Monthly Archives: March 2010

Self-Care 101: Journey of Awareness

Yesterday I was in a conversation with a woman about food.  This is a topic close to my heart these days (see previous blogs) as we are establishing an urban farm in our backyard — complete with chickens.  The baby chicks arrived this week and will soon outgrow their cardboard box and move into their new coop built by my husband and our friends and family. We are trying to live out

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Self-Care 101: Crisis of Identity

There are hundreds of things that vie for our attention every day.  There are the necessities like family, food, work, health, etc. and the not-so-necessary like “checking out” a friend of a friend of a friend’s wedding pics on Facebook (yeah your secret is out, I do it too).  Last week I talked about shame and guilt in self-care and those catch our attention on occasion, even if we realize

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Self-Care 101: The Reconciliation of Self

“Over the years, the growing consciousness of radical grace has wrought profound changes in my self-awareness. Justification by grace means that I know myself accepted by God as I am. When my heat is enlightened and my heart is pierced by this truth, I can accept myself as I am. Genuine self-acceptance is not derived form the power of positive thinking, mind games, or pop psychology. It is an act of

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What is Self-Care: an intro

You know it’s been a long week when the new roll of toilet paper doesn’t even make it on the holder. It sits there on the top of the empty one, ever ready to grab but not in its proper place. It might sound inappropriate, but this is how my life has felt the past couple of weeks — not fully in place and slowly being depleted… and yes I

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