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
Last week’s episode threw me for such a loop that I decided I wouldn’t know how I felt about it until I saw how Issa handled it. In case you missed it (and stop reading if you don’t want spoilers), Issa leaned a bit too heavily on her ex-friend with benefits Daniel in the aftermath of her students finding out about her ratchet open mic
When we left off on episode 3, Issa and Lawrence threw out their old “bouch” (best inside joke that makes me laugh every time I think of it) and it seemed like the long-term couple was heading for a fresh start. When we kick off episode 4, “Thirsty As F***,” we see Lawrence coming back from a run and Issa invites him in the shower
When we last saw Issa, she had reluctantly returned home to the apartment she shared with Lawrence, her boo of five years, after hiding out at her friend’s Molly’s spot to figure out if she wanted to break up or not. She choose to stick it out a little while longer, and so here we are. We open with them having an awkward night together,
It has taken me a full week to sit down and come down off the high that was #HereWeGrow16. Just about two years ago, I had the idea to bring women together for a weekend of relaxation and sisterhood, to focus solely on ourselves and leave all the obligations at home. Now we are two years in, and looking at a third. All the stress
I used to think of self-care as something “extra.” Something I do to treat myself after I get done with all the work of adulthood — paying bills, getting work done, tending to my children. But I’ve since learned that I can not be the best me if I’m not regularly tending to myself. When I talk to women about self-care and urge them to
Last night, almost completely on a whim, I joined a friend at a local line-dancing class, where she goes multiple times a week to have fun and socialize with other people. She told me about it a few weeks prior and I kept it in the back of my mind as something fun to do when I had the chance. When I had the chance….