What's the difference between selfcare and selfhelp?

Selfcare is literally taking care of oneself -- making sure you eat, get enough sleep, exercise, etc.  Selfhelp is more like self-improvement, typically targeting specific skillset


What is self care?

Deliberate planned action to check in with oneself -- the practice of taking an active role in protecting one's own well-being and happiness, in particular during periods of stress.  Selfcare includes multiple components of physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing.


What are the benefits of aromatherapy?

The benefits of aromatherapy are many.  Aromatherapy is a holistic healing treatment that uses natural plant extracts to promote health and well-being.  It improves the health of physical, mental and emotional well-being.  Smelling essential oils connects to the limbic system which controls emotions, so when you're feeling stressed or off balance, essential oils can lift your mood and help you to relax.  Aromatherapy can help lift your mood, improve your concentration, or energize you.


Healing Stones... really?

Yes, really!  According to my favorite new crystal guru Alycia Wicker 'Crystals have the ability to influence our energy and that energy allows us to create spaces within the home that nourish, inspire and shift us into a blissful state because of our body's ability to sync with the high vibrations of the crystals.'  And that's exciting (and fun) stuff.


What are the physical components of selfcare?

Taking care of the body that carries you through this life... The physical components of selfcare include more than just exercise.
Although exercise is important, you should also consider nutrition, sleep and hydration. Listening to your body when it needs nourishment or rest helps not only physically but also your mental and emotional wellbeing. Hangry much??


I'm too busy... what can I do to add selfcare?

I felt the same way, and still do somedays.   But if you make small adjustments, just 5 minutes in the morning, you will see life altering changes.  Make a commitment to yourself to use your phone to meditate for 2 minutes first thing in the morning, before you check messages or social media.  Or set a reminder to do a breathing exercise to refocus and center yourself.  There are so many tiny acts of selfcare you can incorporate into your daily life that will have a huge impact on how you feel.


How does journaling help me?

Putting pen to paper is a powerful practice -- writing by hand stimulates the brain in a way typing on a keyboard doesn’t.  Journaling helps you set and track goals, establish a daily gratitude practice (appreciation appreciates), release negative thoughts and energy.   Journaling also helps us process events in our lives, from conversations to trauma, writing helps us work through these events.  Leaving your journal on the bedside table is a physical reminder to spend 10 to 15 minutes per day.