How to Use Self Compassion to Get Through Life's Obstacles

After 3 years in clinical practice, I found that my true passion was helping people on a deeper level live a holistic, meaningful, and balanced life. My goal is that my clients feel vibrant, healthy, and connected, both physically and mentally, from the inside out.

I recently got asked about the use of self compassion during times of crisis. I thought I would share my thoughts here. 

My most recent crisis was losing my mother to cancer last October. It opened my eyes to how I can view myself even during difficult times. I have had a pattern of being critical of myself throughout my life and not feeling good enough. It's something that I have worked on but during this hard time I found it coming back to the surface. 

Even after my mom passed away, I was guilt stricken with things I didn't do. "I didn't even walk with her on the beach." "I wasn't present enough with her." " I didn't know we wouldn't have more time together."

All of these thoughts tore me up. I...

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How Self Care Has Helped Me Get Through the Loss of My Mom

 

Losing someone so close to us and influential in our lives is so very difficult. It can feel paralyzing and overwhelming. It is a shock to our bodies physically and emotionally. 

 
This past fall, I lost my mom and it continues to be the most difficult thing I have ever dealt with and continue to process. 
 
Dealing with such a loss has made me passionate about helping others go through the grief process with self love and compassion. 
 
The love of yourself, your friends and family, and remembering your own strength and resilience are all helpful to getting through such a loss. 
 
At the beginning of this journey, I quickly realized that I had to utilize self care to function. I knew I had to put one step in front of the other to get through the day and where I began was taking care of myself. 
 
I wanted to share my most helpful self care techniques with anyone else going through such a loss to help them through...
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Why Dry Brushing is Self Care and a Healthy Habit

Dry brushing as a continual practice is such a beautiful way to honor your skin, body, and heart.  

It may seem odd, brushing your skin... but trust me it feels amazing. Using a dry brush with bristles in an upward, gentle, sweeping motion (always towards your heart) has a wide array of benefits both physically and mentally. 

It is best to dry brush before showering (hence, dry ; )) . Trust me, I did this and I felt so reinvigorated during my shower. It's incredible how some simple self care can help you feel strong, powerful, and excited to seize the day. 

Here are the 5 top health reasons to start dry brushing: 

1) Naturally exfoliates the skin to nurture new glowing skin cells and help say goodbye to old skin cells that are ready to go. Some have said that it can help reduce cellulite as well as it smoothes out the skin- try it for yourself for 30 days and see what happens!

2) Improves circulation and lymph flow that is essential for healing and continued...

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