31 Days of Radical Self Care Day 20: Sabbath

“If busyness can become a kind of violence, we do not have to stretch our perception very far to see that Sabbath time – effortless, nourishing rest – can invite a healing of this violence. When we consecrate a time to listen to the still, small voices, we remember the…

31 Days of Radical Self Care Day 19: Joy, Gratitude and Grace

Inspiration for your Saturday. Radical self care, knowing you’re worth it just by virtue of WHO YOU ARE, leads to opening up to joy, gratitude and grace.   What are you thankful for today? What brings you joy? What feels like grace? If you’re interested in exploring heart-centered living, taking…

31 Days of Radical Self Care Day 18: A Mantra for Joy

Here’s an anti-anxiety mantra that I made up and it works for me. Write it down on an index card or a post-it note and repeat after me: Now whoa, back up. I can hear some of you saying, “well that’s selfish!” and “of course I can’t just do what…

31 Days of Radical Self Care Day 17: Make a Mess

One of my 5 Radical Ways to Bring More Joy Into Your Life (sign up for my newsletter via the link in my sidebar and you’ll get your FREE copy of it!) is “Do something completely out of character.” And for me, that would be making a mess! Every ounce…

31 Days of Radical Self Care Day 15: Smile

Today is an exercise day. I want you to look in the mirror today and smile at yourself, whether you mean the smile or not. Just practice. See yourself with a smile on your face. I have read that smiling can: Boost the immune system Reduce stress Lower blood pressure…

31 Days of Radical Self Care Day 13: Sabbath

I celebrate myself, and sing myself, And what I assume you shall assume, For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you. I loafe and invite my soul, I lean and loafe at my ease observing a spear of summer grass. My tongue, every atom of my blood,…

31 Days of Radical Self Care Day 12: Living With Intention

For today’s post, I decided to look up the definition of the word intention and I found something surprising and wonderful. We probably all know that ‘intention’ in general means “a course of action that one intends to follow” (The Free Dictionary). Living with intention, today’s topic, then sounds like…