Healthy Habits

Simple Tips for Self Care: Travel

Photo via Visualhunt This simple tip for self care is one I take very seriously: travel. When Keith was in medical school, a mentor of his advised us to take frequent weekend trips out of the area. “Staycations” don’t work for doctors who may bump into patients at the grocery store. The only way to…

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Ep. 01 – Becky L McCoy; Anxiety, Depression, & Feeling Unloveable

Becky, the host of Sucker Punched, shares her battle with an anxiety disorder and how grace showed up in relationships with her husband and friends. Becky’s Fun Question Answers: What are you loving right now? ‘Big Magic’ by Elizabeth Gilbert What’s your favorite meal right now? Asian Pear Slaw from Spice Market What are you…

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Simple Tips for Self Care: Get To Know Yourself

I am a total personality profile nerd! I am so excited about Anne Bogel’s book Reading People and feel slightly shameful that I haven’t put it at the top of my to read list! I love exploring personalities for so many reasons. First, it’s just fun to figure out all the things that make each…

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Practical Tips for Living with Anxiety: S.O.S.

Photo credit: GraceOda via VisualHunt.com / CC BY-NC-ND I’ve got a post it on my refrigerator and another one on my car dashboard with this technique written on it. Sometimes, a panic attack hits or anxiety is too high and it’s almost impossible to remember to slow down and breathe, so my next practical tip…

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Practical Tips for Living with Anxiety: Breathing

Photo via Visualhunt I remember having panic attacks as early as kindergarten, but it wasn’t until I was 25 that I knew they were panic attacks. As a child, the adults in my life assumed I was extra emotional and I didn’t know that what I was experiencing wasn’t normal. I’ve been living with anxiety…

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Simple Tips for Self Care: Laundry

Photo via VisualHunt.com Here’s another simple tip for self care: change up your laundry habits. I don’t mind doing laundry, but I hate folding it and putting it away. I finally seem to be finding a bit of a groove and it’s made a huge difference in my stress level over laundry. 1. One laundry…

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Simple Tips for Self Care: Listen to Podcasts

  Photo via Visualhunt.com When I shared my Big Brave Dreams for 2016 last week, I knew I would need to share what I’m learning about caring for myself. This is the first of many self care related posts to come because I don’t want to be selfish with what I’m learning and so that…

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Big Brave Dreams for 2016

After reading Annie F. Downs’ book Let’s All Be Brave, I’m deciding to dream some big, brave dreams for 2016. I’m sharing them with you so that you can hold me accountable and cheer me on!

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#RunLikeKeith

Any of you who have known Keith for any amount of time know that Keith was an avid runner. He started running in high school and found that it was the best way for him to burn off steam and work through life. He had hoped to run a marathon in his lifetime, but never…

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Door #6 and Why I’m Sick of Doubting Myself

Someone posted this photo of 10 doors on social media yesterday. I was curious, so I picked door #6 and could not believe how accurately it described how I feel about myself right now. Yikes. “…the inside of your home or car is a total mess!” Um…how about the inside of my head?! Lately, I’ve…

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