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8 Keys to Excellent Self-Care During the Holidays (and all year)

December 18, 2017

Holiday-Stress

 

I know what happens when I neglect self-care and I know how easy it is to slip up during the holidays. I’ve done it many times and witnessed others do it countless times, too.

So today I’m opening my private journal to share the 8 keys I flawlessly follow return to—to take extraordinary care of me. Make them yours.

1. Morning Moments

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Left my outgrown life and started a new one. Here’s what happened.

December 3, 2017

 

TRADING SHOULDS FOR WANTS 

This is my THIRD return from an inner retreat in three years. First, it was mom’s illness. Then, her passing. Then, I jumped fully into the fire of remaking my life.

I grieved, took a break from my work, fell out of love, sold my home, fell in love, and set out on a traveling adventure with my new man (not in that order and with a…

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Happy – My 3 Favorite Scientifically Proven Happiness Activities

March 23, 2017

 

HAPPINESS ACTIVITIES

In my last post, I shared insights from Sonja Lyubomirsky’s research-based book “The How of Happiness” (links below). If you missed my post, click here and learn what you can and can’t change about your happiness and how to do it.

Part One of Sonja’s book delves into the whys of happiness. It refers to studies and the state of current happiness research.

Part…

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Happy – 5 Things You Need to Know

March 13, 2017

Cynthia gets happy

READY TO GET HAPPY?

I had the tremendous good fortune to stumble across the work of Sonja Lyubomirsky, the genius extraordinaire, who did us all a huge favor when she took up the study of what it takes to be happy. 

Sonja has written two outstanding, research-based, books (links below) on the whys and hows of becoming and staying happy. Her insights and conclusions blew my mind, and they’ve changed my life….

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10 Tips for Taking Care of Yourself During the Holidays (and always)

December 23, 2015

Holiday-Stress

 

I know what happens when I neglect self-care and I know how easy it is to slip up during the holidays. I’ve done it many times and witnessed others do it countless times, too.

So today I’m opening my private journal to share the 10 tips I flawlessly follow return to—to take extraordinary care of me. Make them yours.

1. Morning Moments

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The Difference Between “I Can’t Afford It” and “I Don’t Value It”

October 15, 2014

The Difference Between “I Can’t Afford It” and “I Don’t Value It.”

 

Once in a great while, I come across a writer and a writing that moves my center. My friend, Stacey Robbins, has penned a piece we all need to read.

I’ll warn you now, it’s raw, contains some adult language, and will call you on your inner BS (forgive me, I couldn’t find a more appropriate word). Also, it’s long. Make the time…

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My Worst Nightmare Revisits Me. (Prayers please.)

March 13, 2014

 My Worst Nightmare Revisits Me

 

On a personal note...

A couple of days ago, my mother was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance—just like my then husband, over a decade ago. She presented with a variety of neurological deficits—just as my husband did. Today, she’s in the same hospital that I watched the man and life I loved disappear into the twisted quagmire of neurological…

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Why I chose to end my show

August 29, 2013

The Dock and the Willow Tree

Today I hosted the 40th and final broadcast of my Hay House Radio show.

It’s been an amazing experience and part of me wanted to stay and do four hundred shows, but it’s time for me to take the next step on my journey.

I’ve spent the last weeks sitting on the dock at my best friend’s pond in Iowa. I was surrounded by beauty in the form…

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