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’m celebrating Mother’s Day by taking the day off and reposting an excerpt from an old blog I posted back in 2017. At the time, my daughter was 15 and I was adjusting to life with a high school student. Now I’m the mother of a college student, while I’m … Continue reading SCS: Celebrating Mother’s 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?!
It’s pretty common knowledge that being out in nature is good for our mental health. So why not take it a step further and get those hands dirty! Be engaged with nature, nurturing it instead of just observing it. This Self-Care Sunday is dedicated to my amateur gardening skills. I have a planter box in … Continue reading SCS: Gardening Therapy
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.
Beginning last Friday, I started thinking of what my self-care would be this Sunday. Maybe gardening? I bought a basil plant with plans to buy some vegetables on Sunday morning. Didn’t happen. It’s a beautiful day, maybe a drive to the beach? Nope, didn’t happen. And then I thought, “Why do I have to do … Continue reading Self-Care Sunday: Doing Nothing! (almost)
“There’s a redwood forest.” What? Did I hear my husband right? We live in Southern California, not Northern California where the famous Muir Wood redwood trees are located. He then went on to explain that a few redwood trees were planted in Carbon Canyon. So I decided this would be a perfect Self-Care Sunday get … Continue reading Self-Care Sunday: Road to Redwoods
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
As we head into the weekend, I want to offer this friendly reminder to take a moment for yourself. A moment to walk, meditate... whatever it takes to give you peace and perspective. I discovered this cute little bridge at the Niguel Botanical Garden. Your journey isn't over, so make the most of it!