4 Self-Care New Year’s Resolutions

New Year is my favorite holiday. Yeah, I like big turkey dinners and I thoroughly enjoy opening gifts but you hand me a notebook and a few pilot pens (colorful ink please) and tell me to plan a new year – I am on cloud nine. I love that feeling of new-ness and wide-open-ness and the feeling that this year might be the year it happens, even if I don’t know what it is. Plus it’s the perfect time to start working in my Self-Care Planner and writing down all of your self-care new year’s resolutions!  I’ve noticed that this year there’s been a bit of smack talking about New Year’s Resolutions and I wanted to share my own point of view. I don’t think that making resolutions sets you up to fail, I don’t think that they indicate you’re broken, I don’t think that they’re a waste of time, or that…

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Holiday Recovery Plan

We made it you guys! We got through the holidays and now it’s time to focus on our holiday recovery plan. There are six days until the New Year, till the end of the decade – so we’re in this weird in between place. I don’t know about you, but I am exhausted. If I had to give this holiday stars, it would be 2/5. I just wasn’t feeling the holiday season and I will shamelessly admit that I’m glad it’s over. Working in retail. Missing loved ones. Coping with your mental illness. Running out of spoons. Disappointment over your experience. We all have our reasons to recover. Here are some ideas for your holiday recovery plan. Bundle up and take a slow walk. Breathe deep. Notice your surroundings and the sounds. Release the tension in your shoulders. Enjoy the moment. Enjoy the gifts in your life – whether they’re…

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Raising Your Energy Vibration Fast

We as humans radiate energy. You can call it a vibe – feeling – aura – but when you’re around other people you can often get a sense of who they are. We’ve all been around people that radiate drama and just seem to suck the life out of the room. We can be those people and not even realize it. I know that for me, my social anxiety and depression often affected other people’s perception of me and it has affected *my* perception of myself. There are many great benefits to having a high vibration of energy. For one thing, it usually means that you are going to attract more positive things into your life, and that things will tend to go your way much more often. But it is also just a much more peaceful and enjoyable way of living, and it is something that you are going…

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How to Stay Body Positive During the Holidays

Eat whatever you want and don’t feel guilty about it. But it’s not that easy right? No one can expect you to erase 20+ years of social conditioning and toxic diet culture by the time you get to Grandma’s house for turkey dinner. That’s a big (and pretty impossible) ask. Instead, we’re going to talk about how to navigate the holidays with a healthier mindset about food and our bodies and by taking it one step at a time, if we can’t reach body positivity then neutrality is the next best thing. Let’s talk about those little steps forward that we can take. For so many of us, the act of eating a holiday meal can involve guilt, shame, punishment, anxiety and an unhealthy serving of commentary from friends and family. It starts with changing your mindset. Everyone is different. There’s no blanket advice I can give you, but let’s…

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