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Going Beyond Basics

There are three basic pillars of health:- Nutrition/Diet- Exercise- Sleep You need to eat well.Eat to fuel your body. You need to exercise.Movement is essential for a healthy body. You need to get eno...

Find The Leak

Every thing we do demands energy - An effortful exertion of varying degrees. How often do we stop & ask ourselves, "In what ways am I leaking energy?" For happiness we need fulfillment. For fulfillme...

Reflecting On A Year Almost Past

Life has a way of teaching us The things we most need to learn. The more resistant we are To the lessons, The harder the lessons become. For years I've blogged consistently. This year represents t...

Self Care Rule #1

My new, improved self care approach (Which is still in the process of being developed) Involves rules to simplify decision making And help guide me. Rule #1 Do no harm. This could easily be rule ...

Taking Inventory

To know where I'm going, I need to know where I am. On the surface level, It's pretty simple. My body is struggling. My pain levels have been higher than normal. My fatigue causing me to sleep most of...

A New Beginning

Let me tell you a story. When I first started this website, I was excited. Self care is something I'm not only passionate about - But also something to which I've devoted decades of my life. Therefor...

Recovery Time

Over a week, I slept. At first, due to sheer necessity. For days I came in & out of fevered consciousness for moments Only to slip back in. When the fever left, My body was totally depleted. My mind...

Exploring Unfamiliar Territory

At the beginning of the summer, I had a plan. Or, more appropriately... A plan to create a new self care plan, Which I never did. I wanted to work on a project - One which might produce tangible, measu...

Valuing Yourself

Most of us are accustomed to caring for others. We do so out of love, loyalty, commitment, compassion - All extended outward. Yet why do we so rarely extend the same to ourselves? Why does our capacit...

Chasing Answers

In pursuit of well being (or anything), It's easy to think our answers lie somewhere out there. Someone or something has the magical cure for what ails us. So, we seek. In an attempt to find external ...