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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 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:


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

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Top 3 Reasons People Avoid Self-Care

Loving on your beautiful self can get lost in the shuffle of life. All of a sudden at the end of your day – you’ve given at work, you’ve given to your family, you’ve given-given-given…except to yourself.

Self-Care is a gift you give your SELF. And I propose that it these small acts of kindness woven together throughout our day that promotes SELF-LOVE. Self-Care is a steppingstone to Self-Love.

Click here to see a quick vid on the top 3 reasons why people avoid Self-Care and simple ways to invite it in…

Namaste, Sarah

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Mirror Work

Self-Care and Self-Love Idea:

Mirror Work. It’s super weird, but REALLY powerful work.

Grab a sticky note, write one of these phrases on it:

“I accept you unconditionally right now.”
“You’re a gift.”
“I love you.”

Stick it on your bathroom mirror.

Look yourself in the eye anytime you go to the bathroom, IN THE EYE, and say what’s on the sticky note. It might feel really strange at first and you might want to avoid this work – that’s really telling no?

Do it for 30 days.

No joke…this work here will change some stuff inside. Promise.


You’re worth it. xo.

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Cut the crap…

February is Self-Care and Self-Love Month. Here’s an idea:

Start really noticing what you’re allowing in…

Not so very long ago, I loved fashion magazines. (I know it’s hard to believe because I look like a sweaty mess most of the time, but I love fashion.) But I started noticing that sometimes I felt crappy after looking at the magazines. I somehow felt…not enough or less than when I exposed myself to them.

So, I stopped reading those magazines.

I don’t seek out stuff that triggers my ‘less-thans’ (fitness sites, social media, some people’s websites, fashion magazines, RHO___.)

I especially avoid them on those those days when I just feel a little poopy. On those days, I make sure that what I’m putting in supports the whole of me – feeds the real and essential me.

Also, consider dropping the stuff that agitates you and pisses you off. Politics get you all wound up? Maybe step slowly away, or control your intake. Maybe start blocking people in your feed that keep posting disturbing things.

Start noticing the crap that makes you feel like crap and serve as the gatekeeper for your own beautiful self.

You’re worth it.

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Self Care Month – “I can’t afford it.”

It’s a funny thing money – it can make you feel so trapped and hemmed in. I wish I could wave a magic wand and help people change their money story and talk about how money is just energy, but that’s not today.

Today is “I can’t afford self-care.”

Here’s the exercise – Name 3 things that don’t cost a penny that you’re able to do for yourself today to allow for some self-care.




I think we get stuck in the idea that caring for ourselves has to be a trip to the spa or getting our nails done. And those things are lovely, truly. But it’s the simple things – the simple day-to-day things that we give ourselves that really mean something.

It’s like a string of pearls and each time you are kind to yourself and give yourself a bit of love, your strand grows longer.

Self-Care is the fertilizer in the garden of Self LOVE. That is why it’s so important.

Stringing together small and tender things that you do for yourself shows Self Love.

Cup of tea. Bath. Fresh air. Smiling at yourself in the mirror (powerful one.) Reading a book. A luxurious stretch. Quiet. Dancing to your favorite song. Calling a friend. Hug yourself. 15 more minutes of sleep. Waking up a little early so you have the house to yourself. Lotioning. Glass of cool water. Neatening the mess. Ignoring the mess. Drawing. Writing.

Everybody’s idea of self-care is different. And it doesn’t have to cost a penny.

And self-care is more than exercise. It’s taking care of the whole of you – your body, mind and spirit.

Nurturing yourself in the small moments and in the simplest of ways is incredibly powerful. It forms a powerful inner/outer blanket of Love. And it is through that Self Love that you are able to love others, share your gifts, and serve the world.

Do the three things on your list today. Carve it out. Show yourself a little tender care. You’re so unbelievably worth it.

Namaste. Sarah