Do something just for you

Do something just for you today. In fact, if you can manage it, do something just for you every day. It doesn’t have to be something grandiose and expensive. It can be as simple as turning off you phone, pouring a cup of tea, and sitting on your patio enjoying the sunset for 10 minutes. . . . → Read More: Do something just for you

I am sick

Wow – I don’t think I have been really sick – like in bed, it’s hard to move, have a fever, etc. – for 2 years. Guess it caught up to me now. I am miserable as can be, and I don’t remember how to be this way. I think I am going to spend . . . → Read More: I am sick

It’s not over until it’s over

I am going through some rough times right now, and I ran across something President Barack Obama said in his last couple days as president: “…the only thing that is the end of the world is the end of the world.” Wow – that really speaks to me right now. I think it is the . . . → Read More: It’s not over until it’s over

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

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

New Inspiring Morning Routine

I have a fairly new morning routine, and this morning it hit me – I really LIKE it! You see, I gave up the daily paper a couple months ago. I have been reading the daily paper every morning since the local paper went to a morning edition, which would be more years than I . . . → Read More: New Inspiring Morning Routine

Saying No

Choose Happiness is one of the best pages I have seen on Facebook – it definitely floats my boat! Check them out – I think you will like them!

They posted something recently about having the right to say no to anything, and it made me think about not so long ago, when I had . . . → Read More: Saying No