Self Care: Career

Self Care: Career

“I’ve hit a wall.” This is a phrase I hear time and again when people talk about their work day. I also hear phrases like “the daily grind” or “the Monday Blues” with a good ol’ “it pays the bills” thrown in for good measure. However, that “brick wall” imagery seems to hit home the most. I envision people trying to scale the wall, rest against it, or dig under it- but the bricks stay stacked against them. Then I…

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Self-Care: High School & College Edition (The Truth from a College Admissions Consultant)

Self-Care: High School & College Edition (The Truth from a College Admissions Consultant)

There are increasing pressures and sometimes unrealistic expectations placed upon students, especially high school and college students – and this can lead to some pretty terrible outcomes. As a college admissions consultant (and as someone who was a high school and college student in the last 10-15 years) I have been witness to my fair share of stress, burden, and to be frank – complete breakdowns of students. This is becoming increasingly common. And more to point – it’s not…

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Self-Care at Home: Getting Started

Self-Care at Home: Getting Started

It’s important to realize that your home is not your “bucket” – YOU are your bucket (I know, weird metaphor – just roll with it). We cannot “fill” our home and expect it to provide the self-care we need – that is our own precious, personal responsibility. Self-care is an internal “filling up” that will naturally begin to overflow to our external surroundings. Your home may be full of plush furniture and decorated to the hilt – a veritable oasis…

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Self-Care: Acknowledging the Need

Self-Care: Acknowledging the Need

Sometimes the hardest part of a problem is the acknowledgement that there is one. If you believe that constantly feeling overtired, overworked, over-scheduled and basically over “IT” is just a “part of life” – then you are exacerbating the problem. You have to acknowledge the NEED for self-care, not just the desire for it. Self-care is a key to many things we desire as human beings: Love, Appreciation, Confidence, Acceptance, Fulfillment and more… These things can be attained without self-care…but…

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Filled Bucket Beginnings

Filled Bucket Beginnings

My desire to spread the word about the necessity of self-care came from a very common source: a group text. Recently a friend sent one out asking for us to hold her accountable in her quest for self-care. She confessed to the usual unhealthy (and tempting) bad behaviors such as: Getting sucked in to the craziness and emotional roller-coaster that is social media Forgetting to “move” throughout the day (physically and mentally) Being (or feeling) overscheduled and disorganized Another friend…

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