Category Archives: Self & Soul Care Saturday

Play- Self and Soul Care Saturday

 

Hi Amazing one!

When was the last time that you played? No seriously, when was it? Chances are it’s been a while!

Playing is an amazing stress reliever! Just do yourself a favor, go in with no real expectations, no results needed. Just simply play!

Play will look different for each of us in some ways I am sure, however here are some ideas.

  1. Blow bubbles… (yup, with that little wand and that messy liquid just. Play “bonus” points if you chase after or try to catch some of them!
  2. Get $5 and some kids art supplies and make a mess, explore watercolor, fingerpaint, doodle, get crayons and some paper and do rubbings of random things you find!
  3. Play with your food… feel like swirling up your ice cream, crushing up your cookies in your milk, having a mini food fight… go for it!
  4. Get some sidewalk chalk and make a hopscotch pattern or play a giant game of tic tac toe!
  5. Warm enough outside, engage in a water balloon “fight” still rainy and “funky” outside.. jump in a puddle of water or mud!
  6. Go to a thrift store and gather several crazy, out of your style items and play dress up!
  7. Read a fun book out loud in various voices.
  8. Chase your shadow, make shadow puppets, take a picture of the funniest or biggest shadow you can capture!
  9. Get on a swing, kick your feet in the sand!

Here is to living Inspired, Playful, Empowered and Creative!

Heather

What is it to you- Self and Soul Care Saturday

Heya, Beautiful Souls!

It’s easy to get stuck in a self-care rut, either avoiding it or just going through the motions but not really engaging in things that really feed us.

So this week, let’s look at what self and soul care you are craving, what your desires are around it and what are your absolute basics.

  1. My very basics of self and soul care are…
  2. What my body, mind, soul are needing right now are…
  3. Self and soul care that I would love to do but can’t…. (now what are one or two feelings or bits you can take from those and break it down, simplify it) can those be added into your self an soul care inspiration -go to list?
  4. Is the self and soul care I am engaging in now are really nourishing and supporting me?

Now take at least one tiny thing insight, action etc from this exploration and schedule it in or better yet dive into it today!

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

 

Connect with nature- Self and Soul Care Saturday

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Hey, Lovely Souls!

This week’s self and soul care practice is to connect with nature.

This will likely look different for each of us. However, here are some ideas for ways you might connect with nature today, this weekend etc…

  1. Open the windows, let some breeze and fresh air in.
  2. Get a plant or some flowers and bring nature inside.
  3. Go outside for even 10 minutes and notice (maybe you feel like capturing through your lens) the flowers, trees, sky, clouds.
  4. Go to the beach (if you happen to have one near!)
  5. Go for a walk around your neighborhood
  6. Sit outside for 5 minutes and just close your eyes and feel the breeze.

Those are some ways to start connecting with nature, what are your favorite ways?

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

Back to Basics- Self and Soul Care Saturday

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Hey, Lovely Soul!

This week for “Self and Soul Care Saturday” I want to look at the basics of self-care. This might differ for each of us.

Look life is crazy maybe it’s a family health issue, a move, getting used to the new dynamic of things, the state of politics,

What are your self-care basics? Those things that you go will/can go back to again and again.  I encourage you to make a list of those someone in your planner on your phone or someplace else you can reference the easily.

Your basics may include some of these ideas…

  • Shower
  • Deep belly breaths
  • Hydrating
  • Exercise
  • Vitamins
  • Nourishing meal
  • Meditation/Prayer/Stillness

Your list might include tea, music, journaling or any other number of “Basics”  If even these basics seem to be eluding you choose one or two and start putting them into place. Create a list of the ones you ultimately want on your basics list.

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

Stilness- Saturday Self and Soul Care

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Hey Beautiful Souls,

Life and the world is busy and noisy (even if that’s good busy and good noisy sometimes!) It’s a lot for our systems to keep taking in to process.

I don’t know about you, but sometimes when I get overwhelmed, I lean towards numbing (spacing out on various websites (<my numbing of choice!) , tv, games semi zoned out) And while vegging out isn’t a bad thing sometimes, numbing is not nourishing or empowering. It does the opposite.

One way to really ground ourselves is to allow space for Stillness… 

Some ways to create stillness are…

  • Listen to a song, eyes closed and only that
  • Put  your hand on your heart and listen to and follow your breath
  • Do “Childs Pose” (my favorite way to stillness)
  • Sit outside and just listen to the sounds around you, watch whatever bit of nature you can.

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

 

4 Things- Self and Soul Care Saturday

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Hey Beautiful Souls!

This week’s Self and Soul Care feels fitting for what I am seeing in my virtual and real life surroundings.  It’s essentially 4 steps to infuse a little joy and calm. These can help support us in shifting our energy, even if  just a little!

1)      Take a deep breath (hand on heart, eyes closed)

2)      Make a list of things that bring you joy (big and small)

3)      Schedule in 1 or more of those things for the weekend or week coming up

4)      Find something beautiful in your surroundings, right where you are.

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

 

Music- Self and Soul Care Saturday

 

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Hey,  Beautiful Souls!

Music is really powerful and it can be so good for the Soul! I noticed that I get caught up in the noise, the hum of everyday life (and that can be chaotic, stressful and beautiful sometimes all at once!)  For some of us it’s the tune, others it’s mostly the words ( that’s me.. I listen to all types if i like the message!)

This week’s Self and Soul Care Saturday action is to: Listen to music. Maybe you have some on your phone, maybe you need to log into YouTube or Amazon prime music, Pandora or any other number of ways to get music!

Choose a song or two or even three! Lean into the mood of the music, close your eyes and really listen, get up and dance if that’s what you feel moved to do…

What music moves you?

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather