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Self-care

declutter-your-mind

Decluttering the Mind and the Room

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This weekend as I walked through the living room, my daughter-in-law offered to help me organize my sewing center. I froze in my tracks! Panic and fear coursed through my body – my mouth went dry, and I got a lump in my throat – I quickly said, “No, thank…

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dandelions

Interesting Things to Know About Dandelions

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I decided to write about dandelions this week because I’ve received a few of them as precious gifts from my granddaughters. It is spring. Children are fascinated by these bright yellow flowers. Moms, Grammas, and Aunties show their appreciation with oohs and ahhs, and by putting the dandelion bouquets which…

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self-caring

Difference Between Self-Care and Self-Caring

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Recently I have been pondering the terms, ‘Self-care’ and ‘Self-caring.’ Do you think they are the same terms? Me too, or, at least, I used to. I was surprised to discover a notable difference between these two terms. Let’s try and understand that today.  What is Self-Care? When thinking about…

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stand-up-for-yourself

How to Stand up for Yourself

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One of the most wonderful things in this community is that we all support each other, stand with each other, and share a common bond. But do we do the same for ourselves? Do we even know how to stand up for ourselves? Advocating for oneself Self-advocacy can be extremely…

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be-yourself

Unmasking Our True Selves

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Due to COVID, we have spent a long time socially distancing and protecting ourselves and others. We have all become very used to wearing a mask in public. The masks we’ve been wearing and the distance we have been observing are literal masks and literal distance. Someday soon, hopefully, we…

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never-give-up

The Persistence of Women with Lipedema

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If there is one thing that can be said about those of us with Lipedema, it is that we are tenacious. We are like pit bulls. We never give up! We have had to tough out finding medical professionals who will listen to us, family and friends not understanding our…

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Bleh. Funk. Ho hum. Whatever.

By | Self-care

Do you ever just go there? To that place where you really are not overly excited for the day, but you also are not dreading it? Where you are just “bleh”? Skies are grey but not stormy? Too warm to build a fire in the fireplace and yet too cold…

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