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Just fartin' around today, what are you up to?

BE ALL IN, OR ALL OUT. THERE IS NO HALFWAY. #SelfCareIsNotSelfish #SCARED TO BE LONELY #loveislife #hymnfortheweekend #unlimitedFun🥂

Long long overdue self care tonight, hair dye on and mask of magnaminty and oatyfix on my stressy spot face, nothing to fix the bags under my eyes though, they're staying. Plus the sunset is nice #selfcare #selfcareisnotselfish #selfsoothe #lush

Today's one of my rare Saturday's "Off". My daughter turns to me and says, we could really use a manicure and pedicure. Looked at my nails and realized she was right. Lol. So off we go!
What do you do for you?
#selfcareisnotselfish

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. I considered dropping out during my last semester of college because my severe depression and anxiety were so overwhelming. I barely slept, ate, or socialized outside of daily necessary activities. Today I did something for myself, all by myself. Sometimes self-care is choosing not to listen to the voices inside your head that are convincing you that you do not deserve to be happy. And you do it anyway. Choose joy anyway. #aeriereal #selfcareisnotselfish

Let’s take a quick second to talk about the intersection of self care and privilege.
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Last Friday, I took the day off from work. I’d felt a building pressure and feeling of being overwhelmed, and needed to step away and clear my head.
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I woke up early, went for a hike, took myself to brunch, bought myself face masks from Lush, cleaned my car, took a nap, and spent an evening pulling tarot cards and drinking whiskey and tea with some of my favorite women.
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It was heaven and it was clarifying and it was deeply needed.
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But the fact that I could afford to a full day off from work is privilege, and not something I take for granted.
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I am a strong advocate of self care and creating habits that consistently nurture and nourish. And I love that social media has become a tool to share methods of self care and keep ourselves (and others) inspired to continue it.
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But it can also be draining, to see the ways that others can afford to practice that care, to feel as if we are doing it wrong or failing because we can’t afford to pay for an hour and a half long massage each month, or take ourselves out to eat at the latest trendy organic paleo vegan gluten free café, or take spontaneous vacations because we just needed to get away and get
some sunshine.
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The simple (and not so great) fact is that while self care is something that should be practiced by everyone, not all forms of it can easily be. Not all of us can afford to spend large amounts of money on self care practices or take unpaid mental health days from work. Many of us have outside influences that might keep us from easily practicing the self love habits that we may want to be engaging in on a regular basis.
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It’s important to recognize that you are not “doing it wrong” if your self care looks different or more “simplistic” that the glossy pictures on social media. It’s also important to recognize that privilege can absolutely play a part in how one is able to practice self care, or participate in certain popular activities and practices, and that is something that needs to be acknowledged more often in the self love and self care communities.
❤️ #SelfCareIsNotSelfish

The green is filling in! Beautiful hike yesterday
#soulcare #nofilter #selfcareisnotselfish

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Now more than ever do I need some self love.. having both parents pass within days from 2 separate​ things ..I now have to reach down deep and hold tight to the morals and valuable lessons my wonderful dedicated loving parents have taught me.. the sadness is beyond imaginable.. what is God's plan? Why did he take both of them at once ?? I love n miss u guys SO MUCH .. Dad 03/03/43 - 05/18/17 & Mom 07/29/48 - 05/22/17 .. fly with the angels 🙏💜💙 #Repost #projectplan_
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Winner will be chosen on Sunday May 28th at 4PM (you will have 24 hrs to respond and the prize will be mailed out after June 4th). This giveaway is NOT just for Philadelphia, but it is for the US only! .
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Share and "at" #projectplan_ simple right? ☺️🙋🏽💕 #ProjectPLAN #SelfCare #Wellness #MentalHealth #SelfLove #selfcareisnotselfish #CatchMeOutside 😂

So excited to bring another guest blog post by @mylifeinzebrastripes for Ehlers Danlos Awareness Month.

