Self Care

When You Crave an Adventure and Discover Healing and Rest

When Keith and I lived in Las Vegas, he was in a Family Medicine residency program and I was teaching. Our stress levels were unreal (if you’ve listened to the podcast, you know this is when my anxiety disorder was diagnosed. LISTEN HERE). A mentor of Keith’s advised us to take regular weekend trips away;…
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31 Days of Real Life [10/11/16]

Because sometimes you just need ice cream with hot fudge. I started Weight Watchers this summer and did well for a couple months, but then frequent traveling in August and September got me out of the groove. Since October is such a hard month, I decided to take the month off. It hasn’t been easy.…
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Slowing Down

It has been an incredible summer. We’ve traveled and had all the kinds of wonderful adventures. We had donuts for breakfast and ice cream for dinner. Fall is just around the corner and I’m already feeling overwhelmed. I want to be available to Caleb as he starts school again and take advantage of the time alone…
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Simple Tips for Self Care: Know How You Recharge

Photo via Visualhunt.com If you caught my post about getting to know yourself, you know I’m a huge advocate of personality profiling tools like Meyers Briggs, Strengths Finder, Love Languages, Gretchen Rubin’s Tendencies, etc. (read the post here). Knowing what makes you unique, what your strengths/weaknesses are, and how you give and receive love can…
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Simple Tips for Self Care: Ask For Help

I’ve always had a rather high tolerance for stress. People often use the term ‘high achieving’ for those of us who can somehow juggle a lot of life at once. I often get comments from people who admire my ‘strength’ or ability to ‘do it all’. Well, sorry to disappoint, but I am not super…
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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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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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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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