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Self Care

Dear Friends: Please Stop Health Shaming Me for Not Going Out

Kassy Scarcia | Posted 02.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Kassy Scarcia

Taking care of my health is a top priority for me and I don't need to feel guilty for that. Staying home to sleep instead of watching a basketball game does not make me a bad fan. Going home after work instead of getting drinks does not make me anti-social. And sleeping in on the weekend does not make me lazy.

When You Can't Look Away: Horror in the Newsfeed

TueNight | Posted 02.03.2016 | Media
TueNight

Despite the fact that it was being played in a seemingly endless loop on the news, my mom wouldn't let us watch the video of the Rodney King beating. She'd dive for the remote to change the channel or, in her most extreme moments, she'd send us kids out of the room altogether.

When You Don't See Me: A Letter to My Patients

Sonja Mitrevska-Schwartzbach, BSN, RN, CCRN | Posted 02.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Sonja Mitrevska-Schwartzbach, BSN, RN, CCRN

I carry you with me. I am your nurse. So when you don't see me, please know that I'm near. Your life is my responsibility -- your livelihood, my pride. We carry you with us: on scribbled notes in pockets, through aching within worn bodies -- forever in our minds.

Go Outside, Get Your Yoga On

Susanna Barkataki | Posted 02.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Susanna Barkataki

Ever have those days where the whole day goes by in a fury? All of a sudden, it is nighttime, and you wonder where the day went. In our highly-...

11 Signs You're a Highly-Sensitive Person

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 02.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

Are you curious to see if you are a highly sensitive person? Here are 11 signs that you may be one:

How to Radiate Beauty From the Inside Out

Belinda Anderson | Posted 02.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Belinda Anderson

Have you ever met someone who may not be the most physically attractive person, yet there's something innately beautiful about them? You can't put you...

The Surf Love Story of an Introvert Mermaid

Candace Loy | Posted 01.29.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Candace Loy

In the beginning, I was always more scared, than calm, excited and confident like those around me. The pictures you see of the composed and artful ...

Enjoying Mother Nature Is Wonderful, Healing Self Care

Dayna Colvin | Posted 01.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Dayna Colvin

I'd like to share something wonderful that I do for myself every chance I get that I enjoy for holistic self-care. I'm a very simple, down-to-earth w...

A Realist's Guide to Self-Care That Doesn't Involve Meditation

Jillian Lauren | Posted 01.27.2016 | Parents
Jillian Lauren

People ask you this a lot when you're parenting young children, or going through some kind of a crisis. They often follow it up with a suggestion that is either time-consuming or expensive, or both. I agree that self-care is essential, but those suggestions can leave me feeling like there's yet one more thing I should be doing but I'm not.

When a Car Is Not a Car

Adria Firestone | Posted 01.25.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Adria Firestone

When inspiration for writing pops into my head, it often makes me laugh. The title of this article made me think of the old joke: when is a door not ...

Investigating the Premises: Is My School Promoting Self Care?

Alex Leininger | Posted 01.26.2016 | College
Alex Leininger

For both parents and college kids alike, there tools and programs to ensure that the first few years away from home are healthy ones.

Strategies to Help Moms Avoid Compassion Fatigue

Shari Medini | Posted 01.25.2016 | Parents
Shari Medini

Self care doesn't have to mean extravagant girls' weekends and shopping binges. Self care is more about the day to day mindset and small things that you do to decrease your stress levels and refill your compassion tank.

Why Have You Chosen to Be So Busy?

Jessica Barrett | Posted 01.21.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jessica Barrett

Examine these questions carefully. Examine how fulfilling your life is. Are you existing, or living? With all this busyness, there is so much life you're not living. What are you going to regret?

I Quit

Kristen Mae | Posted 01.19.2016 | Parents
Kristen Mae

I quit putting everyone else first. From now on, I might exercise when I should be cooking dinner. Find some leftovers, kids. Or ask dad to cook. I promise, he knows how.

Why Your Children Need You To Get Your Groove Back

Mia Redrick | Posted 01.19.2016 | Women
Mia Redrick

We all know that being a mother requires constantly adjusting to a new phase of womanhood. Many of us get stuck shifting gears through the transition...

5 Ways to Restore Balance in Under 5 Minutes

Lara Heacock | Posted 01.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Lara Heacock

On the days when you're emotional balloon is about to burst and you're either going to scream, cry, quit or all of the above, give yourself one minute to breathe or three minutes to laugh. Those are the minutes that will fuel you.

The Consequences of Trying to do It All

Emily Hirsh | Posted 01.15.2016 | Parents
Emily Hirsh

It's easy to get in to the mindset of checking off the to do lists. Moving from one to the next and always looking in to the future. If you just get this one thing done then maybe you'll be satisfied. But no. There's always more and there will always be more.

The Best Way To Prep For Spring Term? 10 Secrets For Self-Care

Amy Oestreicher | Posted 01.13.2016 | College
Amy Oestreicher

As we get ready to get back into the school grind after the holidays, don't forget to take a deep breath. Sure, you may be taking way more courses than you think you can handle, or you may be worried about that one core requirement that you've been putting off since your first year, but don't worry, you've got this!

Let Yourself Be Over the Moon

Naomi Segel | Posted 01.13.2016 | Parents
Naomi Segel

I am suggesting that new parents get away. GET AWAY. For a few days. For a weekend. For a week. Whatever works for your schedule and for your budget. Just get away and do not feel guilty. Your baby (or babies) will be fine!

DISPATCH: I Can Do It, You Can Do It

Miriam Ava | Posted 01.11.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Miriam Ava

Community equals immunity. Something good happens to your primordial grid when you're spending time with like-minded folks. Knowledge is shared. Ins...

Creating Positive Intentions for the New Year

Katie Cavuto MS RD | Posted 01.08.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Katie Cavuto MS RD

We are a little over a week into the New Year and all the hype around resolutions is already exhausting. Forget about that unreasonable, obligatory r...

Self-Care is Self-Love: 15 Tips for Moms to Stay in Charge of Their Daily Lives

Marva Soogrim | Posted 01.07.2016 | Parents
Marva Soogrim

Once you stay in tune with your awesome self, the sky is the limit for what you will do for your family. Self-care is self-love. You are making sure to stay in your own power.

Find Your Inspired Work Calling in 2016

Terra Christoff M.A. | Posted 01.07.2016 | Women
Terra Christoff M.A.

Your calling is the deepest creative expression of who you are, what you value, and how you share your gifts, passions, and talents. The beginning of the new year marks a time for restoring inward focus and thinking about the future -- the perfect moment for re-examining your calling.

25 Self-Love Quotes

Jen Smith | Posted 01.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jen Smith

1. "You, yourself, as much as anybody else in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection." -- Buddha 2. "In your own life it's important ...

Why You Don't Need Another Resolution

Monica Carota | Posted 01.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Monica Carota

I'm going to be honest with you. I don't like January. It's not about the post-holiday blahs. Or the freezing temperatures and shapeless parkas. (Al...