Gratitude is Self-Care

Yesterday was a gorgeous Sunday here in NYC (so much that I was in a very grateful mood). It got me thinking about how gratitude improves our overall mood and increases our energy. And how it can be a part of a great self-care plan. Oxford defines gratitude as: the quality of being thankful; readinessContinue reading “Gratitude is Self-Care”

Rainbows follow the Rain

It’s a rainy day here in NYC. Typical Spring weather. April showers bring May flowers and all that jazz. For some of us, rain brings us down. We want to stay in bed, keep warm under the covers and wait for the sun to shine again. But, we can’t. We can’t just hide. Because thereContinue reading “Rainbows follow the Rain”

Quit Being So Hard on Yourself

I love this quote from Erma Bombeck. Her book, Forever Erma is a collection of her hilarious columns all about life and motherhood. (Read it and it’ll crack you up!) I found her book at a flea market somewhere. (It was such a long time ago, but this book really uplifted my spirit.) She’s been goneContinue reading “Quit Being So Hard on Yourself”

Self-Care Sessions – Ep. 3: Single Mom Truths

Hiya readers! Welcome to Episode 3 of the Self-Care Sessions! This time around I wanted to share the story of fellow single mom, Andrea Cunningham who runs the hilarious Instagram account, Single Mom Truths.  I’ve NO idea how I found her (probably when I got stuck in the vortex of the search function on Instagram),Continue reading “Self-Care Sessions – Ep. 3: Single Mom Truths”

Give Yourself Permission

Permission: (noun) authorization to do something – Dictionary.com Women are conditioned to act a certain way, be a certain way and hit certain benchmarks. have that great career, spouse, kids and spotless house. We’re taught that we need permission to do certain things. To get the okay from someone else to do the things weContinue reading “Give Yourself Permission”