The reason Self Care Club chose to partner with Tr1be Fitness is not just that physical exercise is an important component to self-care, but they offer a unique approach to exercise. One that’s focused on body positivity and improving overall health. They stress the importance of working out and eating right for the many benefits that go beyond appearance and a number on the scale, including how it makes you feel, makes you stronger, and improves your mental health and physical health.
When we don’t reach out to others, we allow them AND ourselves to sit alone in our shame, and by doing so we feed shame two of the ingredients it needs to survive: silence and secrecy. Using shame to fight shame doesn’t work. And using shame as a tool to try and change others doesn’t work, either. We can, however, all benefit from shared empathy. Empathy is what helps extinguish shame in its tracks.
One of my favorite ways to practice self-care is through nutrition. When I eat well, I feel well, and when I feel well, I do well. It creates an ongoing, positive cycle, that has a domino effect onto many areas of my life. I get a lot out of healthy eating habits, and summer’s seasonal offerings sweeten the appeal for many of us to follow suit.
If I go to a therapist, does that mean I’m crazy, weak or a failure? What will others think? What if I’m seen coming out of that kind of office? Such concerns are quite natural given our socio-cultural conditioning. Unfortunately, as a result, many people decide not to pursue therapy despite experiencing significant […]
I was driving in a tiny little car that was not mine, in the dark, without my glasses or a working cell phone. I was having an off night, to say the least. And of course, that brought on a TON of anxiety. However, little did I know, that just a few moments later, will be the […]
“May we not succumb to thoughts of violence and revenge today, but rather to thoughts of mercy and compassion. We are to love our enemies that they might be returned to their right minds.” -Marianne Williamson In times like these… with horrific attacks occurring across the world, killing innocent, beautiful lives, it is easy to […]
“Have you ever read something that killed you inside? Like a text message or someone’s status. Everything was going fine until you accidentally came across something you didn’t want to read. Or found out something you were better off not knowing. It’s almost as if it were posted just to purposely hurt you.” -Unknown We […]