Category Archives: Self Care

Forty Days Revisited, Day 35–A Quiet Place

All I want is a quiet place to live Where I can enjoy the fruits of my labor Read the paper And not have to cry out loud ~from “A Quiet Place to Live” by Carole King I admit it: … Continue reading

Posted in Random Musings, Resilience, Self Care, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Forty Days Revisited, Day 17–Time to Rest

Tonight I found myself working yet again, preparing some remarks I need to make at a forum. I knew I was tired, but even as I sat here typing my notes, I nodded off several times. I had acknowledged to … Continue reading

Posted in Random Musings, Self Care | Leave a comment

Another Forty Days, Day 41–And So We Rest

“I’m going to miss your writing. Sure you don’t want to continue?” And old friend posted on my Facebook page in response to the Day 36 post. I smiled when I read it, but gently let her know that writing … Continue reading

Posted in Self Care | Leave a comment

Another Forty Days, Day 25–Sound the Retreat

I bet if I did a word cloud for each of the previous 25 posts in this series, the words “exhaustion” and “tired” would probably show up a lot.  While I find that a little disappointing, I suppose it speaks to … Continue reading

Posted in Self Care | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

The Next Forty Days, Day 36–Belonging to Everyone

“Your life is not your own.” Lately I’ve begun to wonder if my life belongs to me or if I belong to everyone around me. I could easily spend all day every day talking with, giving to, showing up for, … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Relationships, Self Care, Service | Leave a comment

The Next Forty Days, Day 11–This Next Thing

“If I can just get through this next thing, I’ll be alright.” I can’t tell you how many times I’ve used that phrase or something like it. I used it just yesterday when I said, “If I can get this … Continue reading

Posted in Living in the Moment, Random Musings, Self Care, Wellbeing | Leave a comment

The Next Forty Days, Day Four–Let it RAIN

When I woke up this morning I was feeling some kind of way. I wrote in my journal, did my daily reflective readings, and tried to get to the bottom, or at least the middle, of what I was feeling. A … Continue reading

Posted in Compassion, Self Care | Leave a comment