We’re going to keep fighting those holiday blues by building our Emotional First Aid Kits (EFAKs). Remember that your EFAK is completely and totally yours. Your kit won’t look like mine, and vice versa. However, I highly recommend having something in your kit that: Makes you laugh. Makes you move. Helps you express how you are feeling in healthy ways. Enables …
Self-Care for 2020 Holiday Blues: Pt. 1
For some people, this holiday season isn’t jolly. I was asked to offer some thoughts about how to navigate the holiday blues of 2020.
Check the Forecast
I need to lovingly pay attention when: my mind is cloudy; my body is tired and aching; my heart is heavy; my stomach is in knots; or my body is carrying tension. I need to pause and take care of myself when I’m feeling “partly cloudy with a slight chance of rain.” I need to check the forecast and plan accordingly…before it’s too late.
Jump In, Already!
Repost from April 28, 2014 Have you ever seen those people who stand at the edge of the pool, trying to talk themselves into jumping in? Imagine this: It’s a hot, sunny day, and everyone around is having a great time splashing and playing games like Marco Polo and water volleyball. Everything inside of me wants to partake in the festivities; …