When Emily and her daughter caught a nasty virus, her regular self-care practices fell to the wayside. Yoga and meditation were seen as expendable, and healthy eating was just too exhausting to even contemplate. Problem is, those were the very practices that were keeping her feeling more balanced and healthy.
Once the dust settled and the sickness lifted, Betsy began to ask questions around what Emily was doing to take care of herself and her daughter, and what, if anything, she was doing to get better.
Of course, those questions prompted further discussions and a whole lot of self-reflection. AND, it prompted us to want to talk more about the in’s and out’s of self-care, particularly when something like an illness or surgery comes in and throws everything off track.
What about you?
What do you have in place in your own life to support you and help you feel better? How does being sick (or tired, or in recovery mode) change how you take care of yourself?
Also, are there things you’ve wanted to try but have either been afraid of it or pushed it off to the side?
- General feelings around self-care
- Is self-care selfish?
- Taking care of our bodies
- The mental side of self-care
- Introversion, extroversion, and the power of being alone
- Creativity and play
- When things throw a wrench in our self-care routines
- Recovering from illness or trauma
- Intuition and self-care
- Cellular Expansion
- Sensory Deprivation Tanks
- Himalayan Salt Cave
- The meditation episode (Ep. #9)
- The interview with Leslie on Tarot (Ep. #5)
- Make Miracles in 40 Days by Melodie Beatty
- Dry Brush
- Silk Pillowcases
Quotables:When we invest time into ourselves we are really nurturing our own happiness. Click To Tweet I've really begun to cherish just being alone. Click To Tweet Time is ticking, so why waste it on people who aren't contributing in a positive way to your life. Click To Tweet When I couldn't do anything but lay on the couch, my self-care simply became about coziness. Click To Tweet I knew I wanted to do better, I just didn't know how to do it. Click To Tweet The end result is always the same: wanting to feel more complete and more whole. Click To Tweet