So many aspects of her story, tribulations, and thought processes ring true for me, and her feed is a much needed ray of sunshine when you feel your illness has you down.
Our journeys are so unique, and amazing when they unravel. I invite you to read our newest edition to Harvesting Healthy Habits:

What happens after the hEDS diagnosis?? Click the link in bio to read and tell us what you think!
P.s. assume giveaway going on 8 posts back, closing at the end of the month! 🍀🍀🍀🍀 °
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When Depression rears its ugly head, its harder to look after ourselves well.
Today I challenged myself to try making myself feel a little better, I've had a lovely bath using Roller Bath Bomb for the first time (exciting!), I painted my nails and I sat outside in the garden.
I even managed to get some reading done which I am so thankful for - with my racing mind I've not even managed a page in the past few weeks.
Self care is never selfish and tiny things like baths and nails are little victories! So this is me celebrating my little victory. Bog off mental illness! ;
#mentalhealth #mentalhealthrecovery #edrecovery #recovery #mentalhealthmatters #selfcare #selfcareisnotselfish #depression #anxiety

Just fartin' around today, what are you up to?

Late afternoon #nap as the #sun moves toward the #horizon in #zakopane #poland today. Our last full day deserves a warm #sunbath nap... #lifebydesign #luckyme #happysaturday #selfcareisnotselfish #europeanfieldtrip #duvettime

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Winner will be chosen on Sunday May 28th at 4PM (you will have 24 hrs to respond and the prize will be mailed out after June 4th). This giveaway is NOT just for Philadelphia, but it is for the US only! .
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Share and "at" @projectplan_ simple right? ☺️🙋🏽💕 #ProjectPLAN #SelfCare #Wellness #MentalHealth #SelfLove #selfcareisnotselfish #CatchMeOutside 😂

Self care Saturday means making kombucha for the first time. Apparently this little badgirl will be ready in 7-10 days. I'm excited 😊😊😊🙋🏾

This one’s for the sad girl 🙇🏼‍♀️, the mad girl 🙋🏾, the give no fucks, I’m bad, girl. 💅🏼
The tired girl, the wired girl, the lonely, broken quiet girl.💋
The world doesn’t need another ‘non-toxic, Vegan, organic, blah blah blah’ skincare line.
It needs im’perfectly perfect you.
And I can’t wait to share🗣 your stories of liberation and unapologetic radical self love.
Tell me how you changed the tired ass self defeating narrative of your life. 💪🏻Wrote your own wellbeing prescription. And decided to THRIVE against all odds. I’ll tell me mine, if you tell me yours. There are no victims here, only warriors.🤛🏽 See, Apothecary7 is more than just skin care, beloved.
It’s self respect in a jar.
And it’s my love gift to you.
The misfits are in the lab putting the final sprinkle of unicorn dust. The count down has begun.. tick, tock boom 💥

When you think of the people you love, do you include yourself? Caring for others is important but don't forget about you 💗 What are you doing today to give yourself what you need? I'm taking time out from training others to take a spin class with Lisa at @nantucketcyclingfitness followed by a bath, a big cup of coffee ☕️ and a leisurely walk with the dog we are currently sitting (who I love so so much!) 🐶 💗 #ItsTheLittleThings #SelfCareIsNotSelfish

Sometimes taking selfies requires serious focus. I got my hairs trimmed yesterday and realized my hair is so close to the style I've been growing it to for a year and a half. So even though I don't look it in this picture, I am ELATED. Slow and steady wins the... hair growing contest.

🌱Today's been the best first day of freedom, new lpotl shirt, cider in the sun, fat walrus lunch, national gallery, quick trip to soho for vegan fro-yo and now sat on a balcony about to watch one of my favourite teenage bands. Fuck you bpd, you may make me start the day sobbing but I'll sure as hell end the day singing 🌵🐀#mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #bpd #selfcareisnotselfish #lpotl #lastpodcastontheleft

So true. No one wants to experience autoimmune disease, but I did, and it allowed me to understand that I want true Whole-Person Wellness not just for myself, but for anyone who will listen and learn. ❤️

Very excited to get my first @witandpepper piece crafted by the lovely Angela, my co-worker and now my neighbor! West Seattle is where it's at.

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