The Best Approach to Self-Care: How to Attend to Your Unmet Needs

The Best Approach to Self-Care: How to Attend to Your Unmet Needs

“Caring for your body, mind, and spirit is your greatest and grandest responsibility. It’s about listening to the needs of your soul and then honoring them.” ~Kristi Ling  There’s something I haven’t told many people. I kept it to myself because it clashed with my “identity” and the image I hoped to project (hello, ego!). I’ve […]

How Embodiment Can Make You Feel More Alive (and 5 Ways to Do It)

How Embodiment Can Make You Feel More Alive (and 5 Ways to Do It)

“Embodiment is living within, being present within the internal space of the body.” ~Judith Blackstone When I was a little boy, I would dance whenever I heard a catchy pop song on the radio. There are photos of me throwing down dance moves, exuding joy and vitality. At some point, though, I lost my ability […]

The One Thought That Killed My Crippling Fear of Other People’s Opinions

The One Thought That Killed My Crippling Fear of Other People’s Opinions

“Don’t worry if someone does not like you. Most people are struggling to like themselves.” ~Unknown For as long as I can remember, I have been deathly afraid of what other people thought of me. I remember looking at all the other girls in third grade and wondering why I didn’t have a flat stomach […]

The Circle of Love: How I Paid It Forward After My Mom’s Death

The Circle of Love: How I Paid It Forward After My Mom’s Death

“If you feel like you’re losing everything, remember that trees lose their leaves every year and they still stand tall and wait for better days to come.” ~Unknown Years ago, I was a young housewife, raising two children, and still practically a child myself. When my mother fell ill, we realized it was chronic and […]

5 Simple Yet Essential Self Care Tips That Can Change Your Life

5 Simple Yet Essential Self Care Tips That Can Change Your Life

“Never be ashamed to say, ‘I’m worn out. I’ve had enough. I need some time for myself.’ That isn’t being selfish. That isn’t being weak. That’s being human.” ~Topher Kearby Years ago, my extended family, who I am very close with, migrated from Vietnam to America as permanent residents. Four separate families had a couple […]

30 Self-Care Tips: How to Avoid Sickness, Burnout, and Exhaustion

30 Self-Care Tips: How to Avoid Sickness, Burnout, and Exhaustion

“Remember, you are your own best investment. Invest in yourself and your lifestyle. Quality of life is a key component in finding joy and maintaining self-confidence.” ~Akiroq Brost Do you ever sacrifice your own well-being to take care of others? If this sounds like you, chances are you are doing more harm than good. Think […]

How Weight and Food Obsessions Disconnect Us and Why This Is so Harmful

How Weight and Food Obsessions Disconnect Us and Why This Is so Harmful

“We are hard-wired to connect with others, it’s what gives purpose and meaning to our lives, and without it, there is suffering.” ~Brené Brown I was inducted into diet culture in my early teens and then into the health and fitness industry in my early thirties, when my “fitness journey” had finally really taken off, […]

The Difference Between Easy and Hard Self-Care and Why Both Matter

The Difference Between Easy and Hard Self-Care and Why Both Matter

“Sometimes you’ve got to look straight into the tired eyes of the woman staring back at you in the mirror and tell her that she deserves the best kind of love, the best kind of life, and devote yourself to giving it to her all over again.” ~S.C. Lourie Self-care. An important concept that has […]

Feeling Burnt Out? How to Slow Down and Reclaim Your Peace

Feeling Burnt Out? How to Slow Down and Reclaim Your Peace

“Burnout is a sign that something needs to change.” ~Sarah Forgrave Fifteen years ago, my doctor informed me I was in the early stages of adrenal exhaustion. In no uncertain terms, she warned that if I failed to address the stress I was under, my adrenals might not recover. This was hard to hear, but […]