I hope you've had a good week. It's such an interesting time of year as we turn from winter into early spring (at least for us on the East Coast). This transition is a moment to reorganize, reevaluate, and, hopefully, practice lots of extra self-care.
In that spirit, I'm going to take a pause from the series I've been sharing about my everyday stories of self-care struggle and triumph. (However, if you want to hear how I used self-care to handle losing our power in the windstorms, you can read about it here).
Instead, I want to share with you a free virtual workshop I'm offering on March 24th from 3-4pm EST. It's called Self Care 2.0: How to Unstick Your Life Using Self-Care. I designed it for everyone who couldn't make it to the in-person workshop I'm leading at The Lemon Collective this weekend in DC.
First, a little backstory on what Self Care 2.0 means to me. Four years ago, I was running around the city teaching 10-15 yoga classes a week. I loved my work, but I felt scattered and overdrawn. I was also in a comfortable relationship with someone I knew wasn't the right match for me in the long term.
Did I deserve more than moderate happiness? Should I rock the boat? What if I ended up in a worse situation? I didn't know what to do to change any of this - or even if I should - so instead, I just focused on taking really good care of myself.
Then, almost without force, my partner and I decided to part ways amicably. Within a few weeks, I found myself signing up to become an Ayurvedic health coach - something I didn't even know existed. I stopped teaching most of my yoga classes and started dating different kinds of people. Living on my own with my scruffy dog Poncho, I felt good about my life as a single lady.
A few years passed. After working, traveling and tending to myself, I felt successful, but - if I was honest with myself - just a little unfulfilled again. Should I buy a house? Did I want to have kids? Would I be ok if I spent the rest of my life being single? I really didn't know what I wanted, just that I felt a little stuck.
Again, I decided to focus on giving myself the best self-care I could. Then, within the space of a year, I met and fell in love with Micah and together, we welcomed our son Jonah into the world last September.
Right now, my life as a working mom and partner is challenging and it's fantastic. I'm living out so many of my dreams. Still, I know enough to know that after this immense period of growth, I will reach another plateau. During this moment, I will feel stuck, full of questions and sometimes, pretty frustrated.
How will I deal with this stuckness? Yup, you guessed it: with extra good self-care.
This is the self-care I teach to my clients. Even though I know it works, I still get goosebumps with each of their amazing breakthroughs. After tending to their self-care for as little as ten weeks, they naturally step into their next phase of life. It happens again and again and again.
It's proven to me that if you want to unstick your life, self-care is a really effective way to do so.
Now, how about you? Are you feeling a little stuck and a little frustrated? Do you wish for more than moderate happiness? Are you scared to rock the boat?
If you are reading this and nodding along, please join me for a FREE virtual workshop on Saturday, March 24th from 3-4pm EST.
Together, we’ll learn:
- The biggest misconception about self-care (and how it’s keeping you stuck)
- The three self-care practices that will move your life forward, almost immediately
- The super easy way to make sure you’re getting enough self-care to keep up your momentum
I'm so excited to share the self-care that will create the same momentum for you as has for me and my Self Care 101 clients!
A note on signing up: you'll also be joining my new Power Lady Self Care email list. Joining this list means you're going to receive special self-care material designed to create real work/life balance within a very busy schedule. You'll also get to test out new self-care material before I share it with the rest of the world, and receive early bird pricing opportunities for my upcoming self-care workshops and retreats.
With this new list, sometimes you'll hear from me more than once a week, especially when I'm creating something special. (And don't worry, you'll still be signed up for this once-a-week Wednesday newsletter list).
Ok, dear ones, that's all for now! I'll be back next week with more struggle-and-triumph self-care tales. In the meantime, please reach out to me if you have any questions or ideas.
As always, keep taking extra good care of you!