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Simplicity

Radical self-care

Mickey Mouse always looks like ’Day One’. Nice photo bomb too.

Never get bored with the basics.

Like brushing and flossing.

Like saying please and thank you.

Like being present, mindful, and motivated.

Like taking radical care of yourself.

Radical self-care revolves around life’s five big choices:

  1. mind – we think
  2. body – we move
  3. spirit – we feel
  4. work – we contribute
  5. home – we dwell

Over-focus on the same things we used to under-focus on or ignore.

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Dear Son

Two weeks into a Summer of Disney Business Books writing

Disney Business Books author
Writing two hours every morning helps me think. Thinking helps me do. Doing helps me serve. Serving helps me find peace and contentment. Peace and contentment floods me with joy.

 

 

Two weeks into a Summer of Disney Business Books writing.

You can pretend to care, but you can’t pretend to show up.

The world is not changed by people who sort of care.

Be amazed and be amazing.

It’s yours to take as far as you want.

 

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Dear Son

You will not change your world if you do this

self-reflection
Powerful. No?

 

 

Your world is not changed when you sort of care.

 

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Dear Son

Please indulge in mental self-care

Muhlenberg College dining
Know what you’re looking for before you start looking.

 

Please indulge in mental self-care.

Know what you’re looking for before you start looking.

Why?

Confusion and doubt do not nourish a positive mental attitude.

  • Great English Department
  • Clean and safe campus (includes dorm rooms)
  • Great food
  • Close (30 mins+- ) to airport

Maybe campus karma too.

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Guest Bloggers

Self Serving, By Lorie Sheffer, Guest Blogger

Photo: Lori Sheffer

Sometimes we must think of ourselves. It’s hard to do when our main concern is to help others. We are taught early on that putting the needs of others before our own needs is virtuous. We learn that “selfish” is a bad thing to be. And yet if we don’t care for ourselves we really can’t take care of anyone else.

Incredibly, in the last few weeks I have been through a hurricane, an earthquake, a flood and a medical emergency. In fact the flood was the same day as the medical emergency. Days were spent cleaning up our flooded basement and then driving to the hospital. Some days I forgot to eat. Last night I noticed that my hands were shaking and I felt lightheaded. I had been going on too little sleep, too much stress and very little food. I also found the order for my yearly mammogram tucked into the rungs of the stair rails. I didn’t schedule it because I didn’t want it to interfere with my father’s outpatient treatments that required me for transportation.

How stupid to allow ourselves to become rundown and tired, the result of trying to put the needs of another before our own. If we really want to care for someone else, we have to care for ourselves. We have to remember to eat even more healthily, try to get extra sleep, and keep up with our own medications and appointments. Even when stress is high and our appetite is low, foods like hard boiled eggs, cereal bars, peanut butter on whole grain bread or small cans of vegetable juice are easy to grab on the way out the door and can be eaten in the car or stashed in a purse or backpack. When sleep is hard to come by, even a 30-minute nap can be a huge help. I type these words while my eyes are heavy, but a nap awaits me. If I get sick, who is going to step in to take over? Not caring for myself would, in fact, be selfish.