Tagged: self-care

Plan Your Mental Health Days in Advance

Every month, I try to mark off at least one weekend day as a No Plans Day. During that day, I do what might otherwise be considered “nothing;” I read, I nap, maybe I...

How to Love Yourself, With Tara Brach

We’re learning how to practice true self-compassion this week with renowned psychotherapist and Buddhist meditation teacher Tara Brach. Tara is the author of Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life With the Heart of a Buddha,...

Add Self Care to Your ‘To Do’ List

For the past couple of years, I’ve been using a bullet journal to track all kinds of things. Work assignments and appointments, my son’s soccer games and karate classes, my workouts, even what I...

Create Your Own ‘Self Care Box’

The benefits of self care are widely touted—and for good reason. We do, truly, need to take better care of ourselves. We’re overworked, over-scheduled and under-rested. We should get more massages and we should...

How to Actually Enjoy Your Time Off

If you have time off for the holidays, will you get to spend it doing anything fun? What about your free time this evening—what would make that time feel enjoyable and restorative to you?...

Share What You’re Grateful for Every Night

Keeping a gratitude journal is not a cheesy “live laugh love” habit; it is a scientifically verified way to improve your mental, emotional, and even physical health. It is also kind of a hard...