• 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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