A Bringer of New Things

I want to read and learn all I can, write thoughtfully and truthfully, live according to reason and ever more mature wisdom, and savor every wonderful little gift of life.

Self-care School: Encouraging Myself

“Great job!” I’ve mentioned this before in passing, but I think it’s worth stating on its own: when it comes to trying to develop new healthy, self-caring habits (or any … Continue reading

January 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Self-care School: Big Things before Small Things

Do you ever fall into this trap? “If I can just get all these little easy tasks done, then I’ll be free to focus on _____” (fill in the blank … Continue reading

January 18, 2017 · 4 Comments

Self-care School: And Sometimes I Need to NOT Make To-do Lists

 After all that talk in my last post about my personal “life hack” trick for making helpful to-do lists, I must tell you that on the other hand, I’ve learned … Continue reading

October 11, 2016 · 4 Comments

Self-care School: 2-step To-do Lists for Wiser Living

Following my last post about my struggle to accept limitations and set realistic goals, I want to share a very simple, practical trick I have found to help myself plan more realistically. … Continue reading

October 7, 2016 · 2 Comments

Self-care School: Learning to Acknowledge and Accept My Limits

The Problem I have always had a problem with acknowledging and accepting my limits. My mind is extremely active and driven, and I have a huge appetite for things I … Continue reading

September 28, 2016 · 6 Comments

Self-care School: Orientation

  I am in self-care school. It’s not a real school–wouldn’t that be awesome if such a thing really existed? Maybe I can create it someday! But for now, my classroom … Continue reading

September 14, 2016 · 1 Comment

Self-care: A Life-changing and World-changing Practice

Over the past couple of years, life has been teaching me the importance of self-care. And the more time goes on, the more I realize how monumental this concept is (and … Continue reading

March 9, 2015 · 2 Comments

Discovering My Need for Self-parenting

A Nighttime Soliloquy One night last month while I was lying in bed falling asleep, I asked myself a question in a spirit of curiosity. “Do I have any really … Continue reading

November 18, 2014 · 3 Comments

Getting Better at Self-care

Self-care is not selfishness. It’s the opposite. Selfishness is easy and lazy, and it demands care from other people. Self-care is difficult, like most responsibilities of adulthood, and it is … Continue reading

May 21, 2014 · 6 Comments