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Why we need a sanctuary space within our homes

Today has been one of those days that left me yearning for the sanctuary of my very own quiet, private, calm space. It started out rough; heart palpitations kicked in again, and had me up most of the night. I finally gave up and took some medication around 2 a.m., but then I was groggy … Continue reading

Is it a panic attack, or is it a heart attack?

By the time we become adults, most of us have a pretty good idea of what it means to take care of ourselves. At the very least we’ve learned what works, and what doesn’t, for ourselves. For example, you might know that you’re good for one all-nighter, thanks to those old college term papers, but … Continue reading

Radical Self Care: the Master List

Yesterday, I issued a Monday Challenge for all of us to practice not just self care, but RADICAL Self Care. I explained yesterday that lately I’ve had heart palpitations from stress, despite the fact that I was already taking care of myself. Sort of. Maybe. A bit. Kind of. Okay, so I’m gonna get real. … Continue reading

The importance of play…for adults

By the time they grow up, most adults lose the ability to go out and play. Oh, sure, we have some great technology that we call our “toys” (and I admit, I love my iPad 2 and wish I had an iPhone). But how many of us actually engage in any real play any more? … Continue reading

Sunday Reading: Take Time for You

Today’s Sunday Reading includes a recent email message I received from the DailyOM, a website which provides daily inspirational messages by email. The weird thing about the DailyOM is that it often seems to fit my life situations–what I’m learning about, dealing with, or focusing on. I don’t know if it’s fate, serendipity, or coincidence, … Continue reading

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