Acknowledge the changes in your life

When something is over, it deserves to be acknowledged. Whether you are happy to see its completion or not, take time to say goodbye. It may be some event that is finished, a relationship that has run its course, a job that is over, or anything else.

It is hard to come to the end . . . → Read More: Acknowledge the changes in your life

You are not required to set yourself on fire

I read this quote (attributed to Unknown) recently, and it keeps coming back to me as a very important thing to know: You are not required to set yourself on fire to keep others warm. At some level it seems like it is just cute, but on another it makes me realize that it is . . . → Read More: You are not required to set yourself on fire

Good enough

I just read something where someone wrote about needing to no longer settle for good enough. That shocked me, as I have been thinking lately that I need to embrace good enough. But I thought about it, and now I realize that maybe both viewpoints are correct. Embracing good enough for me means shedding this . . . → Read More: Good enough

Learning lessons

I am going through some stuff right now, and it is throwing some pretty interesting (and hard) lessons at me. And one of the lessons is that it is important for me to look for the lessons! I keep wondering why these things keep bothering me, even when it is what I expect! And I . . . → Read More: Learning lessons

Should has got to go

OK – technical issues are driving me crazy! I know what I want to do, and I have done it before (a long time ago), and I cannot figure out where to go to do it again. I HATE technical issues! I guess I would definitely NOT make a good Help Desk person – for . . . → Read More: Should has got to go

Sometimes it’s not about the goal

I just had a realization that sometimes it’s not about a finished product, but it’s more about doing the work. I think this is a lot like “it’s about the process.” Being done can be a great thing, but sometimes it isn’t about being done. Sometimes it’s about getting up every day and putting in . . . → Read More: Sometimes it’s not about the goal

When is it my turn?

This is a rhetorical question. I know that it may sound whiny and entitled, but that is honestly not how I feel. I just want to know when things turn around a little. Sometimes it feels like I spend my entire life making excuses for other people, bending over backwards to make it okay for . . . → Read More: When is it my turn?

Your Self-care Lists

OK, we know what self-care is, and we know why we should do it. But what can we do that constitutes self-care?

I think you might like this answer – ANYTHING THAT YOU LIKE. If it is self-care to you, then it is self-care. Remember though, that also means that what may be exquisite self-care . . . → Read More: Your Self-care Lists

Time for Self-Care

Self-care has come to the fore-front again – this time the question is “how do you make time for it?”

This is an important question, and I am looking for help in answering it. I can’t tell anyone else how to find the time, I can only let you know what has worked for me . . . → Read More: Time for Self-Care

Self-care – Again, or is it Still

It’s on my mind again – self-care, that is. It’s cold and wet and gray and rainy (yeah, I’m in Seattle), and I need some exquisite self-care.

For me right now, I think that means a pedicure to fix up my cracking heels. It also means getting out of town, just for a night, next . . . → Read More: Self-care – Again, or is it Still