january self-care share

self-care share

This month’s share include rituals for a fresh start (that can be used any time NOT just New Year’s Eve), my favorite all time books helpful for new beginnings, and much more!

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january rituals that have nothing to do with resolutions

when in doubt clean it out 

you probably acquired some new stuff over the holidays so it makes sense to let go of some of the old to make way for the new

pick a word for the year 

choose a word to theme your year.  make a ritual to check in on your word throughout the year. take a look at the list below and see if any words jump out at you. here are some options:

  • joy
  • connection
  • peace
  • warmth
  • fun
  • partnership
  • gentleness
  • openness
  • nourishment
  • ease

write down what you’d like to let go of… then burn it (or rip it up to throw it out) 

anything you want to leave in 2019? write it down and let it go!


new years book shelf

outrageous openness – tosha silver

Whether we know it or not, we all experience the touch of the Divine in our lives every single day. After twenty-five years spent consulting and advising tens of thousands of people from all over the world, Tosha Silver realized that almost all of us have similar concerns: “How do I stop worrying? How can I feel safe? Why do I feel so alone?” and often, “Who am I really?” For the passionately spiritual and the bemusedly skeptical alike, she created Outrageous Openness. This delightful book, filled with wisdom and fresh perspectives, helps create a relaxed, trusting openness in the reader to discover answers to life’s big questions as they spontaneously arise.

making life easy- christiane northrup

Dr. Christiane Northrup is a beloved and trusted expert on everything that can go right with the female body. In Making Life Easy, she brings her wisdom and insight to illuminate the mind, soul, and spirit as well. In this joyfully encouraging new book Dr. Northrup explores the essential truth that has guided her ever since medical school: our bodies, minds, and souls are profoundly intertwined. Making life flow with ease, and truly feeling your best, is about far more than physical health; it’s also about having a healthy emotional life and a robust spiritual life. When you view your physical well-being in isolation, life can become a constant battle to make your body “behave.” When you acknowledge the deep connection between your beliefs and your biology and start to tune in to the Divine part of yourself, it’s a whole new ballgame—and the first step in truly making your life easy.

big magic – elizabeth gilbert

Readers of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration and empowerment from Elizabeth Gilbert’s books for years. Now this beloved author digs deep into her own generative process to share her wisdom and unique perspective about creativity. With profound empathy and radiant generosity, she offers potent insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration. She asks us to embrace our curiosity and let go of needless suffering. She shows us how to tackle what we most love, and how to face down what we most fear. She discusses the attitudes, approaches, and habits we need in order to live our most creative lives. Balancing between soulful spirituality and cheerful pragmatism, Gilbert encourages us to uncover the “strange jewels” that are hidden within each of us. Whether we are looking to write a book, make art, find new ways to address challenges in our work,  embark on a dream long deferred, or simply infuse our everyday lives with more mindfulness and passion, Big Magic cracks open a world of wonder and joy.

help thanks wow- anne lamott 

It is these three prayers – asking for assistance from a higher power, appreciating what we have that is good, and feeling awe at the world around us – that can get us through the day and can show us the way forward. In Help, Thanks, Wow, Lamott recounts how she came to these insights, explains what they mean to her and how they have helped, and explores how others have embraced these same ideas.

carry on warrior 

Glennon Doyle’s hilarious and poignant reflections on our universal (yet often secret) experiences have inspired a social movement by reminding women that they’re not alone. In Carry On, Warrior, she shares her personal story in moving, refreshing, and laugh-out-loud new essays and some of the best-loved material from Momastery. Her writing invites us to believe in ourselves, to be brave and kind, to let go of the idea of perfection, and to stop making motherhood, marriage, and friendship harder by pretending they’re not hard. In this one woman’s attempt to love herself and others, readers will find a wise and witty friend who shows that we can build better lives in our hearts, homes, and communities.

Small Spiral Planner, 2020

my favorite brand of stationary has super cute planners!


encouragement oracle 

use this oracle to help you get a push in the right direction

  1. ask someone new to hang out
  2. try out for something
  3. join a new club
  4. grab a coffee by yourself and see who you meet on your way
  5. take a class that you’ve been interested in but afraid of
  6. move your body
  7. say no to something
  8. say yes to something
  9. set up an information interview (see next section for more information)
  10. purge your social media of anyone that doesn’t make you feel good
  11. tell someone you’re grateful for them

information interview

I am a HUGE fan of the informational interview. This has been a total game changer when it comes to my career. An informational interview is a chat you set up with someone you’re interested in career wise (or volunteer wise) to get to know more about work they are doing. This is amazing to set up connections that could be helpful later on for internships and jobs. I have found that people are more willing to talk to you then you would expect.

Here is template:

Hi NAME OF PERSON YOU’RE REACHING OUT TO,

My name is YOUR NAME, a freshman at SCHOOL YOU ATTEND. I was reading about the WORK PERSON IS DOING, love what you’re doing, and wanted to reach out. I am INTERESTED IN _____ and currently GIVE A LITTLE BACKGROUND ON YOURSELF. I know you’re busy, but I would grateful to connect if you had any availability. I would be so appreciative of any time you could give me.
Warmly,
YOUR NAME

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