Self-care and Nurture

Self-Care Tips for the Creative Soul

by Amy Odland Ahhhh, the new year is here: 2019, with its hopes and dreams of what could be.  We are well into January by now. Have you chosen your word for the year or made your list of resolutions? Tackled the latest decluttering challenge AND started going to the gym again?  There is nothing like January and all its perkiness about changing our behaviors to make you feel horrible about the way you care for yourself. Why is it…

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Why Preparing for the New Year Must Include Dating Yourself

Preparing for the New Year is pointless if you just make a list of resolutions. Don’t do it. Instead, take time to make SMARTER goals and you’ll discover that healthy self-care can become a habit. Why You Need to Start Dating Don’t get me wrong. Pedro and I just celebrated our 30th anniversary last week. And this article has nothing to do with dating your spouse. It has nothing to do with dating someone else, either. But dating yourself? Yep.…

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Preparing for the New Year Might Mean Tossing Projects

Preparing for the New Year doesn’t mean making resolutions. It DOES mean taking time to think about your why–even for your craft projects. #crafting #resolutions #newyear

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The Importance of Spiritual Self-Care for Caregivers

In this fourth installment celebrating National Family Caregivers month, I’ll share the importance of spiritual self-care for caregivers. Don’t get me wrong, spiritual self-care should be a high priority on everyone’s list, but it’s especially important for caregivers! Spiritual Self-Care Fail I had only gone to church a handful of times since April, but that day I felt the need to attend. After all, the church always had a beautiful musical program the week before Christmas. I didn’t want to…

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Shred the Excuses: Why Caregivers Need to Focus on Self-care

Today’s Self-Care Sunday features author and caregiver Karen Sebastian. She tackles the importance of caregivers taking care of themselves physically and shredding the excuses. How then do you gain the essence of wisdom? You cross the threshold of true knowledge when you live in obedient devotion to God. Stubborn know-it-alls will never stop to do this, for they scorn true wisdom and knowledge. Proverbs 1:7 TPT Why Caregivers Don’t Take Care of Themselves You’ve heard the lectures and the logic…

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What One Thing Would You Take With You?

Today’s Five-Minute Friday prompt? One Hell in Paradise I have friends, classmates, and former coworkers who live in Paradise, CA—or the former Paradise, CA. Many of them worked at Feather River Hospital, and barely made it out with their lives. My Facebook feed filled with photos of melted cars, garage doors where houses used to stand, flames licking both sides of the road, and stories of miraculous escapes. One of my friends helped deliver a baby during the evacuation. Her…

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