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When we started talking about this week’s topic in our initial discussions, we started by listing the things in life that we felt were OUR sustainable self care habits.  We started listing things like physical activity, good nutritious food, conversations with friends and family and so on..  We then looked at our lists and saw […]

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May 14, 2020

The Self-Care Challenge

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For me, Self kindness begins in our minds.  Way too often are we diminishing ourselves while building up others, filling others’ cups before we fill our own, deciding our worth based on made up ideas in our own mind, and holding ourselves back from opportunities, situations and conversations because we refuse to acknowledge our worth […]

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May 11, 2020

5 Self-Kindness Mantras

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A Memoir of ALL Things Cancelled About, hmmmmm, 14 days ago…”life” as we knew it flipped the script.  The global pandemic of COVID-19 or Coronavirus spread its sticky and rapid wildfire like tentacles through countries, lungs, airwaves, internets, broadcast signals, and into our HOMES.  Our places of perceived sanctuary.  It forced us to turn “inside”…a […]

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May 7, 2020

Covid Chronicles

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“I’m sorry for your loss”…I never quite understood this phrase?  I lose my keys, my wallet, my bank card…trivial, inconvenient things.  Loss implies that these thing may be eventually found (likely at the bottom of my purse or under the seat of my car).  Calling death “loss” feels minimizing to me when what it really […]

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May 7, 2020

I’m Not Sorry For Your Loss

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By: Emma Grimstead Today, we were supposed to be finalizing renovation designs. In a week, my students were to be putting on an incredible musical for their peers, family and friends. In a month, I would be teaching ata school board arts camp for an entire week – creating connections for our business while also […]

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May 4, 2020

Pandemic Grief