Posts filed under: self-care

Tips for Surviving and Enjoying the Holidays

The holidays can be rough. Besides all those sugary goodies and music, there are parties, presents, and people to deal with – some we like and others we dislike. How to get through it all, you’re asking? Take it one...
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Fatigue is Exhausting!

Coping with the fatigue associated with chronic illness Pace yourself: listen to your body, rest when you are tired, learn to slow down and not overdo. Set boundaries: it is okay to say no to others, to ask for help,...
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Empowered Women: The Magic of the Group Experience

It has been about a month since the Women’s Empowerment Group ended. As I reflect back on it, I am reminded of the magic of the group experience. As the group leader, it is an amazing journey to observe and...
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The UN-selfishness of Self-Care

Self-care is selfish, right? Doing things to take care of you makes you self-centered. It means you cannot do all the other things on your to-do list. It means your children/parents/spouse/work are going to have to take a backseat. It...
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Just for today….

Just for today…. Breathe. Be gentle with the words you say to yourself. Choose healthy things to eat. Walk somewhere in nature. Surround yourself with people you love. Do one thing at a time. Practice patience with yourself. Be grateful...
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Am I Depressed???

In the last 2 weeks have you been bothered by little interest or pleasure in doing things? Have you been feeling down, depressed or hopeless? The following are symptoms of depression: Feelings of sadness and loss of hope Feelings of...
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Get Off This Runaway Train and……Just Walk!

This is my first blog ever. I’m naïve to the world of social media. Optimistically, blogging will open a channel between myself and those of you interested in minimizing stress in your lives by implementing a few simple changes. Each...
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