• I wish I could give a play by play self-care strategy for preventing burnout at work, but I can’t because I never did find one for myself. I burnout, and it was awful. I feel that if I had to do it all again, knowing what I know now, it would not have happened to […]

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  • Recently, when I was unemployed, I was really frustrated because I had all of this time to practice better self-care, but no money to do it. I felt like everything that I wanted to do cost money, and it was really dejecting; however, I have managed to find many different self-care practices, that didn’t cost a […]

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  • . I have been plagued by intense tension headaches for a number of years, so I set out to discover how saunas might benefit me in easing my neck pain/tension headaches. I also have some other muscular pain that I was hoping to ease. So, I wanted to know exactly how long I should stay […]

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  • The other day, I was about to step into a dry sauna, with the intent of relaxing and listening to a guided meditation on my iPhone. Before stepping in, I suddenly stopped and wondered if it was ok to take my phone into the sauna. I do not mean “ok” in the sense of a […]

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  • I am a fairly anxious person. I have been for as long as I remember, BUT I am getting better. I am learning to cope and to take better care of myself. For a long time, one question confounded me “How do you practice good self-care when you are feeling anxious?” I always felt like there […]

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  • The use of essential oils confounded me for years. It was unclear to me how to use them, or if I should use them, or what I should use them for. I bought a few bottles on one optimistic afternoon, resolved to use them for soaps or… something. After 5 years of them sitting in […]

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  • I have persistent muscle pain including tension headaches, foot pain, hip pain, back pain… you get the idea. Honestly, for a long time I have been sort of half-heartedly trying to reduce my pain; for example, I got exercises from the a physiotherapist, but then never complete them. I have gotten pretty tired of being […]

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  • How do you have a successful self-care night? Well the truth is, there is no right or wrong way to have a self-care night. There are a lot of different ideas on what self-care is/means. I think hat self-care is anything that you want to do to nurture your mind, body or soul. A big […]

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  • A few years ago, when my sister’s daughter was diagnosed with cancer I felt completely helpless. I wanted to take the pain away from my sister, but of course, I couldn’t. I decided to send her a self-care gift basket to try to ease her pain in any way that I could, and to let […]

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  • I am no stranger to depression. I have been coping with depression for most of my life, and was diagnosed with Bipolar disorder about 8 years ago.  I’ve often felt myself thinking something like this: “If I exercised more, I’d have more energy, but I don’t have enough energy to exercise.” This type of thinking […]

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