Self Care

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We all need self care; we all need self love. Whether we are doing great or having challenges, the ability to slow down, stop, and care for ourselves makes all the difference. Here is a simple list of self care practices. Each of us can practice these things, whether we are busy parents, overworked entrepreneurs, stressed out students, starving artists and creatives, or blessed and gifted individuals with all the time, space, and resources needed. We can all use each of these things any and every day of the year… but especially after a healing session, or when we do not have time for someone else to help us, or when we are not able to figure out exactly what it is we need. Anytime, anywhere, try this:

  1. Drink plenty of water.
  2. Eat nourishing food – whatever is most nourishing for you.
  3. Get some good rest.

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“The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.” – Anna Quindlen

“When hearts are open and awake, we bring warmth and blessings to our community and the world.” – Jack Kornfield

“The sacred is the reality of you. It’s the reality of everything.” – Adyashanti

“The symbols of the self arise in the depths of the body.”

– C.G. Jung

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, because what the world needs is people who have come alive!” – Howard Thurman

“If you find an intelligent companion,
A fellow traveler,
A sage of good conduct,
You should travel together,
Delighted and mindful.”
– The Dhammapada, translated by Gil Fronsdal

“Healing is being present with what is, exactly as it is.”

– Rain Elizabeth Stickney

“If we could untangle the mysteries of life and unravel the energies which run through the world; if we could evaluate correctly the significance of passing events; if we could measure the struggles, dilemmas, and aspirations of mankind, we could find that nothing is born out of time. Everything comes at its appointed moment.” – Joseph R. Sizoo

“This sky where we live is no place to lose your wings so love, love, love.” – Hafiz

“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.”

– Aristotle

“The body tells a story. It is, in fact, a living autobiography.”

– Elaine Mayland

“Meditation is not a technique to master; it is the highest form of prayer, a naked act of love and effortless surrender into the silent abyss beyond all knowing.” – Adyashanti

“Eye contact, gentle touch, warmth in our voices, and caring words are balm for your child’s being.” – Patty Wipfler

“The point is to learn from whatever is experienced, whether it’s liked or disliked, beautiful or ugly. Everything will teach us if we let it.” – Ajahn Amaro, Finding the Missing Peace

“We cannot say that there is no past or no future, only that past, present, and future occur in the timeless Now.” – Dorothy Hunt

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