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Reflect on 2023

As we close out the final week of 2023, we invite you to look inward and back on the year. If we were to plan for the new year before reflecting on what has passed, we would be doing ourselves a disservice by not allowing us to process our emotions, thoughts, and memories from the past year. Essentially, we would be carrying some of the heavy weights from the past year into the new year without giving ourselves time to pause and set down the weights.

So, whether you look forward to planning for the new year or want to hold onto 2023 for just a bit longer, let’s take a moment to look back and appreciate the journeys from the past year.

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Take Time for Yourself

Even in the midst of a busy week, or rather especially in the midst of a busy week, we need to take time out for ourselves. Sometimes it may mean taking days off, but it can also mean taking moments out of your time when you are at work. Or, it could be taking a couple hours for yourself to engage in meaningful and nourishing activities.

This week, let’s look at how we can create time for ourselves and how we can make that time meaningful and nourishing.

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Grief and Self-Care

Last week, we explored the processes of grief, understanding that grief is personal, unique, and non-linear. Today marks the final installment of our 3-part series on grief during the holidays. As we wrap up, let’s turn to a vital aspect of this journey: self-care.

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Midweek Check-in

It’s been a while since we last had our check-in, so let’s check in! This is your friendly reminder to find pockets of time in your days, weeks, months, and life to tune into yourself, your body, and your soul.

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Why Having a Regular Self Check-in Is Your Secret to Self-Care

In the bustling, productive-focused world we live in, we’re constantly caught up in the rush of daily demands and work tasks that we often forget to prioritize our own well-being. Even though we feel like we’re drowning in work and the never-ending tasks, we must carve out the time to consistently check in with ourselves. Discover how these moments of introspection can significantly contribute to your well-being and learn how to incorporate this simple practice into your routine.

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When you started your work, maybe you felt like a tall candle. You stand proud and eager to light the workplace with your passion, energy, and work. But eventually, the flame burns away at the candle. If you don’t renew the candle, you’ll end up with a low flame and a worn-out wick.

This week, we’re looking at the burned-out wick and how we can recover from it so we have a bright, long-lasting flame.

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Insomnia and Sleep Challenges

After a long day of work, you finally climb into bed, ready to let go of the day, relax, and embrace sleep.

You lay long enough that the position becomes uncomfortable, so you turn. But now, you re-run conversations you had that day and stack up the long list of to-dos for tomorrow. You catch yourself running loops with your thoughts and worry that you’ve wasted your sleep time…

We know the amazing benefits of sleep, but achieving deep, restful sleep is still challenging. This week, let’s uncover some common sleep challenges and practical tips so we can finally have a good night’s rest.

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Sensory Self-Soothing Kit

In previous newsletters, we’ve shared how engaging the senses helps ground us in the present. We’ve also shared steps to build your own sensory kits.

This week, we’re revisiting our senses and building (or adding to) our sensory self-soothing kit!

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Empathy and Burnout

If you’re an empath or an empathic person, then upsetting news, current events, or sometimes even conversations with your loved ones about their struggles may feel overwhelming.

How can we balance our deep caring so we don’t burn ourselves out?

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Self-Compassion and Self-Love

Have you ever heard the saying, “You can’t love someone else until you’ve loved yourself”? But, despite that saying, do you find it easier to love others than to love yourself?

This week, you’ll learn how loving others can show you how to love parts of yourself, how to show yourself unconditional welcome when self-love feels difficult, and concrete techniques to start practicing self-love and self-compassion.

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