self-care

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Suffering Is Not Success: What I’ve Learned In A Year Of Self-Care

A bipolar, body-positive bread enthusiast with a fucked-up pretty much healed ankle and a history of disordered eating chronicles health, weight- Read...
joni edelman   |   07.3.17   |   SHARE
Beyond Before & After
What can we do to care for our skin of all colors?

Skincare Is Self-Care! Protect Yourself From The Summer Sun With These Tips

When you are dealing with soaring temperatures and direct sunlight, your direct needs become very obvious and immediate: stay hydrated, protect your Read...
Laurel Dickman    |   06.23.17   |   SHARE
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I'm Not Pregnant, But I Look Like I Am 

I look pregnant. This body has made six humans. This belly has been inflated and collapsed and inflated and collapsed, and so on. What should it Read...
joni edelman   |   06.19.17   |   SHARE
Beyond Before & After
Sometimes, I have to stop and cry and wail and moan for a weekend, but then I get back up.

I Get Depressed Every Summer. This Year, I Decided To Find Out Why.

I don’t want to spend another summer waiting for winter. It took years to realize this, and even more years to act on it. This is the work of healing Read...
Jenni Berrett   |   06.14.17   |   SHARE
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7. Find a self-care routine that works for you.

7 Ways For New Moms To Embrace The Chaos Of New Motherhood

Eventually, I accepted the need to just let things go (like keeping up with cleaning), and embrace all the chaos that new motherhood brings. So, here Read...
Allison Cooper    |   06.12.17   |   SHARE
Families
Anxiety is serious business, but it doesn’t have to rule your life. Once you learn about it, you can take more control.

5 Ways To Stop Anxiety Attacks

Anxiety. I’ve lived with it for over thirty years now, Read...
Laurel Dickman    |   06.9.17   |   SHARE
Minds
Admittedly a definite luxury, floatation tanks can force you to take a break in ways which you might not normally be able to.

Float On: Why A Floatation Tank Is The Ultimate Deep-Relaxation Tool

Few things make a body feel better than less things holding it back, be it physical, emotional, or gravitational. Read...
Laurel Dickman    |   06.2.17   |   SHARE
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Find Your Secret Heart Place: A Guide To Surviving Difficult Times

It did not solve all of my problems. It did not make the reality of this deep hurt go away. But it did make me feel more like myself, which I'd begun Read...
Jenni Berrett   |   05.31.17   |   SHARE