Self Care - Giving and Receiving - December 2017

Self Care

I think we all hear this message about self care SO MUCH is gets to be a background noise that is ignored. Or is that just me? Hmmm... Well, maybe hearing it a bit different will help. Tis the season for Giving right? What about receiving? What comes up for you when you think about receiving? I know my kids are very good about it this time of year, ha. Do you feel uncomfortable when you receive a beautiful, thoughtful gift? Do your immediate thoughts turn to what you need to get them or what you need to do in return? Our culture seems to put a lot of emphasis on giving being ranked higher than receiving (esp. for women). Do you bring judgment into your giving and receiving? These are all questions that may help to bring some insight this time of year. If you haven't seen this oldie but oh so goodie vid with Brene Brown, I suggest taking a few minutes and see what comes up for you. 


SO, I'll be asking for help, taking time to myself, and mostly noticing how freely I can give to myself and others and equally receive. Blessings to you this time of year. 

From my heart to yours,



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