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
This Easter weekend looks much different from Easter last year when we had to stay home and watch the service online. Now people can attend the events person! Saturday I was at church helping with the egg hunt. We had over 400 families show up for the event! Families still have limited options for what … Continue reading Self-Care Sunday: Easter
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
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!