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Category: Self Care

30 seconds

30 seconds is all it takes to make someone feel validated. To make someone feel heard. To give someone hope. The deepest desire of the human heart is to belong, to be included and to know you are seen and valued. Although I sometimes feel small talk can be tedious, for me, it is such an important life skill I feel is worth the effort. One of my heart rules is to always speak to someone, strangers or not, if you can. It keeps us connected. It is one way… Read more 30 seconds

Anxiety

I have spent most of my entire life suffering with generalized anxiety/panic disorder. If you have never suffered from an anxiety disorder, it can be difficult to understand just how debilitating it can be. I am an introverted extrovert. Most everyone along the way of my life would likely never know how badly I have suffered from anxiety. There are 5 different types of major anxiety disorders. Generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and social phobia. We all have feelings of anxiety, worry and fear sometimes.… Read more Anxiety

Depression

Imagine watching everyone else handle life so effortlessly while for you, getting out of bed some days looks like an impossible feat. Barely treading water. Impossible. The pain sometimes so unbearable that death seems a better alternative. Still I get out of bed. I get dressed. Put on my makeup and shoes. Show up and pretend to be like everyone else. Fraud. That is what I am. Maybe no one will notice. People talk to me and it’s a reminder to me just how lonely I actually am. I smile… Read more Depression

Prepare For Morning Success/Importance of Sleep!

Go. To. Bed. Seriously, just go to bed. This has always been and continues to be a difficult task for me. More difficult than waking at 5am! Waking early to tackle your days begins the night before. If we prepare the night before to wake up on time in the morning, we have a better chance of keeping our fingers off of that snooze button. Preparing will ensure success! I spent many years, most of my adult years eating junk food and binge watching Netflix after my kids went to… Read more Prepare For Morning Success/Importance of Sleep!

Wake up at 5am!

Self care is so critical in your daily life. It improves your physical and mental health in addition to boosting your productivity! When we don’t focus on ourselves, we are basically “pouring from an empty cup.” We start to get worn down and feel like life is just a struggle. It becomes difficult to serve others in our daily lives. It becomes difficult to feel like moving on throughout our days. One way I have nurtured my well being is by waking at 5AM. Every day. On purpose! Yes, you… Read more Wake up at 5am!