This little guy started something new a year or so ago. When he gets really excited (when we are going for a walk or getting home from work), he runs to the food bowl to eat. We have found it quite humorous. He copes with his excitement by eating. 😄 It reminds me of whatRead More
Does the idea of “self care” make you feel guilty? I don’t mean “self care” as in pampering yourself, buying new shoes, getting your nails done, etc. as it is often attributed to. I mean taking care of yourself and making sure your needs for sleep, rest, nourishment, and movement are met. Sometimes I stillRead More
This time of year, you are going to be bombarded with advertisements to “fix” yourself, “do this and you will lose X pounds,” “this is the plan that will finally work!” I encourage you to look at these messages with a new lens. Quick fixes only cause harm in the long run, mentally and physically,Read More
How can you tell if what you are thinking/feeling is from God? Use LOVE as your filter.
God LOVES us. God IS love. We don’t always see ourselves through the eyes of God’s love. I’ve come to realize the root of our struggles is not fully realizing or understanding God’s love for us.
This is a day of remembrance, a day we refer to as Ricky’s “second birthday.” Five years ago on this day, our worlds were turned upside down. God never brings you through fire in vain. He works all things together for good for those who love Him, even if the good is different than whatRead More
The reason I created a blog/business called “Whole Self Care” is because taking care of ourselves is important, not selfish. When we take care of ourselves, it enables us to better care for those around us. If you don’t take care of your own garden, you will run out of fruit to give to others.Read More
I set some writing goals for myself that I have not fulfilled in the past few weeks.. Right now I’m getting ready to finish my training to be a Holy Yoga instructor. (I will spend a week in northwest Minnesota to finish my training, in November…pray this coast girl does not freeze to death :-D).Read More
Recently, I’ve heard some myths regarding Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size (HAES). Some feel that Intuitive Eating does not apply to them because they have health issues that require them to eat a certain way. Others feel shame for not being happy with how their body looks, or think HAES means ignoring theirRead More
Somewhere along the way, I started striving to become more of what I thought was admirable in others instead of being the person God created me to be. I’ve always had the tendency to be a people pleaser, and perfectionist. I struggled with putting unreasonable expectations on myself. The more I compared myself to others,Read More
Perfectionism has always been a struggle for me. I used to think perfectionism and striving for excellence were the same thing. Over the years, I’ve learned to see the difference. Perfectionism involves putting unrealistic expectations on ourselves. We usually don’t put these expectations on other people, but it is so easy to put them onRead More