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Wrapping Up Our Self-Care Contest/Challenge: Last Day to Enter and Win

Living Self-Care: Body-Mind-Heart&Soul  To make self-care a lasting habit, we must redefine our priorities shifting our attention from what’s urgent to what’s truly important.  In Beyond the Eighth Habit, Steven Covey discusses four paths which correspond to the four aspects of health essential to self-care: body-to live; mind-to learn; heart-to love; and soul-to leave a legacy.  If we devote time and attention to these,  we will create optimal health, happiness, and life satisfaction, enhancing the lives of everyone around us.  Summary Suggestions: 1.      Make your health and well-being a priority… Read more Wrapping Up Our Self-Care Contest/Challenge: Last Day to Enter and Win

Wait-Watch-Listen

It’s so easy to get caught up in the frenzy of daily life, we often forget that the answers to our problems aren’t instantaneous like a text message.  Because most women are “fixers,”, it’s challenging to wait for the solution to emerge rather than forcing our agenda.  One of the lessons my younger daughter taught me is to take a break when we’re at an impasse rather than pursuing her doggedly which rarely ends well. Along these lines, I’ve been practicing the skills of “wait-watch-listen” to keep myself from overreacting to situations and build confidence… Read more Wait-Watch-Listen

Smell the Roses: They’re Always There

Many times I figure out what my New Year’s resolution is after the new year starts. That’s what happened this past week.  I woke up Wednesday night thinking, “Stop struggling.  Enjoy the good life you have.”  Don’t get carried away and think my life is perfect.  It isn’t.  Although Ann and I teach  self-care, we are equally challenged to make it part of our daily lives. The New Year is about how to improve life and ourselves rather than savor what’s already working.  In fact, last week I talked about taking small steps to… Read more Smell the Roses: They’re Always There

Three steps to teachable holiday moments

The holidays often sucks us into the gimmes, just like our kids, as we make the holidays happen. We easily lose track of the underlying message of the season for our kids. Consider these focused activities to reconnect with the holiday lessons: 1) CHOOSE actively, in line with your values. Stop and consider what you want to teach about the holiday season. You might want to say no if an event is too commercial, or detracts from planned family time. It’s fine to focus on fun–and opt out if an… Read more Three steps to teachable holiday moments