ENJOY THE FLOW OF LIFE: December 20, 2020

“Life is a flowing process, and every person is a specialized channel for that flow. The purpose of life is to live, not to die. . . . [T]he kingdom of heaven as within you not faraway someplace in the skies. Home is the ‘inner chamber’ where you are forever in the flow of life.”…

EMBRACE YOUR VULNERABILITIES: December 19, 2020

Being kind to ourselves by embracing our vulnerabilities is an essential act of self-care and the only way to come to terms with exactly who we are in a manner that allows us to be courageous, creative, and powerful. There are some things that we have no power over. We can sit in the discomfort…

DRINK THE GIFT OF LIFE – WATER: December 18, 2020

One of the most important things we can do for self-care is drink sufficient water.Water is not just good for us; it is vital to our good health. Chronic dehydration is the root cause of most major degenerative diseases of the human body.  Without the right amount of water to wash the acidic waste of…

FAST FROM NEGATIVITY: December 17, 2020

“There is both a physical and a spiritual fast. In the physical fast, the body abstains from food and/or drink. In the spiritual fast, the faster abstains from negative] intentions, words and deeds.” saint basil “One who truly fasts abstains from anger, rage, malice, and vengeance. One who truly fasts abstains from idle and foul…

FAST FOR INNER UNITY: December 16, 2020

“The goal of fasting is inner unity. This means hearing, but not with the ear; hearing, but not with the understanding; it is hearing with the spirit, with your whole being. The hearing that is only in the ears is one thing. The hearing of the understanding is another, but the hearing of the spirit…

FAST TO PREPARE FOR A NEW YEAR: December 15, 2020

Another important reason to fast for self-careis to prepare for a new anointing.As 2021 rolls in, everyone looks forwardto a new year and the prospect of putting on a new self.What better way to prepare for itthan focusing on ourselvesby fasting? Fasting itself is the focusedenergy of prayer.During the time that we’re not doing those…

FAST FROM FOOLISHNESS: December 14, 2020

One important aspect of self-care is fastingfrom those things that do us harmor simply require that we rest and re-set.This week will focus on the benefits of fasting. Many believe that fasting cleans your bodyand that periodic fasts are necessary to flush out the poisonsand heal the all sorts of diseases,including but not limited to…

CLEANING HOUSE IS CARE FOR THE SOUL: December 11-13, 2020

Cleaning house is one of the most difficult thingsfor me to do because it takes time awayfrom the things I would like to be doing,but the truth is that I would accomplishthem better in a clear, clean environment. Denise Linn, author of Feng Shui for the Soul,says de-cluttering is “modern day alchemy”:one of the fastest…

ADD GOOD BELLY LAUGHS TO YOUR SELF-CARE REGIME: December 10, 2020

These days, we may feel as though we have nothing to laugh about, but laughter is a gift.Laughter as a medicine can be prescribed for almost any disease. Scientists say that laughter improves your blood flow, which in turn reduces your stress hormones, lowers your blood pressure and activates your immune system.  Laughter allows us…

FORGIVENESS IS THE GREATEST GIFT WE CAN GIVE OURSELVES: December 9, 2020

One aspect of self-carethat is seldom discussed as an important tool of self-compassionis letting go of past grudges, concerns, misdeeds, misconduct,hurt, suffering, struggle,or experiences through forgiveness. Forgiveness is so fundamental to a compassionate heartthat the ancient text instructs usto not even pray for ourselvesuntil we have first forgiven others. How many times do we forgive?As…

SLEEP IS THE BEST MEDICINE WE CAN GIVE TO OURSELVES: December 8, 2020

Caring for our bodies in a mindful mannerrequires sufficient sleep.The more I study the benefitsof sleep, the more I realizedepriving ourselves of sleepis toxic. Self-compassion blessesus with the delicious blessing of a good night’ssleep. The Center for Disease Control says if not getting enough sleep is a regular part of your routine, you may be…