The loss of a loved one is a life-altering event, and although it’s something we all experience at some point, the grief that follows is real and unique to each person. Through the grieving process, it’s normal and expected to experience ups and downs. In fact, sometimes grieving is the best way for us to let go. Being able to sit with the grief—and the physical and emotional changes it brings—can be an important part of your healing and recovery. Here are some thoughts to consider as you mindfully realign within your own unique grieving process.
Are you taking time each day to care of yourself? For some people, the answer to this question has been “no” for a long time. In fact, many people think they are too busy for self-care, and perhaps they believe they don’t even deserve it. But you do! You do deserve to take time for yourself. And the truth is: taking care of yourself is your foundation. You must be nourished first, otherwise everything connected to you can’t flourish to its full potential. Here is a list of 20 easy self-care ideas you can start today.
Music is a powerful part of life. How many times have you used the benefits of music to nurse a broken heart? To get you pumped for a workout? How about to fall asleep, get inspired, or to entertain in the background at a party? Each of us has our own musical preferences, but we’re connected by the need to reach for it in one way or another. And for good reason. Because it can strengthen our mental health. Here are six big ways we’re affected by music.
Sometimes, the best decisions for us are the hardest. And self-care can sometimes mean letting go of toxic relationships that don’t promote harmony in our lives. You hold the power to choose who you allow into your space and into your life. Be honest with yourself and truly consider if it’s time to learn to move on — to let go of what’s holding you back. Here are some important things to consider.