Not Selfish, Necessary: Why & How to Prioritize Self-Care

“This world is so demanding. I’m so busy. I never have a moment to focus on me. It seems like everyone needs my attention all the time. Why should I set aside time for myself for some self-care?” The short answer: because it’s absolutely necessary. Busy-ness as a Cultural Norm I remember the very first…… Continue reading Not Selfish, Necessary: Why & How to Prioritize Self-Care

Go Ahead, Buy Yourself Flowers (Here’s 4 Reasons Why)

I’ve always been a big believer in buying myself flowers. I just love the way a fresh bouquet brightens up a room. In college, my best friend and I would walk into Brookline to hit up Trader Joe’s, and I would splurge on a $5 bouquet of flowers for myself. I would then declare myself…… Continue reading Go Ahead, Buy Yourself Flowers (Here’s 4 Reasons Why)

How To Know When You Need Self Love

We talk a lot about self loveĀ and ways to take care of yourself, but what about knowing WHEN you need it? I’ve put together a list (that is in no way conclusive) of warning signs that you may be due for some self love. You’re feeling drained, physically, emotionally or spiritually. You’ve had a bad…… Continue reading How To Know When You Need Self Love

Day 1: 2016 Self Love Challenge

Today I woke up early, too excited by the news of a friend’s engagement to sleep, and decided to watch the sunrise. It was a beautiful way to start this new month of February, and perhaps it’ll encourage me to catch a few more. Today’s challenge for the Self Care Dare was to write down…… Continue reading Day 1: 2016 Self Love Challenge