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110 Self-Care Ideas for Busy Women

105 awesome, creative, DIY self care ideas for busy women especially moms - It is not easy to love yourself, but it is essential. Simple and easy activities that anyone can do. Challenges and things to do for kids, teens, and adults, and even for men. Helps with physical, mental, and emotional health as it fights depression, anxiety, and stress. Great inspiration and encouragement to feel better. Christian themes and suggestions.

I have been seeing a therapist for many years, since my mother died in 2013. I have seen other therapists at various times in my life, but this one is the only one I’ve ever seen consistently and on a long-term basis. One of the things she has had to drill into me with a jackhammer was the importance of self-care. Before starting to see her, I bottled up all my emotions and shut them away, believing that emotions were bad. It was like Tom Hanks was living in my head screaming, “There’s no crying in baseball!” except it was not … Read more

The Noise in My Head

There is noise in my head. It’s not I’m in the middle of a nervous breakdown noise. Don’t worry about me. It’s I try to do too much noise, there are too many important things in my brain right now noise, don’t forget about this super vital thing! noise. It’s also word of the day noise and I want to be a good homeschooler noise and I haven’t blogged in four days, and I still have nothing to say noise. When I’m busy, when I’m mothering, when I’m working and cleaning and playing, the noise subsides. I’m focused; I’m present. I do my thing. When I’m sitting … Read more

Don’t Be So Hard on Yourself (Free printable affirmations for women)

i am good

Yesterday, my friend, Cindy, left a comment on my blog. Though we disagreed in the particulars, her comment made me see that I was making the situation into more than it should have been. I was making it about me, and it was not about me at all. Immediately, I jumped into self-bashing mode. Why do I always do that?, I berated. Lousy feelings abounded. They weren’t insults necessarily, but the feelings that insults produce your heart. They are the feelings that follow years of bullying, being voted most annoying by classmates, of insecurity, of not being enough. You know the … Read more