Giving Yourself the Gift of Self-Care

Kerstin McInnis, A Cake Walk LifeSelf-Love, Wellness2 Comments

Last week I started to get a migraine.  I get them occasionally but they rarely last more than a day.  This one continued for three days before finally letting go.  Once the migraine released I realized why it had lasted so long.  I had a sinus infection and my migraine had turned into a full blown cold.  I hadn’t had … Read More

Being Kind to Yourself Is Scientifically Proven to Improve Your Life

Kerstin McInnis, A Cake Walk LifeChoices, Happiness, Self-Love, Wellness1 Comment

Thank You water crystal

Be kind to yourself. You’ve heard this message before. Perhaps you’re fairly positive and kind to yourself. Good job! Maybe you struggle with this notion and beat yourself up for simple mistakes. Maybe you don’t consider how muttering “idiot” under your breath could be bad and unkind. All of us have good and bad days where being kind to ourselves … Read More

Inspiration is Everywhere

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inspiration is everywhere

I attended a new yoga class yesterday. When the instructor began, she let us know that today was a significant day for her. It was her first day as a full time instructor as she was no longer doing her part time job to supplement her yoga work. I was ecstatic for her. I didn’t know her and had never … Read More

Finding Space for Self-Love

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Most of us feel pretty busy.  Some days and weeks are busier than others.  Some weeks you have very little going on.  Maybe those weeks are uncomfortable.  You’ve gotten used to the busyness of the previous weeks. How can you find more space for stillness?  For wellness?  For creativity and activities that feed your soul?  For self-love? How much of … Read More

An Orchard Full of Lemons

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lemons, orchard of lemons

I have received an orchard full of lemons this year. It’s really been one thing after another. As I was thinking through everything that’s happened, I realized most of it isn’t directly happening to me. It’s felt like it was happening to me because I’ve had to step in and help my family. Things have been stressful and there have … Read More

Rest.

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woman resting in sun

How do you care for your body when it needs rest? Most of us have busy lives and ensuring eight hours of sleep is a stretch. We’re also over stimulated and finding time where there is quiet becomes a challenge. We’re also not great at recognizing what our bodies need. Do you know what your body needs? Maybe you need … Read More

Play and Be Light

Kerstin McInnis, A Cake Walk LifeHappiness, Wellness3 Comments

I was going to continue talking about releasing old beliefs and clarifying values today but that topic will need to wait for another day. Last night I dreamt of a hummingbird. It was actually a huge hummingbird with a massive orange body. The hummingbird is a symbol of playfulness. It reminds us to enjoy life and be light. Elena Harris, … Read More

Who’s in Your Self-Care Pit Crew?

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We hear it all the time – it’s important to take care of ourselves.  The airplane safety rule has become more popular outside of the plane: “Place the oxygen mask on yourself before assisting others”.  We know that we are only capable of taking care of others and doing our best in life when we care for ourselves as well.  … Read More