This past weekend I facilitated a private self-care retreat for 10-year old girls. The experience was inspiring and humbling. I thought the fourth graders would be all about the aromatherapy bar, coloring mandalas and dipping strawberries in chocolate. Wow, was I wrong. When I asked, “What does self-care mean to you?” they immediately piped up: time with “me,” relaxation, doing what felt true and standing up for myself. They loved this invitation and were ready and open to keep sharing.
I define self-care as the art and science of attuning and responding to your needs and desires moment to moment. What does self-care mean to you? Join me this week as I sit with this question and check out my 2 min. video below on this theme:
Want more? Read Self-Care is Not About Self-Improvement. Let me know how your week goes, I’d love to hear from you.
~ A beautiful giveaway ~ My dear friend and colleague Mary Reynolds Thompson, writing coach and author of Reclaiming the Wild Soul, shares, “The Earth and your own soul require you to live magnificently and fiercely; it is time for a new story.” I love Mary’s powerful work which encourages us to re-connect to nature and unleash our innate wildness! We’re giving away a copy of Mary’s new book, The Wild Soul Woman: 5 Earth Archetypes to Unleash Your Full Feminine Power. (It’s phenomenal and Mary just signed a contract with a new publisher so this is currently the only way to get a copy!) Just share in the comments below your response to, “What does self-care mean to you?” and we’ll announce a winner on Friday.
HOW CAN I SUPPORT YOU? HERE ARE THREE OPPORTUNITIES:
- April 14-16 ~ Awakening Your Wild Soul: Women’s Self-Renewal Retreat at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, my favorite retreat center (this deeply replenishing, multi-dimensional experience always sells out, don’t delay). Fly in to Boston, MA, Albany, NY or Hartford, CT. Packages start at just $650; this is my most intimate ’23 retreat. Learn more.
- Download a self-care retreat today! ~ Check out our award-winning life balance audio classes and books–available 24/7 to enjoy from the comfort of your home, car, or bathtub! Starting at $49. Learn more.
- Wild Souls Nature Adventures (based in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western NC): authentic movement classes, community song circles, full moon hikes, meditation workshops, women’s circles & private events. New offerings listed each week; have me design a custom retreat for your team/friends. Join us March 12th for our next Wild Souls Authentic Movement class in Western NC. Learn more.