SELF CARE

self-careHow to prioritize deep self care in health, relationships and business?  When we love ourselves a deep commitment to self care blossoms within us.

Self care doesn’t have to be complicated. It can be as simple as choosing to nourish your body with a healthy choice for your next meal.

It’s not about being perfect. It is one simple self love choice, followed by another.

I’ve always said that 80% of life is just showing up.  Try these simple concepts:

Energy is precious.  We have a limited supply of physical energy each day.

We often times make a financial plan with a budget, so that we won’t overspend   Why don’t we do the same for our precious vital energy?energy_swirls

Self care is about asking the questions- where am I spending my energy? People, events, tasks, etc?  Which things deplete my energy? Which choices enhance my energy?  All we have to do is pay attention.

And what about our ‘energetic boundaries’?  Where are we sending our thought energy, our emotional energy?  Are we sending it to a situation that is long past?  Are we stewing over a current issue that we have no control of anyway?  Perhaps we need to keep our energy in the here and now where it belongs.

BE HERE, NOW….

FORGIVENESS isn’t something easy to give away. We tend to think that others need to earn it. We expect others to pay for, or at least remove the pain, betrayal or anger that we are experiencing.bright-flower

We need to ask ourselves who benefits most from forgiveness? As soon as we see that it is our spirit that blooms the most it makes it a bit easier to embark on the journey of forgiveness. For it is a journey. Sometimes we are able to release instantly and sometimes it takes a number of steps to reach the end place of peace and serenity.

Recently I have gotten in touch with the true meaning a a simple prayer, “Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us”. Somehow it makes it much easier to let go of how I have been “wronged” when I get in touch with the numerous times I have “trespassed” against others as I have stumbled through life.

Its not easy, but it is simple.  If we incorporate these things into our daily life, many of the health issues that we experience will diminish if not disappear all together.

Real change happens slowly.  Take one step at a time until it becomes a new way of life.  Its not about being perfect, it is one simple self love choice, followed by another.  Good luck!

  • REDUCE STRESS – Every time we face a real or imagined threat our adrenal glands kick into action.  In this modern rat race, it happens daily for many of us.  It is important that we take steps to reduce stress where we can.hand-of-berries
  • EAT WELL – Once again it is simple, not easy.  Choose foods that are located around the outside walls of the grocery store; fruits, vegetables, lean meats etc.  They tend to be more nutritious and not as processed.
  • GET ENOUGH SLEEP – Quality sleep can be a very fragile thing.  Many of us experience a poor night’s sleep on a rare occasion.  Some experience quality sleep on a rare occasion.  A short-lived bout of insomnia is usually nothing to worry about. The bigger concern is chronic sleep loss, which can contribute to many health problems.  FOR MORE INFORMATION
  • DRINK ENOUGH WATER –   A basic guideline is one half of your weight in ounces.  Example: at 150 pounds I need to drink 75 ounces of water daily.  I have a pitcher that holds the amount I need for the day and I drink it faithfully.

dead-leaf“Faith is taking the first step even when you can’t see the whole staircase.”

Martin Luther King

Mother Nature is always cleaning house.  SHE knows that letting go of old, outdated or unhealthy relationships, expectations, dead end jobs, etc is the highest form of self love. Those things that no longer serve our highest good take energy from us every day.  Have you ever been afraid to let something go and then the moment you do, it feels like you could soar?  It is important for us to TRUST and take that first stair.

  • Show self and others TRUE kindness.  It is important to know the difference between KINDNESS and NICENESS.
    • NICE: adj; pleasant or pleasing or agreeable in nature or appearance; socially or conventionally correct; refined or virtuous.  A “nice” person is one who conforms his behavior to what he believes society sees as “nice.”
    • KIND: adj; having or showing a tender and considerate and helpful nature; used especially of persons and their behavior; characterized by mercy, and compassion.  A “kind” person doesn’t necessarily care about what “society” thinks of her; she acts out of a deep-rooted love for her fellow living beings.kindness
    • Which would you rather receive?  KINDNESS is a true virtue, NICENESS is not.
  • Make daily maintenance into a skin care ritual to nourish your spirit
  • PEACE is not the absence of conflict, but the ability to cope with it.
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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.

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