Slumber & Self-Care: Tips for Improving Your Sleep Routine

When you wake up in the morning, how do you feel? Refreshed? Rested? Or like you need the coffee to kick in before you can function? Sleep is an essential aspect of self-care, yet proper sleep is something that many people struggle with for a variety of reasons. It is recommended that you develop aContinue reading “Slumber & Self-Care: Tips for Improving Your Sleep Routine”

Immune System Boosting Tips: What We Know & What We Do Not Know

There has been a lot of discussion these days during the COVID-19 crisis about vaccines and drugs with less dialogue about increasing our overall health and wellness. I would love to see more conversations on what steps we can take to ensure our systems are functioning at their best. To get started, let us lookContinue reading “Immune System Boosting Tips: What We Know & What We Do Not Know”

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”

The Importance of Rest (AKA What I Did During My February School Vacation)

The two weeks leading up to February school vacation were a little rough. I felt really drained and exhausted. Everyone around me was sick (including my husband) and I knew that if break didn’t happen soon, I would be sick too. I managed (thanks to doubling my probiotics for a few days) to avoid mostContinue reading “The Importance of Rest (AKA What I Did During My February School Vacation)”

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”

Wrapped in a Hug – A weighted blanket review

Now I recognize the irony that last week’s blog post was called, “Buyer Beware,” and it cautioned people against buying products that promise to change your life and here I am this week promoting a product, but hear me out. After years of contemplating it and feeling overwhelmed by the choices, I finally purchased aContinue reading “Wrapped in a Hug – A weighted blanket review”