Self Care

fun things to do with kids

19 fun things to do with kids (And how to not lose your mind when you’re trapped at home!)

Need some ideas for fun kids’ activities? So many of you (myself included!) are trapped at home with little ones, and it’s overwhelming, stress-inducing, and often feels like you’re trapped in the eye of a storm. “I have seen many storms in my life. Most storms have caught me by surprise, so I had to …

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how to get fit

How to get fit: 5 tips for exercise when it is the last thing on your mind

I often ask myself if I’ll ever get in shape again.  How is it possible to be fit when you have little ones, and NO energy, and a billion other things on your plate?  We get so bogged down by the day to day minutiae.  Dishes. Laundry. School pick-up. Play dates. Work meetings.  Doctor’s appointments. …

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50 Must Have Mental Health Resources That You Need to Know About

I’m always on the hunt for tools for improving mental health related issues. When you’re struggling with your emotions, it really affects all areas of your life, doesn’t it? “What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, more unashamed conversation.” – Glenn Close My biggest goals of this blog are to create all of …

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how reading can help mental health

Reading and mental health: 5 ways that diving into a book can dig you out of depression 

The benefits of reading are massive. “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.”― George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons What is your favorite book?  Could you even pick one? What makes it your favorite? My current top 5 are: Love in the …

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What Self Care Really Is and How It Can Totally Change Your Life— Hint: It’s Not A Spa Day

What is self care? “I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival.” — Audre Lorde Self care is just that.  An act of survival. It’s not always chocolate and bubble baths, although those things can help.  It’s not spa days, even though …

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