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 . . .
When I first started to write again, a flood of negative thoughts came into my head. “You don't have anything interesting or unique to say” and “ you're too old to start writing now.” You know that voice? That mean, evil-spirited voice that gets in the way of enjoyment, creativity and action. Oh yes, everyone has experienced this critical voice at one time or another. This is the voice of the inner critic. This voice gets in the way of . . .