Tag: self-care

We Need a Little Christmas Self-Care

I’m writing to you now from my couch, face aglow in a sun lamp, compelled to reach out to those whose current emotional state may reflect a friend’s Facebook post photo shared this morning: For families with extra caregiving responsibilities—an aging parent, a family member who you are supporting through a substance use or mental health crisis, or a child or adult family member with a disability—or possibly even a combination of more than one of those—December can be a particularly tough...

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Simple Ways to Practice Self-Care While Caring For Your Child with Special Needs

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Are you a mom caring for a child with special needs? Do you find yourself constantly exhausted? Do you experience bodily aches and pains? Are you feeling burnout or overwhelmed? If so, you are not alone. When you are a caregiver to your special needs child, it’s easy to overlook your self-care and put all of your time and energy into their needs—day after day. My healing journey began a few years ago when I realized that I couldn’t be my son’s supportive mom and caregiver if something didn’t...

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The Three M’s That Can Improve Your Health

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This blog was written by guest author, Sheila Royce Garcia. See her bio below. During this time, when we have to stay home and isolate, there’s no doubt we feel lonely, stressed, and sometimes unhappy. Our everyday routine of going to work, the gym, or grabbing a cup of coffee with a friend has come to a screeching halt. When this “new” way of living happened for me, I got a little lazy with myself and became less healthy. When we aren’t taking care of ourselves, we can create negative energy that...

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