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Self Care

8 'Me Time' Tips If You're Feeling Lost

Helen Butler | Posted 11.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Helen Butler

These eight strategies really helped me this year when I was lost and low and extremely out of flow. With the silly season nearly here I'd like to share these with you so that if you are feeling worried, anxious, exhausted or simply out of sorts you can delve into them, to help you shift some of that lost-ness.

Sex and Drugs, No Rock and Roll: Straight Talk in Group Therapy

Joanna Charnas | Posted 11.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Joanna Charnas

Naming the dangerous, irresponsible, and sometimes illegal activities people use to cope when they're distressed is important during group therapy. Su...

3 Tips for Self-Care Around the Holidays

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 11.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

The holiday season is upon us once again. And though the holidays are often all about family gatherings, holiday parties, and taking part in all the various festivities to get in the "holiday spirit," it's important to remember that self-care is vital in these few months.

3 Powerful Practices to Embrace Your Full Life

Emily Madill | Posted 11.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Emily Madill

Receiving the opportunity to live a full life is meant to be a gift, not a burden. It all comes down to our perception and approach to life. See what happens when you add an element of gratitude to your view.

A Radical Approach to Self Care

Justin Haaheim | Posted 11.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Justin Haaheim

We struggle with self care. We want to practice better self care. We want to do more of it. We don't think we have the time for it.

8 Tips To Help Heal From Depression

Megan Bruneau | Posted 11.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Megan Bruneau

When we make space for depression to be there, we can make linkages and better understand what causes it. When we become more aware of these causes, we can do what we need to feel better. Finally, we can be intentional around living our lives despite the presence of depression.

Self-Care For Moms Of Multiples (That Isn't Totally Unrealistic)

K.K. Goldberg | Posted 11.13.2015 | Parents
K.K. Goldberg

Parenting multiples frequently means putting your own needs utterly aside, or at least postponing them.

"I've Lost Myself"- How to Reconnect with Oneself

Harriet Cabelly | Posted 11.10.2015 | Women
Harriet Cabelly

What small pleasures can you add in to your day? Give the gift of You back to Yourself in the smallest of doses and the rewards will start to add up. Enjoyment will begin to be felt. As they say, it's the little things that count.

What's Good for Roses Is Good for You

Tara Fass | Posted 11.09.2015 | Green
Tara Fass

If you expect blossoms next spring, a severe cutting back is a must end of fall garden ritual for roses. Before they go dormant for the winter, there...

3 Keys to Being Irresistibly Attractive

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 11.04.2015 | Women
Jennifer Twardowski

We all want others to like us. Deep down in our hearts we all want to feel supported, respected, and, most importantly, loved.

3 Ways to Get Right Back Into the Game

Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA | Posted 11.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA

Knowing how to prioritize and being sincere when you do need to cancel or postpone can be freeing. After all, we're human. Every person can understand feeling over-extended or stressed. By being honest, you may also be helping the next person to do the same.

So I Went on a Yoga Retreat

Susanna Barkataki | Posted 11.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Susanna Barkataki

Yes, yoga retreats. They get a bad rap at times in the yoga world. Expensive, bougie, inaccessible. I'm so clear that retreats are not a luxury but...

Redefining Selfish

Laura Jack | Posted 10.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Laura Jack

For so long we have valued martyrdom. The more we give, the better we are, even if it means that our own self-care goes by the wayside. We are so worried that we may seem selfish that we have almost gone too far the other direction. We have forgotten how to take care of ourselves.

5 Everyday Self-Care Tips for Moms

Jennifer S. White | Posted 10.25.2015 | Parents
Jennifer S. White

I care for myself when I make a cup of coffee in the morning and take the time to have that first slow sip before starting breakfast for my kids. I care for myself when I take ten minutes to have a shower alone. These tiny rituals are the ones that can have the most substantial effect upon my day.

Relieve Stress by Being Present: 3 Simple Reminders

Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA | Posted 10.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA

Being a spiritual person means that you honor your body and care for it as much as you do your psyche. Your body is here for you, to take you through your days on this planet. It's a vital part of who you are. The more you honor the body and keep it healthy, the happier and more relaxed you will be.

5 Required Items in Designing Your Ideal Week

Curtis McHale | Posted 10.13.2015 | Business
Curtis McHale

About two years ago I had my first ideal week. One where I was in a state of flow all the time. I worked on projects that were awesome and I only had a few interruptions I scheduled in to one day. The rest of my week was free to get real work done without interruption.

A Clean Bill of Health Can Be Deadly: The Power of S.M.A.R.T. Thinking

Carol J. Scott, M.D. | Posted 10.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Carol J. Scott, M.D.

High reliability organizations take action every day towards achieving the benchmark goal of zero preventable harmful events. They constantly weigh the cumulative impact of daily choices and actions.

Before You Help Others, You Must First Help Yourself

Nozomi Morgan | Posted 10.13.2015 | Business
Nozomi Morgan

Often, it begins with saying "no" to others and "yes" to yourself. Accountability time! Share in the comments below which of the suggestions you will start with. Or, add your own suggestion to the list.

'Me Time' Enhances Marriages

Marcia Naomi Berger | Posted 10.13.2015 | Women
Marcia Naomi Berger

You may have heard that a weekly date with your partner fosters a good relationship. Do you also make sure to enjoy self-nurturing activities individually? By overdoing togetherness, you can lose touch with your essential self.

Why Goal Setting Doesn't Work -- And Here's What I'm Doing Instead

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 10.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

Here's what I'm doing in a step-by-step guide so that you can start doing the same:

Why Your Ear Piercings Suddenly Smell Putrid -- And How To Prevent The Stank

Women's Health | Posted 10.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Women's Health

A gorgeous pair of earrings is a great accessory -- but what's the deal with the holes in your ears smelling like rotten cheese? Turns out it's a mix of skin cells and natural oils getting clogged all up in there. Um, gross.

6 Tips for Surviving Seasonal Affective Disorder

Shawna Ayoub Ainslie | Posted 10.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Shawna Ayoub Ainslie

As winter approaches, I am rediscovering the strength of my relationship with light. Winter is the season of quiet.

Let's End Burnout in the Movement

Victor Narro | Posted 10.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Victor Narro

It takes courage to radically change direction towards a more sustainable and healthy movement for justice. But change makers owe nothing less to the millions of community members impacted by the economic injustices they fight for every day. If we can truly support one another and open our hearts, we can connect and create a radical solidarity.

The Things That Coffee Can't Fix

Amber Kane | Posted 10.07.2015 | Women
Amber Kane

Drink another cup of coffee, yes more coffee that will fix everything. That's what I kept telling my tired body, and while I drank A LOT of coffee , it seemed like my weariness was deeper than what the caffeine could reach, and so I had to push back the voice that just kept saying, why not try a stronger cup of coffee, why not drink the one labeled dark magic, and instead listen to the one saying, stop.

Why I'm Not Waiting Until My Kids Are Older To Enjoy My Life

Jennifer S. White | Posted 10.06.2015 | Parents
Jennifer S. White

I hope they learn through this example that self-care and finding joy where we are right now are not things to let fall by the wayside for any reason, even parenting young children.