Do you talk to yourself? ... Nicely? I thought not. Let's reframe that self-talk.
I talk a lot about managing stress and preventing burnout, but what about "activist burnout"?
Eat to prevent stress? Great. Eat during high stress times? Hard to do...
Let's talk a little about emotional eating during the current crisis. Check out this video for strategies to try.
"Sometimes you need to slow down to eventually go faster." ~Robin Sharma How do you slow down? What does that look like? When was the last time you actually did? If it's been a while, here are a couple of ways you can try to slow down today: Start with the breath. Check in on … Continue reading LoveBites: 2 Easy Ways to Slow Down
"You've been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn't worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens." ~Louise Hay Not sure where to start? Try remembering the best compliments you've ever received. Visualize what it was like when it was said to you. Now, if you downplayed or rejected it ("it was nothing" or "no … Continue reading LoveBites: Try Approving of Yourself
"I AM THE STORM." It's so easy to get washed away within a vortex of doubt, anxiety, self-sabotage, worry that things just aren't good enough. Looks, health, career, relationships - anything that feels like it's bearing down on you, maybe even tearing you apart. Change the perspective. Be the storm. Tear that shit up yourself. … Continue reading LoveBites: I am the Storm
So often, I get wrapped up in taking care of other people, animals, projects... but not myself. "You can't pour from an empty cup," I say, but my own cup runs low. From time to time it helps to remind myself to refill! Here's how you can refill your cup too: 😴 sleep! Aim for … Continue reading LoveBites: Take Care of Yourself!
Who's up for some lunchtime meditation? Take a few moments now (bonus if you're just sitting down and haven't started eating yet). Choose one of these mantras to hold in your mind: All situations are temporary. There is no wrong decision. I've survived all of the difficult moments of my past. Be still and know. I … Continue reading LoveBites: Meditation
If the holidays have you flailing, try these 3 strategies to bring back some calm.