Self-Care for hard times

How to build a really personalized self-care practice - that goes beyond candles and green smoothies - for the hard times in your life. Nurturing Habit Podcast episode 21 with Doña Bumgarner

How to build a really personalized self-care practice - that goes beyond candles and green smoothies - for the hard times in your life. Nurturing Habit Podcast episode 21 with Doña Bumgarner

When my sister was struggling to conceive a baby a few years ago, she quit using Facebook. And I consider that good self-care.Oh, sure, she was doing lots of other self-care, like eating well, and getting acupuncture and finding a fertility doctor she loved. But also, she was going into a tailspin every time she opened up Facebook and saw a new baby announcement, or the cute mug of yet another of her friend's children, when she didn't have her own and wanted one so badly. So she set a boundary. (PS, she has a toddler now and is back on social media posting cute baby pictures with the rest of us).In this episode, I'm sharing a bit of my own story of struggle the last little while, and what my own personal self-care looks like. Because some of the things that are really helping in my life might not be things you'd think of.I want to expand the conversation about what self-care is, and can be. My hope with this episode is that you will pick up a few ideas about how self-care can be far deeper than lighting a candle or going to yoga class, and how you can develop your own super personalized self-care practice for whatever season of life you are in.Listen to Episode 21 now in the play bar below (reload your browser if you don’t see it). Or find the episode in iTunes or your favorite mobile podcast player.And while you are there, will you please leave a rating or a review. That feedback helps more people find the show, and helps me land a greater variety of guests for you to listen to. And I love hearing what you have to say!

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