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Do You Have a Weekly Sabbath Practice?

Developing a weekly Sabbath practice has completely changed my life. About 10 years ago, I was dealing with serious burnout. A friend recommended the book 24/6: A Prescription for a Healthier, Happier Life. That book started a wonderful journey to discover what Sabbath could mean for me. What Sabbath Isn’t Unfortunately, whenever humans get involved, …

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Best Advice… Don’t Get Bit

Getting bit by a brown recluse spider really derailed my summer. If you haven’t already, you can read about it in four posts starting here. At 2 months and 7 days, I’m still healing. I still have a wound just shy of an inch wide and and inch and a half long. I read that …

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Letting Go of Toxicity

For the last two weeks, we’ve been talking about relationships. Two weeks ago, we talked about setting boundaries, and last week, we talked about learning to say no. Both are key to having healthy relationships, which contribute to our health and wellness. Happy people in loving, supportive relationships make better health choices. This week, we’re …

Learning to Say No

Last week, we talked about setting boundaries, and learning to say no is an important part of setting boundaries. Learning to say no–especially if you’re a people-pleaser and fixer like I am–is not an easy habit to develop, but it is an necessary part of self-care. Saying no isn’t selfish! You have to take care …

Setting Boundaries

Setting Boundaries is one of the most important aspects of creating healthy relationships. As we establish boundaries in our relationships, we are literally teaching others how we want to be treated. None of us are mind readers. It is our responsibility to communicate our needs and wants to the people we interact with. If you …

Listening to Yourself

The first step in really getting to know yourself is to learn how to listen to yourself. In today’s society, we are largely disconnected from our bodies and our feelings. We eat on schedules instead of listening to our body’s rhythms, and we often react in the moment without thinking. To get to know your …

10-3-2-1-0 for Better Sleep

Twelve years ago, I was really struggling with sleep. I would lie awake for hours, ruminating over my day and worrying about tomorrow. When I did finally fall asleep, it just wasn’t enough sleep, and I couldn’t get out of bed the next morning. I was drinking two 2-liter bottles of Diet Coke a day …