7 Affordable Self-Care Ideas

For the second week of the Receiving Gifts Self-Care focus Ideas, I decided to write about ways we can treat ourselves financially. For some reason there’s a sense of taboo around spending money on ourselves, like it’s a bad thing or a naughty phrase. However, when it comes to spending money on others, it’s notContinue reading “7 Affordable Self-Care Ideas”

Aggressively Edit Your Life; Four Part Series: Part 1

At the beginning of December I wrote a blog post on how to aggressively edit your life. While I’m sure this may mean different things for different people, my concept of aggressively editing your life means taking inventory. It means starting big and narrowing your goals down to something more attainable and achievable. It’s aContinue reading “Aggressively Edit Your Life; Four Part Series: Part 1”

7 Self-Care Ideas That Involves Giving

Happy May! and welcome to the last month of the 5 Love Languages as a self-care love language series. Earlier this week I was working on some ideas for today’s blog and to make a long story short, I was gearing up for a month long self-care focus that was already done lol. I thoughtContinue reading “7 Self-Care Ideas That Involves Giving”

Wellness Roundup: April Edition

If you’re not familiar, every Wednesday of each month I write a wellness/wellbeing post that’s centered around self-development and motivation. I also focus on a specific topic for the month. Last month’s topic was Discomfort and for this month my topic was centered around Growth. I thought it would be a great idea to do a round upContinue reading “Wellness Roundup: April Edition”

7 Self-Care Ideas That Involves Texture

As we begin to close out the month and the last week of Physical Touch self-care love language, and ultimately heading into the fifth and the last of the self-care love languages next month; I wanted to provide a set of challenges that were both a mixture of unconventional and typical self-care ideas. Similar toContinue reading “7 Self-Care Ideas That Involves Texture”

3 Things We Outgrow In Life

Similar to growth, outgrowth is another factor in our lives that’s difficult for us to identify.   Instead of exploring the possibilities that it offers, we use the opportunity to settle. We settle into the monotony of a routine, we settle into unhappiness, and we settle into what feels comfortable even if that comfort isn’tContinue reading “3 Things We Outgrow In Life”

7 Nature Inspired Self-Care Ideas

It doesn’t feel much like Spring to me because in NYC we still have some days where the temp. is in the 40s. But most days we are in the 60s+ so I thought self-care ideas inspired by spring would be perfect for this time of year. As usual, I had to get creative becauseContinue reading “7 Nature Inspired Self-Care Ideas”

Adopting a Growth Mindset

Are you familiar with fixed mindset versus growth mindset? These concepts were coined roughly 30 years ago by American Psychologist Dr. Carol Dweck and is defined as “having an underlying belief that your learning and intelligence can grow with time and experience” (Growth Mindset), and “your belief is that basic abilities, intelligence, are fixed traits”Continue reading “Adopting a Growth Mindset”

7 Yoga Pose Ideas for Self-Care!

I’m not a Yogi! but I thought Yoga poses as a self-care challenge was a really creative idea, especially since our self-care love language focus for the month is physical touch. I went back and forth with this idea for awhile because I felt compelled to talk about the benefits of Yoga in this postContinue reading “7 Yoga Pose Ideas for Self-Care!”

How To Identify When It’s Time to Bare Fruit (Self-Growth)

I posted a quote today on my social media platforms that said “It’s not always time to grow. Find the balance between staying committed to your evolution and taking time off from continuously advancing to new levels. Intentionally being where you are and enjoying how far you’ve come helps you break the attachment to alwaysContinue reading “How To Identify When It’s Time to Bare Fruit (Self-Growth)”