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.Read More
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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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
This month, as we focus on relying on self care through big transitions, it feels important to acknowledge that making these major changes can sometimes be a form of self care in and of itself. This is not to say that the decision to shake up our lives is an easy one; even if it is unquestionably the right move for us, change can still be painful. So the question I hope to tackle then is twofold; First, how can we know that making a change is going to be in our best interest? And second, how can we best care for ourselves throughout these upheavals?Read More
For the next three weeks, I'll be sharing posts related to Ayurvedic medicine and making specific suggestions based on the three different energies, or "doshas" identified by this tradition. If you missed last week's blog post, which provided an introduction to Ayurvedic medicine and a link to the doshas quiz, find it here.
The goal of Ayurvedic medicine is to help people understand and balance their energies. Imbalances often come from problems in one of three areas: lifestyle, diet, and movement. I'll explore diet and movement in the upcoming weeks, but for now let's focus on lifestyle. Lifestyle factors that contribute to imbalanced energies are different depending on the type of energy that tends to be dominant in you.Read More