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

Avoidance & Learning

Kerstin McInnis, A Cake Walk LifeChoices, Family2 Comments

heart shaped rock

I am witnessing the demise of my mother. My mother is 84 years old and in moderate health. She is slightly overweight, 30 pounds or so, with high blood pressure. Her mind is fairly sharp though, especially considering her age. She enjoys reading and traveling and doesn’t appear as old as her age suggests. Yet, I can see she is … Read More

The Most Loving Thing You Can Do

Kerstin McInnis, A Cake Walk LifeChoices, Family, Support2 Comments

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“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results,” said Albert Einstein. Have you seen that quote? I’m sure you have, as it’s very popular. I’ve seen it a million times and have always loved it. I felt empowered and energized by it. It has inspired me to try to do things differently. Today however, it has left a sour taste in my mouth. Today as I read it, I’m thinking of my mother.

Rest.

Kerstin McInnis, A Cake Walk LifeWellnessLeave a Comment

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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

Coasting Along

Kerstin McInnis, A Cake Walk LifeChoices, Happiness, HolidaysLeave a Comment

coasting along; coasting through life

Life feels slow today. Things feel like they’re at a standstill. The funny thing is, last week and the six weeks leading up to it were very busy. It felt a little like a class three river was carrying me downstream. There wasn’t much time to pause and breathe. I was getting whisked along. I felt uncomfortable in the pause … Read More

Put Yourself in a Time Out

Kerstin McInnis, A Cake Walk LifeChoices, Happiness4 Comments

woman sitting on a bench

I have been drinking from the fire hose for the last three months. A delicious fire hose. Something akin to a mojito – slightly sweet, citrus, and refreshing. However, it’s still a fire hose. And, as much as I’ve enjoyed myself the last three months, it hit me today that I have not slowed down and taken a time out … Read More

The Power of “No”

Kerstin McInnis, A Cake Walk LifeChoices1 Comment

A moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips. I’ve always hated this saying.  It’s absolutely no fun especially for a girl who doesn’t like to say “no”.  I say yes to dessert, shoes, wine, whatever.  I don’t like to deprive myself.  As soon as I do, I’m very sad about it. My dad didn’t say “no” to me.  … Read More