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#womenselfcare Archives - Living Forward
  • #microblogMonday,  Athlete,  Midlife Women,  Self-Care

    #MicroblogMonday 30—Saying Yes to Your Needs

    “There are times when saying “yes” to our own needs, we must say “no” to the needs of others.  In other words, when you say yes to someone else’s needs, what are you denying yourself? Time, money, resources, energy or attention? There’s a trade off in some way. Recently, Simone Biles and Naomi Osaki, both top professional athletes, said yes to taking care of their own mental health needs. In doing so, they said no to the public’s need to see them perform. They showed incredible strength to take care of themselves in full view (and some criticism) of millions of people. Some have argued they demonstrated weakness in not…

  • #microblogMonday,  Midlife Women,  Women Over 50

    #Microblog Monday #28—Invisibility and Women Over 50

    “Occasionally I hear comments that women over 50 become invisible in our society. Honestly, being invisible to others concerns me less than being invisible to myself.” I choose to embrace who I am today, not the woman I was 30 years ago. I surround myself with people who see me for who I am and love me anyway. I am interested in the world and learning new things, preferably with others who share those interests. I am innately curious about people and enjoy good conversations. I smile and laugh often.  Happiness is infectious.      

  • #microblogMonday,  Midlife Women,  Self-Care,  Women Over 50

    #MicroblogMonday–25: Three Powerful Ways to Move Through Overwhelm

    Overwhelmed? I have three powerful tools I use to get through it. 1.  Focus on my breath. 2. Make a list. 3. Schedule it on my calendar. The first thing I do is slow down my breathing. When we are feeling overwhelmed or anxious, our natural response is rapid, shallow breathing. By consciously focusing on the breath flowing in and out, we naturally lengthen and deepen each breath, bringing more oxygen into the lungs and slowing the heart rate. Second, I write out everything that’s rattling around in my mind onto a blank sheet of paper. I put down everything that feels overwhelming, big or small. The act of getting…