Saying no is often difficult, but when we say yes when we want to say no it can have some unpleasant consequences. We can feel trapped, not understood, we can build resentment and find ourselves under even more pressure.
Last night, while having a small dinner party, I listened in on a conversation between my dear friends, Nancy and Max, as they discussed the joys of living alone. Max has lived by herself for over twenty years and when Nancy asked how it felt to be alone for so long, Max replied, “I’m not alone, I’m in a relationship with myself.”
In honor of Mother’s Day I’d like to ask you a question: How good are you at mothering yourself? Many of us (including our mothers) never learned to nurture and care for ourselves in a consistent way. Instead, our fear of what others think, a desire to be loved and accepted, or the nagging sense of not being good enough caused many of us to fall into a pattern of self-neglect.
Recently I received an e-mail from a reader who felt nervous about moving forward with a new, exciting job offer. She worried about how her life would be effected by making the transition from a healthy, more balanced lifestyle, to what she assumed would be a fast-paced, demanding schedule. My advice to her was simple – since you call the shots, play by new rules.
On Sunday, March 27th through the 31st I have the privilege of leading a very special retreat with Louise Hay, a beloved teacher and writer who has touched the lives of millions of people around the world. This retreat will be held at Miraval Resort and Spa and is based, in part, on a book that Louise and I have been working on for the last few months c
Almost every day I post something on my Facebook page in the hopes that it inspires, informs, challenges, or entertains the wonderful people who have joined me there. On Saturday morning I posted this affirmation: “I honor my sensuality by exploring sights, sounds, scents and textures that make me feel alive and connected to my body.”
Last week I asked my Facebook community to tell us how they take really, really good care of themselves during the holidays. I thought I’d share some of their ideas with you. We have such wonderful people with wise advice. Check it out…
Well, it's the time of year when I usually share a few holiday self-care reminders to support you in taking good care of yourself over the next few weeks so you enter the New Year feeling good about yourself.