I took this photo of one of my favorite trees, a pepper tree, in front of this gorgeous Southern California backdrop. When I take a deep breath and relive the moment I took this photo, it really does calm any of my anxious feelings. For our mental wellness, let’s take a break this Sunday to … Continue reading Self-Care Sunday: Moment of Calm
The most difficult climb can have the best views. Which is what compels so many people to scale tall mountains. To reach that summit and gaze in wonder at the gorgeous view. Much like the beautiful view in this photo taken during our visit to the fjords in Norway. Climbing to this summit was well … Continue reading Self-Care Sunday: Enjoy the View
Every Sunday is Self-Care Sunday here at Nuts and Crackers. But what exactly does it mean to self-care? Is it taking a rest, a vacation, meditating, working out, reading a book? Well, according to this article from the Health Coach Institute, there are seven types of self-care: • Emotional self-care• Physical self-care• Mental self-care• Social … Continue reading Self-Care Sunday: 7 Types of Self-Care
A little fun fact for this Labor Day Weekend. In the not so distant past of the 1970’s, the U.S. Department of Labor made the fashion forward decision of allowing women to wear slacks and pantsuits to work instead of skirts. I'm sure this was a welcome change during the snowy winter months in Washington … Continue reading Self-Care Sunday: Ladies, Put Your Pants On!
According to the calendar, we are close to the end of summer. But the summer temperatures where I live in Southern California are not even close to ending. We don’t really have fall, except for a slight temperature drop at night. The days of September are about the same as August, low to mid 80s, … Continue reading Self-Care Sunday: End of Summer
Let me explain. I took this photo (yes standing in the middle of active railroad tracks) shortly after I lost my job in 2020. Now, 2 years later, I'm still looking for full-time employment! I never imagined back in March of 2020 that I would soon be without full-time employment for over two years, but … Continue reading Self-Care Sunday: Journey with God
Inflation, shootings, people doing all around bad stuff. My mind can only take so much bad news before I spiral into thinking this country is terrible and I want to leave! Therefore, I'm declaring Sunday to be a NO NEWS DAY! With one caveat. The Sunday Morning Show with Jane Pauley’s calming demeanor. Even the … Continue reading Self-Care Sunday: Turn off the News
We spent this weekend at another artist immersion exhibition. This time it was impressionist artist Claude Monet. And just like the Van Gough exhibit was saw last year, this was a multi media event with interactive exhibits, and stunning visuals. This exhibit did a great job of giving context to the impressionist movement. A series … Continue reading Self-Care Sunday: Immersed in Monet
I found this when searching through Etsy. Not sure who the author is, but it seemed appropriate to share this 4th of July weekend: Advice from a firecrackerLeave a little sparkle wherever you go. Shoot for the stars. Don‘t let you light fade. Be brilliant. Have a blast. Go out with a bang! Photo from … Continue reading Self-Care Sunday: Firecracker
For some people, spending time with family may seem more anxiety inducing than stress relieving self-care. But fortunately for me, spending time with my mom is actually a form of self-care for me. And it’s all because of how we care for each other. This weekend marks my mom’s 85th birthday, and we’re celebrating by … Continue reading Celebrating Mom’s 85th!