Category: Self-Care

Some Quick Tips for Managing Your Mindset When You’re in Self-Isolation

Day 5 of Social Distancing

This is my 5th day of being mostly isolated. I say mostly because, since Friday, I’ve run a few necessary-ish errands and also went to work out once.

It took a minute to get my head around this idea of social distancing.

But now I’m a believer. I’m in.

I’m … Read more

Exercising But Not Losing Weight

Forget About the Scale and Focus on Your Wins

We’re counting calories. We’re exercising. And we’re not losing weight. That’s how it seems, anyway. How to step away from the scale and focus on your wins instead of your weight.


“I weigh three pounds more than I did yesterday!”

I recognized the frustration in the woman’s voice as she stepped off the scale in … Read more

Fed Up With People-Pleasing? 5 Things You Can Do Differently

It’s funny how life serves up lessons in such a timely manner. Do you know what I mean? Take today, for example. I woke up early with my day planned out: 

Drop the daughter off at school. Hit the gym. Write. Therapy appointment for my ankle. Write some more. 

My writing topic for the day? … Read more

Don’t Let These Things Steal Your Joy

Joy. Do you have it? I think it’s hard sometimes, to feel joy on a regular basis. We’re distracted, rushed and overwhelmed. Running around, crossing things off our lists. Adding more things to the list. Trying to get by, keep up, stay afloat, manage the mess. Sometimes I think we’re trying so damn hard to … Read more

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How to Know if You Need a Break from Social Media

What’s the first thing you do when you wake up? Do you hit the snooze button? Stretch deeply? Or, do you grab your phone and check your Facebook notifications?

Do you get stuck in the scrolling time-suck? Is social media dominating your days?

If you find that it’s hard to go any significant length of … Read more

how to start a journal

How to Start a Journal and Improve Your Life

Do you ever feel like you need a quiet space in this incredibly noisy world? With all the chatter and chaos coming at us, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed, anxious, and even lost.

Since turning 40, I’ve discovered a great way to deal with some of the midlife changes: keeping a journal.

Journaling has become … Read more