Posts tagged reflection
No resolutions this new year!

We're about to leave 2018 behind and step into the bright possibility of 2019. Are you ready?

When you think about it, it's funny that we make such a big deal about the New Year. Is January 1st that much more enticing than December 31st? Maybe it's all hype. But I do appreciate the opportunity to take stock of what has happened over the last year and to reflect on my hopes for the year to come.

Before the clock strikes midnight, I want to share some thoughts about how we can treat this transition holistically and self-compassionately:

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Why self-care is unhelpful (and what to do instead)

I'm not a big fan of the concept of self-care.

I use the term"self-care" in the description of my services because it is the easiest way to communicate the idea of taking care of yourself and what you need. But I don't really like the way it's developed in popular culture.

Self-care is talked about as something we need to find time to fit in or prioritize more. And while that's all fine and well, it's not enough.

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How to get out of the perfectionism trap

You may have noticed that my logo is a peach. It is inspired by an ingenious quote from the model Dita von Teese. “You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, and there's still going to be somebody who hates peaches.” The point of this is not to be bummed about who likes us and who doesn't. The point us that you can do everything right and still someone might not jive with your personality.

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