As a parent, you are doing difficult work all day, every day. Self-compassion can be a pathway to deeper connections with ourselves and one another.
As we engage in any kind of interpersonal relationships, it’s important that we center the goal of establishing individual and collective health and safety.
There are self-care practices we engage in regularly to help keep our cups full, AND there will be times of intense stress, in which we need specific and sometimes more substantial self-care.
When I removed alcohol I was able to see what I needed to heal internally and externally, within myself, and my family. I realized I wasn’t the problem, alcohol was.
It's an uncertain and scary time for all of us; facing the global health crisis related to COVID-19 is stressful.
It's time to give your intentions even greater value by aligning your actions with it. The anticipation of the new year is a perfect time to focus inward and offer yourself some extra self-care.
No matter where you fall on the spectrum of stress and ease as you anticipate the next event, intention-setting can be a powerful practice. Intentions will support you in staying clear and grounded both individually and as a family.
Your awareness of your relationship to giving and receiving can help you make decisions, set intentions, and initiate self-care.
Throughout your work on a big goal or project, it's important to check in with your purpose, your why.
While experiencing a pretty intense emotional reaction, I remembered a powerful truth: I AM NOT MY FAMILY. Their thoughts, behaviors, and actions do not belong to me, do not define me, and do not limit me.