Since this Independence Day holiday also falls on a Self-Care Sunday (SCS), it got me thinking about what independence means to me in my day to day living. I’ve done enough traveling to some very oppressed places to find that independence is so easy to take for granted. Too many people are struggling just to … Continue reading SCS: What does independence mean to me?
Over the years, I’ve incorporated countless different skin care products into my routine, and now I’ve reached the age where I have both acne and wrinkles (not fair!). So on this Self-Care Sunday (SCS), I decided to blog about my favorite products in case anyone who reads this would find it helpful. Full disclosure, no … Continue reading SCS: My Favorite Skin Care Products
For some of us in the U.S., this weekend is about shopping, traveling and backyard barbecues. For others, it’s a time of remembrance. To mourn the loss of a loved one or friend that was killed while serving in the military. This Self-Care Sunday post is dedicated to everyone who has received that heart breaking … Continue reading Remembrance
Thinking about self-care Sunday (SCS) had lead me to thinking of how our minds can go to some dark places. I suppose any number of factors can contribute to this, both circumstantial and biological. Maybe the worst moments for us come when we allow other people to define who we are, instead of fully embracing … Continue reading SCS: Let Your Light Shine
Blueberry pie, blueberry cobbler, blueberry compote, blueberry muffins, blueberry pancakes. This Self-Care Sunday, I'm thinking of the different recipes for the delicious blueberries we are going to pick. Every year around Mother’s Day, we drive for over an hour to the Temecula Berry Company to harvest at least a couple pies worth of blueberries. First, … Continue reading SCS: A Berry Good Day
For this self-care Sunday (SCS), I want to address the benefits of aromatherapy for ridding anxiety and promoting calm and relaxation. Much has been made of the power of scent, from the romantic allure of perfume, to the nauseating smell of what I pick up after my dog when I walk her. And now, a … Continue reading SCS: What Smells So Good?!
Continuing from my last post about getting ready for surgery, I took a COVID spit test, which was less than pleasant. And it also came back with inconclusive results! I found this out the DAY BEFORE my surgery, which is nuts because I have to get a negative result in order to have the surgery! … Continue reading Self-Care Sunday: Recovering from Surgery.
The upcoming 2021 Grammy Awards show got me thinking about how much music means to me and my mental health. I’ve literally lost count of the number of times throughout my life I’ve turned to music when I was feeling low, lost or some other kind of way. Because music is such a personal thing … Continue reading Self-Care Sunday: Everything I Want in Music
For this self-care Sunday, my friends and I did some community outreach, which served both our friendship and the community. Is anyone else tired of zoom?! Our service project was to write some greeting cards to seniors that are living in adult care homes. Residents of these homes can feel lonely and isolated if they … Continue reading Self-Care Sunday – The Write Thing to Do
This self-care Sunday began Saturday morning with a trip to the farmer’s market for some fresh herbs, fruit, vegetables… and kettle corn. See this is what happens every couple of weeks. I go on a health bender to fool myself into thinking the unhealthy things I was eating before really don’t matter. 😉 What I … Continue reading Self-Care Sunday from the Farmer’s Market