Holiday Self-Care: Celebrate the Season Stress Free

Holiday Self-Care: Celebrate the Season Stress Free

    Stress-Free Holidays It’s something we all strive for, isn’t it? The stress-free holiday, where music and laughter and love fill the air. The family gathering filled with good times and no hurt feelings. Basically, a Lifetime movie wrapped up in Disneyland bow. But what if you have mental health issues, physical health issues, or just plain old issues […]

5 Tips For Coping With Anxiety At Disneyland

5 Tips For Coping With Anxiety At Disneyland

We absolutely love Disneyland and will always be annual pass holders, no matter how severe our mental health ‘ish gets.  This is a little advice from a mama who has been there, done that. It goes without saying that you know yourself best, first and foremost. Whatever your treatment plan includes for healthy self-care, stick to it.  This may be […]

10 Essential Oils for Mental Health

10 Essential Oils for Mental Health

Essential Oils are used daily around here as part of our family wellness routine.  My favorite way to use these scents is simply adding them to an aromatherapy diffuser and letting it disperse throughout the house. I typically purchase my oils online or at the local health food store and like to do my research over at Dr. Axe’s website before trying […]

5 TED Talks to Expand Your Mind

5 TED Talks to Expand Your Mind

  One of the quickest ways to improve your state of mind is by learning something new. I am a huge fan of watching TED Talks to expand your mind. Here are a few of my favorite speakers (in no particular order) that have helped me on my self-care journey: 12 truths I learned from life and writing Anne Lamott […]

Week One Check In: 30 Day Self Care Challenge

Week One Check In: 30 Day Self Care Challenge

  It’s time to check in on our progress with this months 30 Day Self Care Challenge. If you are wondering what the challenge is all about you can read about it here. WEEK ONE Day 1: My personal goal for this months challenge is to become a pescatarian again. That means no beef, pork, or chicken (but I do still eat […]

Ideas to Develop a Kick-Ass Self Care Plan

Ideas to Develop a Kick-Ass Self Care Plan

You must care for yourself first before you can go out into the world and care for others. In it’s most simple form, you deserve to eat healthy foods, exercise your body regularly, reduce your stressful triggers, manage your own time wisely, learn relaxation techniques, engage in mindfulness, avoid “compassion fatigue”, and practice assertiveness.  That’s all easy to say but […]