A Surprising Self-care Concept

A Surprising Self-care Concept

Self-Care Concept A surprising self-care concept came to me as I tried to write the promised Self Care Tips, but kept coming up with the same ole tried and true, which of course are great, but then I heard Brene Brown say this when Tim Ferris interviewed her for his show: “Routine will set you free.” And then I knew, that’s it. That is the best self-care tip I could ever offer anyone. I’m not talking rigid, can’t change anything kind of routine, I’m talking about the things that keep your life organized and make your brain stay free of clutter. What could be more self-care than this?  Uncertain times call for Self-care We are living in uncertain times and that can be a bit unnerving, but when our daily lives are the only thing we somewhat have control of, then routine is just what we need for self-care. Being in lock down might seem the time to throw routine out the window, however, routine is certainty and that can be comforting.  Travel and Routine We travel a great deal, and getting out of a routine wears on me. I love the travel, but I love being home and getting back into the groove. When we started coming to live in France three months of the year, it was partly to give ourselves the ability to maintain a bit of routine without the constant back and forth. Who knew this year would turn into a crisis? Being in lockdown twenty minutes from Paris may sound like a dream, but it’s not when you can’t get there. Self-care had to become...
Hello, It’s Me!

Hello, It’s Me!

Dear Beautiful RAgers, Hello, it’s me and I’m back. Hopefully you haven’t forgotten being subscribed to this blog. I disappeared almost two years ago after posting a guest blogger. That post appeared on March 12, 2018. Two weeks later, on the day my next post would have published, my oldest son unexpectedly died. Needless to say, my blog was the last thing on my mind. Last year, I was contemplating working on my blog again. I went to update my plugins and the whole site went white. However, two days later, my father died. I never came back to find out what went wrong. As I approach the two year anniversary of my son’s death, I have written a long post about my experience and grief. It is far too long for a blog post, so if you would like to read it, please follow this link: Losing Shawn I am excited to be back. There is lots to tell you about, new ideas to share, and events to think about, including those big zero ending birthday years. I hope you will continue to come along for the ride. As we all hunker down to beat the Coronavirus, this is a good time to think, read, write, and just be. I’m in France and we are on complete lock-down. We can only go out for the grocery, doctor visit, or exercise. Let’s keep each other’s spirits up. In reference to the link in this post, if you, or anyone you know is experiencing grief, please share this with them. If you need someone to talk to, reach out, I’m here. Feel...