In 2018 we explored self-care as something of an experiment, a way to see what kinds of activities could help us with the more immediate, every-day balance in our lives. We had grown tired of seeing faddish versions of self-care and longed for something a little more sustainable. Something with a little more substance.Continue reading “An Unapologetic Commitment to Self-Fulfillment”
We know lots of people who love the winter months. The crisp, cold air, the crunch of snow, rosy cheeks, and all the winter sports…
Sadly, we are decidedly not those people. Our feelings about winter weather are as negative as the temperatures – plus windchill. To us, there’s nothing quite like heading to work and heading home again in the pitch dark of winter to make us feel depleted, drained, and just depressed.Continue reading “We tried to beat the winter blues with a trip to “Light Therapy”- a new Scandinavian exhibit”
Whether 2018’s been a blockbuster or whether it busted something else, we’re all shivering with antici — pation waiting to see how 2019 might unfold.Continue reading “The Only New Year’s Resolution That Matters”
We don’t know about you, but when we turn the page on our sassy Anne Taintor calendar to December there’s an automatic catch in our throats. Anxiety, panic, perhaps the sliiiiightest twinge of concern about how to get it all done – without getting done in…
Who isn’t trying to negotiate obligations with work, friends, family? The holiday work/life balance struggle is real.
If only there were more hours in the day…Continue reading “Our Top Life Hacks to Restore Harmony this Holiday Season”
We’re now into December which means the music in the malls is on perpetually looped holiday jazz standards and everything’s being draped in the ole red, white, and green (and if we’re really lucky, silver and gold, too). For some of us, there’s no better time of year!
For many others, the holiday season marks a particularly slippery emotional slope marked by dread, anxiety, and depression. Not to be a downer, but sometimes even for those who normally look forward to the holidays, the sheer intensity of it all can result in exhaustion, resentment, and obligation. Continue reading “How to Handle the Holidays When You Don’t Feel Merry or Bright”
A long workday is one thing, but when the holidays approach it’s not just those extra days in the office, it’s the festive lunch, the client entertainment, the kids’ school concert, and the corporate party that make keeping up your best that much more of a conundrum.
For the season that has you running from one thing to another, from dawn until dusk, something must be done to keep you looking and feeling bright eyed and bushy tailed – instead of roadkill run ragged.
We’ve got a few tricks up our sleeves for helping you maintain your good cheer – and good looks – during the long days ahead. And, they can all be done in a bathroom break – which is great, because we bet that’s all you’ve got time for!
It’s so much fun when you meet a *true* badass. A Boss. There, I said it. Because they make us better people. They get it– what it takes to achieve your goals, how you can make things better for the world around you, that you can have a good, solid, full body laugh at yourself in the process. They are completely unapologetic for who they are and how they got there. And they bring the rest of us along for the ride.
That’s Azadeh Boroumand in a nutshell. She’s a mom, a wife, a role model, a Personal Trainer, a CrossFit Games competitor, a tireless advocate for true wellness. Yup, a Boss. Continue reading “Azadeh Boroumand is a Boss that’s got your back”
When we started The Self-Care Experiment we wanted to give all of us the opportunity to see what could happen if we truly prioritized self-care. Not just the physical stuff and certainly not the quick-fix spa day or mini-break types (although sign us up because nobody’s saying no to that!), but the more every day, routine kinds of things that we thought might have an impact on our day-to-day lives. Things we felt were feasible to accomplish for the mind, body, and spirit. Continue reading “The Self-Care Experiment Wrap-up: And the winners are…”
We couldn’t agree more that the benefits of meditating are boundless for the mind and spirit. But, the level of practice and discipline that meditation requires to quiet that ‘monkey mind’ can be daunting. It’s not like we haven’t tried. As kids we were naturally drawn to it – albeit unknowingly – and created made up guided visualizations that we would solemnly lead each other through before bedtime at overnight camp (remember listening to your cabin-mate as they led the rest of the kids through relaxing each body part from toes to head? Surprise, that was guided meditation). Continue reading “The Self-Care Experiment Week 6: Floating your cares away”
With our crazy schedules we don’t always have time to plan meals – or when we finally get home after a super long work day (we’re talking days that end around midnight and then out the door again by 7am), the last thing we want to do is spend an hour preparing and cooking meals we’re too tired to eat anyway. Continue reading “The Self-Care Experiment Week 5: Handling meal prep”