Over in our private self-care support group, the Suite (CLICK HERE TO JOIN IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY), we’ve been having a ton of discussion about body image: Why do we criticize ourselves if our weight fluctuates? Why does buying a bigger pair of pants or a larger dress (instead of trying to squeeze into too-tight clothes) upset us so much? Why is food such a
You ever hear of a book that everyone raves about, you get a copy and you’re just like, “Meh”? That’s how it was with The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown. I just didn’t get the hype. I picked it up because as a recovering perfectionist, I wanted to know how I could release that burden of wanting everything to be good and perfect and
I don’t know what it says that the first two books of the #SelfCareSyllabus (click here for the first) were both written before I was born in 1985. If anything, I think it means that the barriers to good self-care and emotional wellness are well entrenched in society and for generations we’ve been having a hard time figuring it out. After I devoured The
As I continue this work of self-care and intense emotional discovery, I keep coming across books and magazines and essays that I want to shove in everyone’s hands and say, “READ THIS. IT WILL KEEP YOU SANE.” I started keeping a list on my phone but I wanted to create something that made it accessible to all the women who make up this glorious community.
One book I’ve read recently that helped put a lot of my self care issues into perspective is The Dance of Anger by Dr. Harriet Lerner. It’s an old book (about as old as I am) and I should have read it years ago. But a major point in the book is that we get angry in situations where we perceive something to be unfair
Welcome to the first installment of my new series, Inside the Self-Care Suite. Each month, I’ll be hosting an phenomenal voice in the arena of self-care, diving deep on the topics that matter most in our daily lives. Since February is traditionally the month of love, we kicked off the series with Ivy Felicia, holistic wellness coach and founder of MeMyBodyAndLove.com. Her specialty is helping women
After years of skipping my annual physical, I finally made an appointment to go this past March. I couldn’t call myself a self-care coach if I hadn’t gotten a full medical work up since my son was born in 2008. That just doesn’t work. Upon my visit, most of my tests were great — except my blood pressure was sky-high. I was only 30 so
Over the past year, I have been working hard on my self-care subscription box business, the Bloom Beautifully box. Each shipment is 5 or 6 items that help women take care of themselves, mind, body and soul. A huge part of my job is searching to find companies that get it — they know what it means to balance several different roles and to need a