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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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Give Thanks

Lauren

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, this week seemed like a good time to discuss methods to help increase feelings of thankfulness. In my last blog post, I talked about the personal benefits of gratitude, but how exactly can we choose to feel thankful? Especially when recent events make it difficult to see the positive, how can we foster an attitude of gratitude? The answer is intention. 

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Thanks a Million

Lauren

This month's theme is gratitude, and I have to say that I feel very thankful for the things that I have learned while researching this topic. I feel grateful for the ability to feel grateful, knowing what an impact being intentional about this can have on a person's life. Not only does practicing gratitude benefit the people around us (who doesn't enjoy hearing a heartfelt "thank you"?), but it is hugely influential to our own happiness as well; gratitude functions like a natural anti depressant. 

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Comfort Food

Lauren

In addition to lifestyle habits, which I discussed in last week's blog post, Ayurvedic wisdom about diet can also be useful in informing our self care routines. Talking about food can sometimes bring up uncomfortable or painful emotions for people, so I want to make it clear that this post will not demonize or judge any type of food as "bad". Healthy eating means eating a variety of foods that give you the nutrients you need to survive. It means sometimes overeating and sometimes not eating enough, but mostly eating an amount that feels comfortable to you. In terms of comfort, Ayurvedic wisdom tells us that, depending on your dosha, certain types of food are capable of providing more comfort than others. 

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Our Bodies, Ourselves

Lauren

Ayurveda is an ancient system of mind/body healing that has been used in India and neighboring countries for thousands of years. The word Ayurveda is sanskrit, and translates to "the wisdom of life." Today, Ayurvedic medicine continues to be used as a way for people to become self actualized; it allows us to strike a healthy balance and integration between our environment, body, mind, and spirit. 

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Top Ten: Habits for Self Care

Lauren

To close out this month's series on self care Ton Ten lists, I have researched and assembled a list of the Top Ten Habits for Self Care. These are daily activities that are essential for not only surviving, but thriving. They go beyond the basics of what we need to live and touch on what we need to live well. Take a look at the list below and let me know what you think in the comments! 

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