It’s so hard to use your voice sometimes. Love me like this. Treat me like this. Respect me like this. It’s difficult to ask for what you need. There are so many things wrapped up in those feelings. Fear of rejection. Fear of not being valued. Fear of asking too much. Fear of being met with anger, resentment, apathy. So much fear. Instead, we quiet our voices. Stuff it down. And we give and give and give, hoping that it will somehow fill in that space. That if we can just love enough and give enough it will be reflected
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If you’re struggling to create time for self-care or you’re trying to discover what kinds of self-care you need in your life right now, check out the Self-Love Workbook. It’s 250+ pages of self-care worksheets, planner pages, and so much more. It’s designed to help you discover exactly what kind of self-care works for you, and it is very you-specific. I’ve also created the Self-Love Guide, a 12-week program full of meditations, printables, and videos and (Be)Loved a 30-day morning self-care practice. With self-care, there is no one-size-fits-all formula. Everyone needs something a little different. Self-care: Actions you perform to
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In May I was going through a period of depression. Nothing new, it’s been that way my whole life and it’s always a reminder to start taking care of myself more, loving myself more, and connecting with myself more. I have been all about wrapping myself in a warm blanket of love and comfort day after day after day. I love how good I’ve become at taking care of myself like that. It’s taken years of practice to not feel inconvenienced or annoyed by my own needs. To make time for myself and not feel resentful that I’m not being “productive”.
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It’s almost a brand new month! That means it’s time to grab your Self-Love Workbook, turn to the monthly review pages for June, and let it all go. Release, release, release. Next, turn the page and start filling out your goals and self-care plans for July. Need to make a to-do list so that you can stay on top of it all? There’s a spot for that. I never much liked summer until I started managing my depression and practicing self-care. It made me actually want to go outside. I remember it clearly, even though it was eight years ago. That
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The internet can be a wonderful place, in fact, most of my friends live there. Yet, it can also be a place full of trolls, hatred, and unhappiness, especially for a sensitive person like me. Before I unfollowed, unliked, and unfriended the things that brought me down there were many times when a perfectly good mood was ruined by the internet. You log on first thing in the morning and where’s the first place you go? Maybe you check your email, the news, Facebook, or catch up on the latest celeb gossip. I don’t judge, but I have a question?
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If you fall anywhere on the scale of nature-loving-pagan then you know that tomorrow is the Summer Solstice, one of the solar holidays, which means it marks the beginning of a certain season. Well, hello there Summer. The Summer Solstice, also called Litha, is when the Sun is at the peak of its power. The days are longer and it’s shining hot and bright in the sky. Soak in that warmth (but use sunscreen). It’s also when the Faery Folk come out to play. Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, anyone? It’s a day of light and is the perfect time
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I unknowingly made my own Self-Care Kit almost five years ago. I was feeling pretty down and going through a period of intense depression. I got on facebook and asked my friends to send me a message telling me that they loved me and then telling me why, so I could print them out and keep them. I asked the same from the people I knew around me. The result was a collection of little notes telling me how loved I was. I put them in a shoebox, added candy, my favorite tea bags, and a list of things to do
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It’s time to pull out your handy, dandy, Self-Love Workbooks and start planning for June! (Sorry I’m a few days late!) In the Self-Love Workbook, each month has a beginning and an ending. Fill out May’s ending, letting go of all the things that went wrong, celebrating all of the things that went right, so that you can start planning for June. What are your goals and needs? How are you going to practice self-care while you’re out there making magic happen? This month, I have a self-care mission for you: Woo yourself. Treat yourself in an adoring way because
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Today we’re going to talk about dining out with Social Anxiety, that oh so wonderful dinner companion. When you walk into the restaurant, Social Anxiety leans over and points out that everyone is suddenly looking at you. When you try to make your order Social Anxiety starts giggling uncontrollably because it knows you’re about to trip over all of your words. And you want to ask for something extra? Why are you being so picky and demanding? No one likes customers like that. Oh, you want to go to a buffet? Everyone is judging you. Just let everyone go in front of
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The last few weeks I realized that I needed to add some spiritual self-care to my life. I needed to deeply reconnect with my soul. Have you ever felt like your life isn’t quite right? It’s like a picture you’ve hung up on the wall only to see it’s the tiniest bit crooked. Something just feels off. Of course, you have, you’re human. We’ve all had that feeling of off-ness that we just can’t put out finger on. I was having that feeling last week. Depression wasn’t quite the word for it, and neither was feeling in a funk. It
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