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 #7: Routine Anchors & Daily Reminders

I cannot believe we are about to kick off week #8. It is wild to think back on how different life is now from what it was like several weeks ago. Wow. It is also hard not to worry about the future and what our “new normal” will look like and all the “what ifs.”Continue reading “Thoughts from Quarantine Week #7: Routine Anchors & Daily Reminders”

Where to Start with Your Self-Care Routine

“I don’t have time for self-care.” “I don’t need self-care.” “That’s not for me.” “I tried self-care once, and it did not work.” These are some of the lies we tell ourselves. Stop making excuses. Here is the bottom line: self-care is not optional. We must properly care for our well-being if we want aContinue reading “Where to Start with Your Self-Care Routine”