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Follow up – Self Care Day

After the previous post, I decided that I needed some time to focus on some much needed self care. It’s an area that’s been lacking lately and there’s no time like the present.  Emphasizing both physical and emotional well-being my first step was to begin tackling my health. After years of having to face grief my health has taken a toll. The loss of my brother and mother over the…

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Grief Unexpected

The fall season brings happy thoughts and excitement filled plans for many.  It’s a time for apple picking and visits to pumpkin patches.  Family recipes resurface, and the oven is turned on once again after a summer’s reprieve to outdoor grilling.  However, for others there is another half to the season.  Memories of family members who have gone on before us begin to return often unexpectedly.  Not because of the…

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Take Some Time Off

Launching a business is tough.  No matter if the business is small, on a large scale or somewhere in between the challenges can be daunting.  How do you take care of yourself during this period of your life?  Late nights, early mornings, forgetting to eat and hydrate can all take a toll on the body.  Not to mention the mental faculties which are desperately needed during this developmental stage of…

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Take care of Yourself

In my previous post, I encouraged you to introduce your teenager to the practice of journal writing.  I firmly believe it’s a great form of self-care for them.  It’s also a wonderful method of care for their moms.  Journal writing is a way for you to turn inward and deal with the pressures and joys in your own life.  With family obligations often paramount in the lives of women their…

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Make Your Time Alone More Meaningful

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  Read a book, watch a movie, or have a spa day.  These are a few of the things any woman would describe as ideal if they had the time and means to do so.  I’m no exception.  Once or twice a year I make it a priority to get a massage at my favorite spa in town.  The patio overlooks the lake, hummingbirds are flying nearby and for a…

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