but this elevated experience of agitation is your spirit’s gift to you.”  This exercise activates awareness which

The Happiness That Sits on the Other Side

No one wants to feel uncomfortable. This is the reason so many of us go to instant gratification, numbing and avoiding the most difficult situations of our life. To move away from anything that feels challenging, frightening or threatening is an instinctual survival technique. Our nervous systems are set up for us to move away from the perceived danger. Perceived

Self-Care Is Not a Luxury

Self-care is a necessity, not a luxury. We live in times that glorify overloaded schedules and constant availability. There is a big emphasis on self-sacrifice, especially for women. Too much sacrifice provokes a tendency toward self-medicating: with junk food, television binges, overuse of alcohol, drugs and more. It’s a vicious cycle. Instead of healing the source of the problem, we

The Slow Simmer of Burnout

As I shared in my article last week, Find your Inner Compass Retreat, life has been gigantic in the last year. My son’s wedding, the death of two of my dearest friends, three moves, and writing and publishing a book. There’s no victimhood here,  but what I had not fully understood was the toll it all would have on my life.

Staying Focused in Busy Times

  Having just come off a big holiday, Thanksgiving and staring straight into the eyes of another, it really serves me to know how to take the best possible care of myself. I love the planning of holidays, the preparation, the celebration . . . and then out of nowhere, it all feels like too much! There is no blame