Self-care ideas

Ideas and inspiration about the need to care for ones self

Rehearse It


“I am creating a beautiful life!”
“I treat myself with respect.”
“I love my life!”
“I am constantly learning.”
“I love and accept myself.”

Be well my friend, body and soul.





Do you ever feel the need to take a break, large or small, from the things that may be driving you or constantly leaving you feeling empty, sick or discouraged?

Junk food? Media? Games? Negativity and sarcasm?

Hey, what a wonderful idea!

Sometimes we have to be on the outside of a habit looking back to see what influence it really is or has been.

If you feel it’s time for a break, I hope you won’t lose any time taking it!

You can reclaim more of your time, health and optimism by taking such decisive action.

And isn’t it amazing how just making the decision gives you a surge of energy?

Love to you today! Never forget, you are needed and loved.



P.S. Want to make progress toward greater happiness faster? Experts say, change your environment by spending time with positive, forward moving people and you will experience swifter motion forward too!

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Apple Chicken Salad


This was a good one. I hope you enjoy it if you decide to give it a try!

Cucumbers apples (these were gala)
Pecan halves
Chicken, marinated in Italian dressing and barbecued

For the dressing I used:
1/2 cup olive oil
1/8-1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
2 Tbs honey
1/2 tsp Real salt
a drizzle of sesame oil {which makes all the difference!}

Salads like this make a really nice and filling lunch.

I hope you are well and taking great care of yourself!



Sandal Feet


Have you been wearing sandals enough yet this season that your feet are starting to dry out and look scruffy?

Go from reptile looking feet to baby softness by soaking your feet in a cup of Epsom salt in hot water for about 15 minutes. It is amazing!

Take care of you. It will only mean you can take better care of them. You matter and you are important. Without words, self-care says, “Daughters, this is how a woman cares for herself and demonstrates her self-respect.”

Besides, 15 minutes with your feet in warm, soothing water…..ahhhh. It’s a bit-of-heaven!

Love you!


Let It Shine!


Have you gotten a little burn on your neck or face or arms yet this early summer? Seems like it’s easy to do when you’re outside more than usual at the beginning of the season.

These days I use coconut oil for that. I’ve heard some funny jokes {none of which I can think of this minute} about the benefits of coconut oil. It’s been quite the craze hasn’t it?

I do use it quite a bit in baking and frying and smoothies and granola, but the most common use I have for it is on my skin. It heals minor burns like you can’t believe, if you haven’t tied it already.

Just smooth some on and soon the pain and redness has eased up. When the kids have been out in the sun for awhile, it’s a great thing to do when they come inside. A little oil on the nose and cheeks and neck.

See what you think!

I hope it’s a sweet summer for you!



P.S. has great deals on their vitacost brand coconut oil. You can get 52 ounces for about $20 and free shipping!