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  “So many people don’t know themselves at all.” The moment I heard her say this, I immediately tried to decide whether or not it was true.  Yes, I decided.  So many people don’t know themselves is probably right.  Having answered the initial question, I discovered a larger one remained…”how does a person really get […]

November 12, 2018

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A 1 Day Experiment To Help You Know Yourself Better

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  You don’t have to like being uncomfortable.  You don’t have to enjoy it when things don’t go your way, when people don’t meet your expectations, or when life throws you a major curve ball. You don’t have to do anything, really. But if you don’t start getting comfortable with your discomfort, I can promise […]

November 5, 2018

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Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable

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I remember countless conversations with family members and friends over the years, contemplating whether or not we should move from Fairfield County, Connecticut (read: super expensive suburbs of New York City) back to Ohio, where we grew up (read: much more affordable and near family).  My husband and I felt that in order to give […]

October 29, 2018

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The Ultimate Guide To Feeling Content Despite Your Circumstances

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Could you help me out with something?  I’m always looking for the best ways to help you, to create blog posts and products that serve you – to educate, inspire, and yes, even entertain you.   In order to best do that, I need to check in with you from time to time – so today, […]

October 8, 2018

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If You Could Change One Thing About Your Life, What Would It Be?

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Guys, I love This is Us.  And I love GIFs (don’t believe me?  Ask the members of My Self Care Bestie – I’ve been dropping GIFs in our private Facebook group left and right!) And if loving those things are wrong, I don’t wanna be right. I wanted to share something fun this week, and, […]

October 1, 2018

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This Is Us GIFS: 10 Things Your Therapist Feels During A Session

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I posed this question on my Instagram stories:  “What would you like next week’s blog post to be about?” She wrote one word:  resilience.   Not really sure what she meant specifically, or what to write about, I went to bed.  I’ll wake up early tomorrow and figure it out, I thought.  I do my best […]

September 24, 2018

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2 AM Musings on Resilience

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It’s no secret that I’m a fan of self-care.  Clearly.  But this August, I had a crazy idea:  invite my community to a self-care weekend where we can connect in person and learn more about mindfulness and self-care. But how?  I’m not really at a place (yet) where I can organize everything a weekend retreat […]

September 17, 2018

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3 Reasons To Invest In An Annual Self-Care Weekend

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One of the topics I always seems to gravitate to with my friends (nay, my Besties) is:  what are you loving right now?  It’s so fun to hear about (and share!) the products that are making life easier, better, healthier, and more exciting.  Just last night, I complimented a friend’s manicure and she told me […]

September 10, 2018

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6 Self-Care Services You Need To Try

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Remember that scene from the movie Jerry Maguire where Tom Cruise is begging Cuba Gooding, Jr. to “help me help you?”  It’s a classic scene and you can feel Jerry’s desperation palpably, which is probably what makes it so memorable.  It’s also memorable because on some level, it’s feeling we can relate to, especially when […]

August 27, 2018

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5 Free Resources To Help You Help Someone In Crisis

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As I sit down to write this post, it feels like it could potentially be the most vulnerable thing I have ever published to date. In the past, I’ve blogged about my fears regarding my son’s health issues, our foster care journey, and my marriage.  I’ve shared my commitment to end my self-tanning habit (pale […]

August 20, 2018

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Hi, I’m a Therapist, And I Take Prozac

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