Posts tagged Self Care
Grounding Yourself For More

When I am in conversation, I have the tendency to explain a concept in a long winded way. I strongly admire my husband for his ability to say few words and hit the nail on the head. I believe it is because he is good with words. Learning a new word that defines a whole concept and being able to explain your thoughts is where it’s at. The latest simple word I’ve learned fully (I kinda knew what it was before), is the term being grounded.

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The Importance of Simplifying Your Life

For me, life is like traffic sometimes. Moving into the country really put a halt to a lot of the traffic in my life both literally and figuratively. Living 20 minutes outside of center city Philadelphia, was one big traffic jam and 1 million lights. We moved to upstate NY and suddenly I was driving slower, stopping to check out the creatures, and just chilling on the deck. It became apparent that I needed this in my life. What I ended up discovering was that even though things were slowing down, I needed to learn about the importance of simplifying my life.

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How Nature Inspires Creativity & Peace

One of the blessings of living out in the country is being able to immerse ourselves in nature. At the base of the hill, on the edge of our property is this creek that rushes during the spring months. I love opening the windows and hearing it move in full force down its path. When we moved here from Philly, I immediately fell in love with the peace I found here.

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Shaking Out The Curated Life

A curated life. This is something that I have been meaning to talk about here but have been trying to figure out the best approach. It is something we face everyday, on the internet. Being an online ministry, it's easy to get caught up in the cycle. I want to break it and share what I'm thinking. It's like when the photographer tells you to breathe deep and shake your arms and shoulders, just so you'll relax and not look so stiff. I want to unstiffify things here.

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How To Reduce Stress - In A List!

For us as Americans, we know how to live stressful lives. Everything is go, go, GO. Big cities are filled with people coming and going, cars beeping and zooming. We have premade meals so that we have more time to work. There are watches, phones, tablets, and computers to keep lists, remind us of duties, and loads of information so that we can do more! 

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Book Review: The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown

So during the month of January I have been spending my time traveling for work and it's given me a chance to learn a lot about myself. My life coach/therapist suggested I read The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brene Brown right before my trip. So I got to it and purchased the e-book on Amazon so that I could save room in my luggage. It's a pretty easy read and only took me a week in between work. I thought I would share a little bit about it with you!

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What I Learned From Loosing My Photos

So I debated sharing this, but I thought what I learned from it could help others too. About two weeks ago, my external hard drive with all of my photos on it, DIED. I had been meaning to back up everything onto another one and even online, but I didn't do it. I was too busy. It made me cry crocodile tears and it felt like someone important to me had died. All of my work, as well as my memories, were gone.

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5 Low-Key & Simple Ways To Be Together

So the last few weeks have been pretty crazy for both Chris and I. We have been meaning to go on a dinner date for over a month and just haven't had time. Either one of us is working late or we are stuck in a meeting. So what do you do when you just don't have time to dress up a little, drive into the city, and sit in a nice restaurant for a couple hours? Well, I thought I would share a few low key ideas that might help to keep perspectives realistic, as well as ensure that being together, happens.

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3 Ways to Embrace Change

I will probably be one of the first to say that I didn't always like change. It used to throw me off and make me respond rather dramatically as a kid. When my dad would get new glasses, I would be so upset and express how much I disliked them. It's now a few years later and I have learned a few tricks that have helped me to not get thrown off guard.

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What To Do With Burnout

When it comes to our health, we often don't notice that there are issues until the symptoms creep in. I remember eating oatmeal every day for almost a year and not realizing that my stomach was becoming more and more irritated over time. It wasn't till I found myself physically sick each time I ate breakfast, that I knew something was out of balance. The same thing goes for our mental and emotional health.

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