Let’s be honest. The past few years have spiked the “hopeless meter” in many of us socially conscious and concerned Americans. On a personal level, I can tell you that there have been more than a few moments when I’ve found myself feeling absolutely depleted and defeated; like all my efforts were futile; like the … Read moreSelf-Care for Dark Times
Are you the type of person who’s too busy driving from place to place to stop and fill that gas tank with the beaming low fuel light? Too busy rushing about to take a moment? Too guilty to take a pause even though it’s clear you need one? Perhaps, you don’t feel empowered enough to … Read moreThe Most Courageous Self-Care Act: Learning to Say, “I Need Help”
There’s a difference between a period of bad days, which we’ve all encountered, and serious burnout. Burnout is something that creeps up on you. Imagine a leak in your bathroom pipe that has been dripping unassumingly behind the walls for months or even years. One day, the pressure becomes too much, the pipe ruptures, and … Read moreIs It a Bad Day or Is it Burnout ?
Self-care is not a lone pursuit. Having someone you can reach out to when you need an extra push or a compassionate ear can very well be the difference between burning out or becoming your most powerful self. Today we’re going to explore how we can build powerful communities of care. Throughout history, our greatest … Read moreHow to Find Your Self-Care Squad
Repeat after me: A better world starts with the best version of me. Sounds a little self-centered, doesn’t it? Well, I want you to embrace that feeling for a moment. Let it settle into your body and make itself comfortable. Because I’m here to help you understand how focusing on your own health and wellness … Read moreThe Five Rules for Self-Care in Politically Charged Times
This post was originally published on this siteThe day after the US midterms, after a bitter election season with hard-fought victories, severely-close losses, and some horrific violence in its wake, I found myself thinking back to a program I put together for the Women’s Convention last October in Detroit for thousands of impassioned, powerful women. We … Read moreSelf-Care Is An Act of Resistance