Category Archives: Self Care

  • How Mindfulness (or Lack of it) Affects Your Body

    Posted on July 22, 2016 by in Self Care

    I caught myself doing it again – standing at the sink filling the Brita pitcher with my body all tensed up ready to fight, flee, or at least multitask. All Tensed Up And No Place To Go One foot was forward supporting most of my weight while the hand I had resting on the faucet […]

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  • Setting Priorities to Reduce Stress

    Posted on July 1, 2016 by in Self Care, Stress

    Note: This is the first in a series of intermittent posts I’m going to be doing about setting priorities and making the necessary changes to your life so you’ll have less stress, less pain, and greater quality of life. Today is just an overview, to get you thinking. There will be more posts to come […]

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  • Why Yoga Nidra is (Now) an Essential Part of My Self Care

    Posted on April 1, 2016 by in Self Care

     At the beginning of the year I decided to do a better job at self-care. I take care of everybody else all day long, but don’t always put as much effort as I should into taking care of me. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not like I don’t take care of myself at all. I do. […]

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  • How to Minimize the Stress of the Spring Time Change

    Posted on March 4, 2016 by in Sleep

    I admit it: I’m a bonafide night owl and daylight saving time used to kick my *ss. It still does if I don’t plan for it. This year, daylight saving time* starts on March 13th. This time change throws more people for a loop than the fall change, since we’re essentially losing an hour of sleep. […]

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  • How to Add More Joy (& Less Stress) to Your LIfe

    Posted on January 29, 2016 by in Self Care, Stress

    Joy is one of the best antidotes to stress there is. It’s also one of the first things we give up when faced with responsibilities. We even shun it when it comes to our down time. We often choose to sit in front of the TV or computer at the end of the day when we’re […]

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    Your (Doable) Guide to Better Self-Care in 2016

    Posted on January 15, 2016 by in Self Care

    When it comes to self-care most of us think there’s (considerable) room for improvement. When asked why we don’t take better care ourselves, we cite lack of time and money as the main reasons, but those are really just excuses, because better self-care doesn’t have to take a lot of time and it certainly doesn’t have to […]

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  • How to tell if your purse or shoulder bag is too big

    Posted on November 13, 2015 by in Chronic Pain, Self Care

    Confession: I used to carry a ginormous purse. And by ginormous, I mean positively gargantuan. A few of the things I carried in my purse at the time were a full-size hair brush, a comb, a full-size bottle of hairspray, a huge wallet, my entire makeup bag, feminine hygiene products, a small travel-size kit with […]

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  • 7 Things You Need to Know About Your Low Back

    Posted on April 24, 2015 by in Self Care

      The bad news: It is estimated that 80% of us will have low back pain at some point in our lives, and that 20-30% of us are suffering with it at any given moment. The good news: The majority of low back pain is preventable. What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You Here are […]

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  • My Yearly Rant on How to be Sick Without Being an A-hole

    Posted on February 27, 2015 by in Self Care

    What to do When You’re Sick I could make this the shortest blog post I’ve ever written and just say “STAY HOME,” but that would hardly be considered a rant. And I’m in the mood to rant. *Warning: Stop reading now if you somehow think that putting others’ health at risk is an OK thing […]

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  • How Sleep Can Help You Manage Your Stress

    Posted on February 13, 2015 by in Sleep, Stress

    Stress vs Sleep There are a lot of articles out there on how stress can keep you from sleeping well, and almost everyone has experienced this at one time or another. After a stressful day you lay in bed with your mind racing, waiting for sleep that doesn’t come soon enough. When it does come, […]

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  • 6 Everyday Posture Hacks for Short (& Average-Sized) People

    Posted on January 16, 2015 by in Self Care

    Why is All the Furniture Too Big?!? If you’re short like I am you may have some real problems maintaining decent posture when sitting on most furniture, especially if it’s supposed to be “ergonomic.” I want to know… ergonomic for whom? Probably the person who designed it. It sure doesn’t fit my body no matter […]

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  • A Few Self-Care Resolutions to Consider for the New Year

    Posted on December 26, 2014 by in Self Care

    The New Year is just a week away, and although I don’t tend to go in for the whole once-a-year resolution thing, I know that lots of people do. (I prefer to work on continually improving myself and my habits as the year progresses.) The problem I see most people having with them is that […]

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  • What To Do When Your Wellness Provider is Unwell

    Posted on October 31, 2014 by in Self Care

    I’ll admit it. This is a pet peeve of mine. When I walk into a wellness center or wellness practitioner’s office and I’m met with a coughing, sniffling, sneezing, stuffy-headed, nose-blowing provider I’m put off. A lot. Because Science I can’t help but ask myself, “how is this obviously sick person going to help me […]

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  • Why Your Stretching Routine Doesn’t Work

    Posted on October 17, 2014 by in Self Care

    Stretching Just Doesn’t Work For Me Have you tried stretching out your sore, tight muscles to no avail? You’re not alone. I see clients every week who admit to me that they don’t even try stretching anymore because they’ve tried it in the past and it just didn’t work. Usually they tell me this while […]

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  • Are You in Need of Extreme Self-Care?

    Posted on October 3, 2014 by in Self Care

    What can I say… I love this book, The Art of Extreme Self-Care, so much I decided to write a whole blog post extolling its virtues! As a former stressed out mess, I wish Cheryl Richardson’s book had been available when I was looking for ways to curb and manage the insane amount of stress I […]

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