Owning a dog can be one of the most life-changing experiences a person can have. Suddenly, you’re responsible for the wellbeing of this creature, and in return, it showers you with endless affection.
In my family we are animal lovers, so it was not surprising that when my daughters first moved out on their own, they got their own pets.
To me, seasonal shifts are always a great time to reconnect with myself and decode what my goals are for the upcoming months. Therefore, as fall approaches, I’m working on making a conscious effort to engage in more self care activities that don’t involve yoga or eating clean (since I already always do those two everyday).
I’ve learned that you cannot pour from an empty cup, and that the need to practice self-care is critical to our collective wellbeing. While everyone has their own ways to give back to themselves, here are two ways that I’m planning to practice it during what I now like to call, “Self-Care September”:
Anyone who is versed in taking a mindful approach to his or her diet knows that the one thing that can derail even the strictest of meal plans is going on a vacation.
When you’re away from the comforts of home it can become all the more difficult to find the foods that you like in order to prepare healthy meals – especially when you’re staying at a hotel and don’t have access to a kitchen.
September has arrived and with it comes one of my personal favourite celebrations – Yoga month!
As a yogi, I rely on yoga day in and day out to centre myself and feel my absolute best. An old self-care adage goes “you can’t pour from an empty cup”, and for me, yoga is the way in which I fill my cup to the brim.