Tag Archives: self-care

“Why Now?!” (Is it ever a good time to get sick?)

Fever & Chicken Soup

No, I don’t think there is ever a good time to get sick, pretty much any time you get sick it’s a bad time but, there are definitely worse times to get sick… like this past week.  I’m finally at the tail end of a nasty cold/virus that put me out of commission for a little over a week and I had things to do!   Continue reading “Why Now?!” (Is it ever a good time to get sick?)

Just Breathe.

Just Breathe. I’m coming to realize that anything done with mindfulness becomes a joyous act… but nothing demonstrates this more clearly than conscious breathing.It’s amazing to me that something we do automatically our entire lives can have such an immediate positive effect on our being whenever done consciously.  I’m coming to realize that anything done with mindfulness becomes a joyous act… but nothing demonstrates this more clearly than conscious breathing.

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Put Your Own Oxygen Mask On First (and other life lessons learned on a plane)

Enjoying the view
Enjoying the view

I’ve become a fairly seasoned air traveler over the past few years, flying to various places in the U.S. with my boss and occasionally alone, so I’ve heard the safety instructions countless times.  Since I’ve set a goal to blog once a week and knew I had a trip coming up, I was already planning to write about one of my favorite analogies for self-care: putting on your own oxygen mask before helping others.  However, this past week we were on some particularly long flights, about 17 hours round trip, not including layovers.  So, I had a lot of time to read, write, listen to podcasts I’d downloaded, and even watch a movie I’d been meaning to see… which all led to some additional insights I’d like to share. Continue reading Put Your Own Oxygen Mask On First (and other life lessons learned on a plane)