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When you f(&*k up

I’m not a fan of f(&*king up. Who is, I suppose?

But when I do, I like to say – “I f9&*ked up and I’m so sorry.”

Last month, I did a podcast for Parent Town. It was on Body Image.

While I was doing the interview, I used some vernacular that I didn’t even realize that I had used until I listened to the podcast. When I did, I heard the words and immediately wished I hadn’t said them and felt such regret.

What I said:

Two times I said the words, “on the warpath.”

And once I said, “crazy.”

The first was insensitive to indigenous people – I am sorry. I regret the use of the words and will do better.

The second was insensitive to people living with mental illness – I am sorry. I regret the use of the word and will do better.

I want to be clear – I don’t want or need you to say “it’s not a big deal” or “don’t get upset” or to validate me in any way. Instead, I want you to just hear that I messed up and that I own that mess up. I regret if it caused any harm and I will work to do better next time.

Words are powerful. They can build or destruct. They can love or hate. They can cause microaggressions and harm.

In the future, I’ll use my words more carefully.

Peace, Sarah

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Self Compassion – Parent Town Podcast

Hey if you haven’t checked out the Parent Town Podcast, I highly recommend.
Conversations around different topics from Twin Cities Producer/Host Heidi Huelster.
I got to participate in one on Body Image, Self Compassion and how Representation Matters in the health and wellness industry. Click here to listen.
Give them a like and a listen at their Facebook page.
xo

 


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Simplicity & Self Care

Sometimes I wonder – do we use excuses to avoid giving ourselves care? Are the barriers to self-care that seem insurmountable created and put in place by ourselves? Does not caring for ourselves seem indulgent because we don’t feel worthy?

I ask because many, many people who come to me have allowed their wants, needs and desires to drop off their own radar.

They are happy to give care to the people in their lives, but giving themselves their own time and attention seems audacious and self-indulgent.

I get it. I am recovering from feeling this way myself. And let me tell you the very truth…it’s not true. Giving yourselves the SIMPLEST of care starts this beautiful avalanche of self-kindness.

The key is SIMPLICITY. Let’s invite in simplicity into our self-care. If we can reframe self-care to simple things like a breath, a lit candle, a cup of tea, a moment of quiet…maybe we can give it to ourselves more, and more, and more.

Click here to see a short vid I did.

And click here if you want the Self-Care & Self-Love Workbook. It’s free and chock full of ideas to help you.

 

But let me tell you something in case you haven’t heard it recently. You’re worth it. You’re worth caring for. SO WORTH CARING FOR.

Peace, S


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The 3 Biggest Reasons People Avoid Self-Care

Awhile back I polled people about why they let self-care drop off their radar.

Three things came up again and again and again.

  • Money
  • Time
  • Guilt

People feel that giving themselves self-care is expensive.

People feel that they don’t have enough time in the day to offer themselves self-care.

People feel bad about it.

Here are my ideas about reframing so that money, time and guilt don’t get in your way of self-care. 

 

If you want a bunch of other ideas, you can have my Self-Care Self Love Month Workbook. Enjoy.

Peace, Sarah


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The Self-Care Self-Love Loop

February is a challenging time for me. Around this time – I’m a little tired of the relentless cold and the lack of color and tend to take a walk on Poopy Street. I try to be a ‘hearty Minnesotan’ but it’s such a looooong season. It was out of this feeling that Self-Care & Self-Love Month was born.

Today I want to introduce the Self-Care & Self Loop. It looks like this:

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It has served me well over the years and maybe it will help you too. Here’s how it works:

  • Notice that you have a want or a need that would support the whole of you in some way. It doesn’t have to be complicated – cup of tea, breath, taking a quiet moment.
  • Give yourself that want or need.

Simply recognizing that you have a want or need and gifting it to yourself…that’s self-care. It is seeing that your wants and needs are worthy of honoring. 

This small act starts to plant seeds in your garden that grow into Self-Love. Caring for yourself fertilizes Self-Love.

Then the amazing thing is that when those flowers start blooming, your cycle continues by giving yourself MORE SELF-CARE.

It’s beautiful. Click here for a short video that has some more details and examples from my own life. Let me know if it resonates. Also, let me know what YOU do to care for yourself.

Happy February, S