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The Intersection of Trauma, Resilience & Self-Care

I have been researching trauma, and in my studying, I stumbled upon something that I find fascinating. When we think about healing trauma, we promote building resilience, but how? Resilience sounds like a mythical, unreachable goal (it is not), but it feels that way. However, if we re-frame our thoughts around resilience and view itContinue reading “The Intersection of Trauma, Resilience & Self-Care”

Self-Care as Self-Preservation: The Origins of Self-Care

Close your eyes and picture self-care. What comes to mind? Was it a person? What color was their skin? Most likely, you thought of a white, affluent looking woman doing something relaxing. Maybe she had cucumbers over her eyes while resting in a plush bathrobe surrounded by overpriced bath products, or something along those lines.Continue reading “Self-Care as Self-Preservation: The Origins of Self-Care”

Ayurveda: Improving Our Daily Routine (Dinacharya)

Two weeks ago, I introduced Ayurveda on the blog. To refresh, Ayurveda is the world’s oldest holistic healing system. The basic belief is that the mind, body, and spirit are connected, and the balance of all three promotes optimal health and wellness. During my Facebook LIVE session on May 19th, I also talk about/demonstrate theContinue reading “Ayurveda: Improving Our Daily Routine (Dinacharya)”

Thoughts from Quarantine Week #8: Incorporating Ayurveda into your Routine

We have completed the two-month mark of quarantine, and while some things of my new normal I love so much (ex: coffee with my husband every morning on our back porch), things remain challenging for many reasons. First off, my work seems to take longer in a remote world, and the construct of time isContinue reading “Thoughts from Quarantine Week #8: Incorporating Ayurveda into your Routine”

Thoughts from Quarantine Week #5: Reflections from my Self-Care events

This week I was honored to be a part of two virtual events where I got to share my expertise on self-care with two different groups of educators. While preparing and participating in these events, I was reminded of some important aspects of self-care that I want to share with you in this week’s blog. Continue reading “Thoughts from Quarantine Week #5: Reflections from my Self-Care events”


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