It’s no secret that not taking care of ourselves creates frustration and lack, whereas taking care of ourselves (sleeping, eating, exercising, primping, resting, writing, venting, creating boundaries, maintaining healthy relationships) creates fullness and joy.
But what does extreme self-care really look like?
I’m working on two books, building my coaching practice and growing the spray tanning side of our business with my #1 girl, Britney. I’ve created a rich and supported personal life. But often, I’m still too busy, too stressed and too exhausted at the end of the day. I see this with my clients too, and I know our cups just aren’t full enough.
We aren’t overflowing. And we deserve to overflow.
To dig into this concept, I opened the notes section of my iPhone and wrote, “what does extreme self-care look like?”
I’ve been thinking about scars. I had a minor surgery last Tuesday and had to go back on Thursday to have the area restitched. The nurse was very careful and precise with me. “I want to make sure the scar is as small as possible,” she said.
Grateful for her care and close attention, I started thinking about all kinds of scars — the ones on our bodies and on our hearts. Why are we so quick to hide them and so afraid to show them?
We aren’t proud of our scars. But we could be.
You’re invited to a
FREE Creativity Workshop
When: Sunday, August 18, 3-4:30pm
Where: Tranquil Space (Sky Studio) 1632 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009
What: Hosted by Katie DePaola of Whole Glow and featuring comedian Sara Armour, this FREE Creativity Workshop will teach you how to enjoy the process of life, work and relationships. We are introducing exclusive new material including the topics below and have 20 spots available. For details or to RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Clearing: A tool to release creative blocks and let your genius come through
- Pitching: Falling in love with your vision and sharing it with others
- Healthy Priorities: How to create an empowering daily schedule
Read more on how to enjoy the process.
*For details or to RSVP, email email@example.com.
What else? Though the workshop is free, we will be taking donations for the Tranquil Space Foundation which expands opportunities for girls and women to develop their “inner voice” through yoga, creativity, and leadership activities.
Here at Whole Glow, our mission is to empower women. We use beauty, coaching and self-care as tools to make a difference — inside and out! Giving is also one of our core values. We’d love to see you Sunday afternoon.