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Self-Care is NOT a Bad Word

As women, we’ve been conditioned to  take care of everybody else.  We feel it’s expected of us and there’s a lot of guilt involved in this.  It almost seems sacrilegious to think “What about me?”  Then there’s even more guilt!  Guilt seems to be the underlying emotion relating to all of this.  This month, I want us to take a look at that guilt and be able to move past it so that we can allow ourselves to be healthier and that, in turn, will lead to healthier families.  Let’s look at that dreaded word “self-care”.

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Self-Care – What Do You Have Energy For?

I went to a get together a friend of mine  put on this week and heard a really sad comment by one of the ladies there regarding self-care.  We were talking about friendships.  She said that she’s so busy with all her responsibilities at work and with her kids that she notices that she purposely pushes other people away for fear of disappointing them.  She knows she doesn’t have the energy to really invest in friendships right now and so avoids them.  

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Relieve Stress: Wave It Goodbye

Our world is stressful. Anyone disagree with that? So want to know how to relieve stress? It’s easy to find yourself tied up in knots over just about anything if you’re not careful. It takes a conscious decision to shield yourself from the chaos that surrounds us each and every day. I’d like to share a new “shield” I’ve been practicing so that you too can give it a try if it sounds like a good fit for you!

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How to Find Happiness: Resentful? Who, Me?

Resentment.  It’s such an ugly word.  You  don’t usually think of it when considering how to find happiness!  But it’s critical to the process!  Let me show you how…

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Self-Care: How to Take It Easy on Yourself

I will be the first to admit that self-care does not come natural for me! I am your “Type A, push through ‘til you drop, make it perfect or else” – kinda girl! Grasping the importance of self-care is something I’ve had to learn. I usually do a pretty good job with it, because I’ve learned (the hard way) that it’s a necessity if I’m going to be the mom, wife and overall person I want to be. But…. I still have my moments.

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Peace of Mind Naturally

Peace of mind often feels like a pipe dream that other people get to experience. But that doesn’t have to be YOUR reality! It is possible to experience it on a regular basis. You’re probably asking, “How?” about this time, aren’t you?

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Take Care of You by Receiving this Gift – (Video)

Have you ever realized how hard it is to take care of you when you don’t make it a priority?  There’s always “stuff” to be done.  Kids need rides.  The house gets dirty.  Groceries get eaten.  But what about you?  How much do you make taking care of you a priority?  It needs to be a conscious decision or it flat out won’t happen!  Something more important will come up.  I’ve written volumes about the importance of self-care here and how it’s not a selfish act, so I won’t beat that dead horse again.

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Self-Care for the Kids’ Sake

Leaving a legacy we can be proud of is a huge part of the mission of Vibrantly Live. Part of doing that is teaching the importance of self-care not only for us, as moms, but also for our children.

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How Can I Build Confidence to Move Forward?

I had a difficult decision I was struggling  with last month.  I kept spinning my wheels going round and round trying to make a decision about moving forward.  I kept lamenting: “How can I build confidence in making this decision?”  I was stuck in this cycle for over 2 months.  I’d been actively praying for direction, and little things had happened to show me I was on track.

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Are You Ready for a Change?

As I reflect on the past year, the number of changes I’ve gone through blows me away. But that’s life, right?  As I head into this New Year, things are changing once again!  My husband just started a new job …

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Peace of Mind: Finding More Mental Energy

With all the responsibilities we have, wanting a little more peace of mind is a given. But sometimes we don’t have time to even eat...

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Spiritual Life Practices Allow More Energy

Our spiritual life is often see as a taboo subject in “polite company”, but why? Because we have differing opinions? Because it’s a topic people feel strongly about? Sure. But I take a different approach. I think it’s something that …

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Ways to be Happy More Often?

Everyday life can drain our physical energy, leaving us fatigued. But emotional energy is rather different. It is more a sense of happiness and hopefulness. This week I want to look at 3 different ways to be happy more often and boost your emotional energy.

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Take care of You - Exhausted to Elated!

This month we’re going to take a good look at the Vibrantly Live principle of self-care. Specifically, I want to focus on something we use constantly, and say we never have enough of – ENERGY!

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