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Self Care Solitaire blog featuring self care suggestions, clinical examples, product recommendations and playlists to help readers identify healthy routines and habits they can incorporate into their own lives

 

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Eye of the Tiger

Lauren

To continue this month's discussion of New Year's resolutions, I wanted to address the issue of motivation. Sometimes, when we've been working hard on something, we become so tired that we feel like giving up. It can be hard to remain resolute, ("purposeful, determined, and unwavering") but if we prepare emotionally for the difficulty of working to achieve our goals, and plan appropriate self care ahead of time, this will increase our chances of being successful.

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Gratitude Playlist

Lauren

I wrote last week that when we are going through difficult times, it is especially "important to recognize that we can choose to experience gratitude for even the tiniest of moments," I didn't know just how difficult the week would be, and just how much myself and others would be relying on small opportunities for thankfulness to make it through.

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Season of the Witch

Lauren

This month's playlist is my attempt to capture the essence of Halloween. For me, this time of year is multifaceted: it's about fear and monsters, but it's also about acknowledging and accepting our shadows, exploring and integrating aspects from other identities. It's about embracing ourselves as magical beings, which we are - down to our stardust skeletons. Give these songs a listen and let me know what you think in the comments. Any other suggestions for Halloween related tunes? 

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Since U Been Gone

Lauren

Sometimes self care means cutting ties with a person who was, at one point, very important to us. The end of a relationship can be an incredibly painful thing to cope with, even if we know it is ultimately going to be the right thing for us. However, it can also be freeing. In addition to the sadness and grief that come very naturally when disengaging from another person, we can sometimes manage to connect with a sense of excitement and independence. 

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Top Ten: Albums for Self Care

Lauren

Many of us turn to art when we are feeling strong emotions. We might express these emotions through creating art ourselves. Or we might enjoy art created by others by engaging in activities like reading or listening to music. Art can help us in various ways. It can allow us to distract ourselves from unwanted feelings and replace them with different feelings. Or it can assist us in processing our feelings by expressing the same type of emotion we are experiencing.

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