The Gifts in Your Weight

There are gifts in your weight, really there are too many to count. I totally get that you may not see them yet so let’s chat for a few but not about losing weight ok? I quit weighing myself years ago. I quit shaming myself and I quit avoiding the word fat in conversation. I […]

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In Defense of Ego and Energy

Similar to our physical body’s immune system we have one for our emotions and energy fields. All kinds of specialized systems and cells rush to the sites of injury to protect, isolate the danger, sometimes encapsulate and to heal. T-Cells, B-Cells, antibodies, phagocytes, plasma cells, neutrophils, inflammation responses, etc. Our bodies are a miracle of […]

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Law of Attraction and Martyr Money

Take care of yourself first so you can take care of others. Right? We hear it all the time: you can’t give what you don’t have, self-care first and foremost, etc. and yet caretaker types are the first to complain that no one takes care of them. They do the caring then when they’re depleted […]

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If You Can Train a Dog or Cat, You Can Train Yourself!

If you can train a dog you can train yourself. If you can train a cat you are even better equipped to train yourself into making and keeping commitments to self-care because really? Training a cat? Yeah it can be done but just like training yourself it takes commitment and consistency to get cumulative results. […]

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A Final Plea to Prevent Burnout:Self-care for Advocates Series End

Recently a woman I know and have gotten a cat from (Ginger Rose who is currently living with my mom in Colorado) is closing her doors to her phenomenal cat rescue and TNR (trap-neuter-return) services because why? She’s burned the eff out. Her heart has in her own words “hardened”, she has no more tears […]

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YL Essential Oils: Self Care for Advocates Series 3

Compassion fatigue, Vicarious Trauma, Secondary Trauma, Burnout has been the subject for the last few weeks and I’m happy to see it being covered on more blogs also. It’s hard to stop for self-care when you’re thought pattern is “just one more”. I can do just one more cat, dog, child I can! Only you […]

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