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Self-Care Archives - Living Forward
  • #ThursdayThoughts,  Self-Care,  Women Over 50

    #ThursdayThoughts: Move from the Winter Blahs to a Brighter Spring, I have a few ideas….

    “In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.” —Albert Camus If I were to color my mood these past several weeks, it would be gray. Not surprising, it’s been rainy, cold and overcast for nearly six weeks. Yesterday was a bright sunny exception–a break in our storm pattern. My mood shifted and I felt lighter and had more energy than I have in weeks. As the sun shines brighter and days are longer, I am again reminded life is cyclical and ever-changing. The transition from winter’s quiet, gray energy to the vibrant, colorful days of spring is a powerful symbol of renewal…

  • Caregiving,  Midlife Women,  Self-Care

    How Full is your Cup? 4 Self-Care Tips to Nurture Your Spirit

    Beautiful cup, isn’t it? Since it’s empty, it serves no one. That’s how I felt the other day. I was tapped out and exhausted from serving others and not taking care of myself. I know you understand what I mean about self-care. February is the month of love–and it starts with ourselves. If our own cup is empty, we can’t nourish or fully love others. February is a perfect month to set aside a few minutes each day for your own self-care and to fill your own cup. 4 Self-Care Ideas–To nourish your body and your spirit Time alone. Sit quietly.  Morning meditation. Journal writing. Being in nature. Connect with…

  • #ThursdayThoughts,  Self-Care,  Women Over 50

    #ThursdayThoughts: What is Your Favorite Comfort Food?

    We all have our favorite comfort foods. These foods beckon us on dark, cold winter days. They are the foods that nurture our spirit, just as they nourish our body. My comfort food is soup. I love many soups and have dozens of recipes. One of my favorites is homemade tomato soup with a slice of homemade hearty wheat bread. Other comfort foods I love are chicken pot pie, a hearty beef stew, and pasta with a rich sauce. Salad, although healthy and delicious on a warm, summer evening, for me is not a comfort food. It may nourish, but it doesn’t do much for my spirit. Comfort food differs…