In my first post in this series about self care, I said that I believe that each of us has a unique "tipping point" when we tip into a need for self awareness. That tipping point teaches us when we can care for others first and when we must care for ourselves first. This is the second post in this ... Read More
The Truth About Self Love - And Why You Deserve It
As I've matured, I've learned more and more the importance of self love in my life and its impact on my relationships. I'll be honest - this is one of my biggest challenges and struggles on a daily basis.
Intentionally showing myself grace and compassion is a way of giving myself a gift of strength. And when I'm strong, I can move forward in my life in all the ways that I desire.
So what is self love or self care? It definitely is not selfish! Having love and respect for yourself means setting healthy boundries that protect you from toxic relationships. It means letting go of that which no longer serves you - both people and things.
A journey or practice of self love, self confidence, and self care can begin with one small step: maybe you offer forgiveness that's over due; begin a practice of gratitude; or create a journal of affirmations or activities that are motivational for you.
We are constantly told to put our mom oxygen mask on first. How else can you take care of your children? But I just CAN'T always do it or make it happen on a regular basis. And sometimes I just plain don't want to. Anyone else out there? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller? I know I can't be the only ... Read More
The morning sucked. There was no way around the fact that I was completely feeling overwhelmed. I was irrationally grouchy, grumbly, and occasionally yelly. (I promise. It's a word…) I was sooooo close to dropping the boys off at school on time. And then breakfast spilled all over the car. And ... Read More