Let’s Dance into Summer on a Good Note

10309033_10203957219517392_5420923593131977170_nI’ve been hosting the Women Warrior’s Self Care Challenge twice a year for three years now.  I was thinking this summer I would take a break.  After all, the exercises are offered in the free e-book. Many of the women I know are aware what self care is and have some idea how to do it…

Yet clients are reaching out.  Friends are mentioning wanting to make a shift or change. Many of us are grappling with the same questions:

How do I generously care for loved ones while taking into account my personal needs?

How do I honor my own passions while fulfilling obligations to the outside world?

How do I take care of myself? When do I push to do more? Or do I need to do less?

I know the power in offering this self-care curriculum in a community of like minded women.  And I know no matter how awakened we are, the journey of loving ourselves is a life-long practice.  So let’s dance into summer on a good note, together.

As you prepare for our first exercise starting tomorrow morning think about what it means to deepen your self care practice.

Contemplate being a Self Care Warrior:

A warrior must use her discernment, skill and prowess to make decisions in the battle of life.  And in her everyday routines she cultivates practices that develop her skills and ability to engage in it fully.  She strives to be aligned mentally, physically and spiritually.  She is a peaceful warrior, motivated by love.  Forging ahead when she needs to and choosing compassion and mercy as her guide.

Check back regularly for Daily Self Care Exercises!

Goddess

This is a sample from the Self Care Warrior Challenge, offered here every January and June.  It is a 30 day regimen with daily exercises and prompts to cultivate your self care practice.  xoxo E

Who is that part of you that is wise and knowing?  When does she show up?   IMG_8390Sense her grace, beauty, courage, wisdom, compassion.

Your task:

Think about and write down the times when your inner goddess has showed up for you.  Does she show up at work but not in your personal life?  Does she show up on the dance floor or perhaps on the open road?  Honor the goddess in you.

Step it up:

Embody your goddess self.  Wear what she would wear. Conduct yourself with the grace, beauty and knowing of a goddess.

Further reading:  Go Ahead, Post that Selfie

Warrior

This is a sample from the Self Care Warrior Challenge, offered here every January and June.  It is a 30 day regimen with daily exercises and prompts to cultivate your self care practice.  xoxo E

A warrior knows when to make an effort and move forward and when to let go of [her] conquering spirit. ~ Jason Shulman

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Your task:

Reflect on your self care practice.  Where are the places you should move forward?  What can you relax into or loosen?  Activate your warrior spirit to discern the difference.

 

Winter Solstice

Tomorrow marks the shortest day of the year in the northern hemisphere.  In the midst of holiday stress and busy-ness, I invite you to take a few moments to contemplate winter.photo-68 copy 4

Cold, darkness, going inward, seeking warmth…

Are you trying too hard?

Are you moving too fast?

What can you release, loosen or let go of entirely? Continue reading