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Self Care Is Not Selfish

Posted by Sara Levitsky on Sunday, June 4, 2017, In : Self Care 

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What Makes You Happy?

Posted by Sara Levitsky on Monday, September 28, 2015, In : Self Care 

This is a great exercise to explore the activities that make you happy, and the activities that you actually DO every day.  

See the video here:  Make a list of things that make you happy by Andrea Scher

Graphic from Superhero Journal with Andrea Scher 
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Taking Breaks Can Make You More Productive

Posted by Sara Levitsky on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, In : Self Care 

In our pressured filled and success driven society, we often feel that free time = lazy time.  In fact, scientific research shows us that giving yourself breaks throughout your day or in the form of a vacation can actually help you to be MORE productive.  

Dr. Patricia Thompson writes that snack breaks, nap breaks, and vacations all contribute to increased productivity, focus, memory, decision making and job satisfaction - and decreased burnout and depression.  

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Is a TV Detox for you?

Posted by Sara Levitsky on Thursday, October 16, 2014, In : Self Care 

We tell ourselves it's entertainment and relaxation
, but watching TV is a numbing escape in many cases.  This article points out changes and improvements to her days when avoiding TV - she says she is more spontaneous, more social, more productive, more focused, and more healthy.  A great list of action steps too. Click the title to read this great piece.

Lessons from a TV Detox: Stop Watching and Start Doing
by Molly Rider

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Be childlike

Posted by Sara Levitsky on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, In : Self Care 
I love this list from Lori Deschene of Tiny Buddha.  She gives us "33 Ways to Be Childlike Today."  It reminds us that there are little things we can do to create a sense of wonder and creativity and joy in our lives.  Her list includes ways to play, ways to create, ways to share and more.  And by making room for some of these very simple things, I think we actually open up space for peace and calm and self care.

Read the article here:

33 Ways to be Childlike Today
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Self Care for Moms

Posted by Sara Levitsky on Friday, January 10, 2014, In : Self Care 
In an article by Margarita Tartakovsky, MS, moms of young kids are encouraged to see the relationship with their young children not as symbiotic, but as parasitic.   As a creature which depends on you for their own well-being, your child is a parasite - and you are the host!  And thus, sacrificing your own wellness for the sake of your child is actually counter productive - a parasite's health is dependent on the good health of it's host. 

Eight tips for self care for moms:

1.  Practice self ca...
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