“The expert in anything was once a beginner.” - President Rutherford B. Hayes I am sure you have heard it before, but it’s worth repeating: Everyone was a beginner at one point. Take a second to consider this again and then apply it to something new that you are learning right now. Perhaps you are learning a new skill to propel you to your next role at work, a new exercise routine to hit your fitness goals, or a new marketing tool to grow . . .
Keeping your gratitude tank full is a vital aspect of self-care. Robert Emmons, the world’s leading scientific expert on gratitude, has studied more than 1,000 people from ages eight to 80 and found that people who practice gratitude consistently report a host of physical, psychological, and social benefits including stronger immune systems, lower blood pressure, and the ability to experience more joy and optimism. Experiencing gratitude . . .
Whether you are starting a new job, digging into a new volunteer project, or have become a new parent, the new year is a great time to cultivate an intention of radical self-care. It might feel impossible to take a few moments to fill up your "well" or to find a little “me time”. Especially if you are a new parent, like I am, “me time” may seem like a distant memory. It can help to remember that self-care is not selfish. In fact, self-care . . .