Self-Care For Those With Tough Childhoods (Plus, The Last Chance to Preorder "Selfcarefully"!)

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Happy 2019 you all!

I hope you had a wonderful holiday and great start to this new year!

First things:

Come on a cozy self-care retreat with me this February in West Virginia and walk away with self-care that will last you the rest of your life! These weekends are so special and I’d love to share the experience with you.

I’m teaching a workshop on communicating your self-care needs (where many of us get stuck in our processes) at The Lemon Collective on January 20th. Hope you can join!

And now, today…

Big news! At the time of sending out this email, we have 18 hours left in our crowdfunding for my upcoming collaborative book “Selfcarefully. In just 30 days, we’ve come together to raise more than $5,000! By buying your copy, you’ve invested in much-needed vision of self-care, one that can help us grow into a more just and equitable society. Thank you, thank you for your support!

If you haven’t gotten your copy, please consider preordering! If you do, you’ll be invited to our virtual book unveiling where our team will discuss what it means to collaborate, what it means to work slowly and why we believe people still value something beautiful that they can hold in their hands. 

Today, I’m sharing the final free selection from “Selfcarefully” on why caring for yourself can also reparent yourself in important ways. In the essay, I discuss what to do if you didn’t have positive self-care role models growing up, and why practicing authentic self-care can have such a powerful effect on your self-esteem. I also touch on why self-care can bring up so many feelings! (Truly, it’s power goes very deep!)

Read the full Self-Care and Reparenting” essay here.

I hope the message from this essay is clear. Even if you had hard experiences before, you have the power to change the abusive or neglectful patterns that you learned. You have the power to take responsibility for your life and forgive those who couldn’t care for you before (even if that means intense boundaries or total detachment). You have the power to become a positive self-care role model for those around you.

Again, if you are moved by these messages from “Selfcarefully,” please donate to our campaign and get your own copy in your mailbox this spring!

Next week, I’ll be back with a few thoughts on New Year’s resolutions and why it’s ok to screw them up year after year.

Until then, please keep taking good care of yourself! You never know whose life you might change in the process.

With care,
Gracy