For me, self-care is the nectar that has sweetened life in the past three years. In that space of time, I left a toxic marriage, learned how to successfully co-parent my grade-school-aged daughter, rebuilt self-esteem and self-confidence, owned space as a writer, and set boundaries in the open, wind-whipped prairie of my head and heart.
As I navigated new emotional terrain, it occurred to me that there were places in my life that could use a mother's gentle touch. This month, I reflect on the ways I enriched my life through self-care habits by accepting that I could mother myself. Caring for my daughter and being a friend to the people closest to me were the outward sign posts leading me to the internal work that needed to be done.
Some of these things came easier to me than others, but all of them have nourished me. As I tell my daughter, practice makes proficient...
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19. I ask for help.
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23. I interrupt this series to practice what I preach.
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