Today, I slept in. I mean, I really slept in. Hubby took on the role of sole caretaker while I snoozed my Sunday away. I sure do love this man! I also colored in my new coloring book! This line of coloring books features patterns instead of pictures. I find abstract patterns much more fun to color […]
Today, I’m enjoying my awesome blue and purple hair! I realize blue and purple hair may not be the most appropriate hair color for a 33-year-old mother… But I’ve always wanted blue hair! Unfortunately, I began working at the age of 14, so I couldn’t dye my hair any “unnatural colors” during the years most folks explore wacky hair-dos. I’ve […]
Today I’m loving on Gidget, our newest family member of the canine persuasion. This little Chiweenie dog makes my day 🙂 Petting her lowers my blood pressure and boosts my oxytocin levels. What are YOU doing today for self-care today?
Halloween is always hard for us. We managed festivities without incident Friday, but had to nix yesterday’s plans because everyone was so dysregulated. Everyone maintained their composure today, so I practiced self-care by loading up the family and doing something FUN for a change! We had a great time at a “trunk-or-treat” event, and I think […]
Sorry for the lack of posts lately. I’ve been working on the collaborative Trauma Video Project AND we’re starting to prepare for a HUGE move… AND I recently started beta blockers after having crazy blood pressure readings for months (seriously… my diastolic BP was over 90 for over a month, once going past 120). AND we’re dealing with […]
We engaged in a little art therapy exercise (recommended by this book) over the weekend at our house. The kids, Husband and I sat down and took this spirit animal quiz (heads up, that website occasionally gets a little wonky with my Chromebook; it may do better on a different OS and browser). After we identified our […]
I have written before on the importance of self-care, but my weekend at the BeTA Retreat really drove that message home for me. Before I left, I was in one of my “dark places.” I felt frustrated every time I took a breath and my face ached from all the frowning and brow furrowing I’d […]
I learned the importance of self-care the same day my wedding dress came in the mail. Things started to go wrong as soon as I opened the box… And things only got worse as the night wore on. First, I ran into some disappointment when I realized I couldn’t try the dress on. I couldn’t zip it up on my […]