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6 Tips for Practicing Self-Care When Life Sucks

Today, I'm happy to share a guest post penned by one of my favorite writers Rosie Molinary. If you remember, Rosie shared an excerpt here on Weightless from the second edition of her powerful book Beautiful You: A Daily Guide to Radical Self-Acceptance (which I highly recommend). Below, Rosie talks about practicing self-care during difficult, unexpected or urgent times. Which is often daily life, isn't it? I love this post, and I hope you will, too.
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Culture

Navigating Self-Care as a Parent: Q&A with Therapist Anna Osborn


Carving out time for ourselves gets tricky when we become parents. As a (very) new mom myself, I'm especially curious how others navigate self-care and parenthood. Because it's very easy to forget ourselves and get overwhelmed. Which is why I decided to start a short series where working moms reveal what works for them.

Today, I'm happy to share my first interview with Anna Osborn. Anna is a therapist in Sacramento, Calif., who specializes...
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Books

Using Lists to Cultivate Joy and Create Fulfilling Days

You guys know I love making lists, especially when it comes to practicing self-care and creating satisfaction. One of the ways we can use lists is to write down what truly nourishes us and brings us joy---and then make sure that we include these things, people, actions and places inside our days. Because, as Annie Dillard famously and wisely said, "How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives."
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Tips for Taking a Step Back to Make Supportive Decisions

When we're in a situation, we're in it. Which means it can be hard to make a decision. Because we're simply too close to it. We also might be telling ourselves all sorts of stories. I don't know what I deserve. Am I even worthy of this? I suck at making good decisions. There's too many options! I'm terrible at this! I've always been so indecisive. I'll probably pick the wrong thing, anyway. It's too complicated. What do I know? 
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Books

Reading Our Emotional Temperature

So many of us struggle with feeling our feelings. Maybe we were taught to dismiss them, to pretend they don't exist. Maybe we were taught that anger is an emotion to swallow and sadness an emotion to sweep away. They're negative, after all. Maybe we received the message that some feelings are OK ---like happiness and excitement---while others are not. Maybe we received the message that good kids smile and don't rock the boat by having "bad" feelings. That bad feelings equal bad, ungrateful, naughty, unruly, shameful kids.
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