For those of you who didn’t know, I live in the Houston, Texas area. The recent “polar vortices,” or SNOWPOCALYPSE, as the satire sites call it, have us Texans all in a bother. Now, don’t get me wrong; there are many of us who take the cold rather well. But there are also many folks who get goosebumps once the temperature drops below 70F! Add “wintry mix” in the form of sleet, ice, and snow flurries and people down here lose their minds. School districts shut down (which is actually… Read more SNOWPOCALYPSE 2014: Humor for Stress Relief →
I’ve heard so many people say that they are glad 2013 is over. Since time is an illusion, logically, December 31 doesn’t really change much when January 1 arrives. We still experience a constant flow of present moments. However, many people use the new year as a chance to either “start over” or change something for the better. Resolutions are posted all over social media and discussed by the water cooler. For an interesting take on New Years Resolutions, read this article from Psychology Today. This holiday season was challenging… Read more Happy New Year and Other Musings →
To celebrate the 4th we wanted to do something fun. Hope you enjoy this taste of crazy. Have a great holiday week and stay cool! To Maintain A Healthy Level Of Insanity (from unknown online author): 1. Sit in your parked car with sunglasses on and point a hair dryer at passing cars. Watch them slow down! 2. On all your cheque stubs, write ‘ For Marijuana’ 3. Skip down the street rather than walk and see how many looks you get. 4. Order a diet water whenever you go… Read more To Celebrate the 4th-Let’s Go Crazy →
I’m on “vacation” right now. I put the word in quotes because, well, it doesn’t exactly feel like vacation. Sure, we’re staying in a family friend’s lovely condo (for free!) in North Carolina, steps from a gorgeous pool and a 30-minute drive to the beach. How lucky are we? But with a 5-year-old daughter and 2-year-old son along, this week has been a lot more work than relaxation. Starting with the two-day road trip to get here, during which my son cried and coughed most of the way. Oh, and… Read more Redefining “vacation” (when you have kids) →
This is one of our favorite videos about motherhood. Since Wednesday’s post was on loosening the bonds of self-criticism, it seemed fitting to consider all the things that moms do each day which go unrecognized. It’s exhausting to think about but deserving of our attention. Instead of putting ourselves down, we need to remember to pat ourselves on the back whether anyone else does. To appreciate all our hard work which keeps our families going. But it’s Friday, so for now have fun with this YouTube video and take some me-time this weekend.
I was teaching a self-care class on Wednesday to hair stylists, who certainly do their share of counseling, when one commented she’d seen this great sign, “Laughter is an instant vacation.” I agree wholeheartedly so when my younger daughter sent me this cat picture a few months ago, I saved it for when I need a good laugh and decided this week to share it with you. Hope this tickles your funny bone. May “the force” of laughter be with you. Enjoy your weekend!
Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to express gratitude for what you are thankful for. While this tradition often gets buried beneath mounds of stuffing and mashed potatoes, Ann and I believe it’s an important practice to remember. So, we want to thank all of you for LIVING Self-Care with us and sharing your comments and lives. As our Thanksgiving gift to you, here’s a holiday song to enjoy with your pumpkin pie. Please share it with all the moms you know to express your gratitude for them. And for other… Read more Press Release: Our Thanksgiving Gift to You →