Because change on all levels tends to be slow, fighting the good fight against oppression can be as exhausting as it is important. In order to continue to feel energized enough to persist, we need to care for our activist selves and encourage friends to do the same. Here are some specific ideas to tailor your self care practice to meet your needs so you can keep moving and fighting.Read More
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It's December already! As the end of the year approaches, some of us may be contemplating resolutions; evaluating the goals we had for ourselves this past year, coming up with new goals for the year ahead. As we think about our New Year's resolutions, I want us to remind ourselves of the definition of "resolute," the root of resolution, which is, "to be admirably purposeful, determined, and unwavering."
These are strong words! If we are going to pay "purposeful, determined, and unwavering" attention to something, it seems to me that the thing we are striving for should be incredibly meaningful.Read More
When I think of my childhood, I think of magic. I have always been fascinated with the idea that people can be powerful, that human beings can develop abilities that allow them to do the impossible. When I was a kid, this meant I devoured Harry Potter, played with glittery wands, and adored Halloween. As an adult, I think this same interest in human power and transformation is what led me to a career in therapy, and a specialization in self care.Read More
Most of us have bad habits; we bite our nails, spend too much time scrolling through Facebook, we snack on junk food even when we're not hungry, or we may regularly drink too much or use drugs in excess. In moderation, these things are not necessarily unhealthy, but they become "bad" habits when we overuse them.
It's important to remember that having "bad" habits does not make us bad. It makes us human.Read More
As I begin to notice the first signs of cool breezes and chilly mornings, I am thinking about transitions. I love autumn, but it is always hard for me to say goodbye to summer. The shift into fall weather is a bittersweet one, as many transitions are; whether we are dealing with a breakup, the loss of a loved one, or even an overall positive feeling transition such as a shift in weather, a move, or a promotion, change can be a struggle. Caring for ourselves with kindness and compassion becomes even more important when we are going through an adjustment.Read More