All posts tagged: self-love

The war on post-partum incontinence is on! And the woman who’s leading the charge

  “ICON’s story is a story of self-love. It’s about being a woman first and a mother second.” -Miki Agrawal Last month, I wrote a post on ICON – underwear for women who tinkle – made by the same makers behind THINX underwear for women with periods. Both brands contribute to improving the lives of girls and women in the developing world. They were social ventures created by serial entrepreneur Miki Agrawal, who is tearing it up in the menstrual care space and now innovating her way into…urology care. She wants all of it. Last month she launched her latest ‘side hustle’ venture: Tushy. Can you guess what that’s all about? Before I get to the bottom of Tushy, lets back up a bit. I was lucky enough to catch Miki Agrawal over the phone today and did a 15 minute interview with her about ICON. She’s identifies herself as a feminist, a foodie and a serial social entrepreneur. And I would say she is doing one hell of a job. “She was named 2015 Social Entrepreneur of the Year at the World Technology …

#365daysofselfcare Day 19: Reach out to someone

“We all need somebody to lean on” Sometimes the best things you can do is to ask for and accept help. This one’s a tough one for me. But like anything else, it just takes getting use to the more you do it. Asking for help can empower you to either take care of yourself or free you up to do something else. It also helps build community. Likewise, another suggestion is to reach out and text someone to see how they’re doing, or to say something affirming to them. Again, it opens up the opportunity to build community and a good support system.  All it takes is one text or phone call. Check out more on my Instagram account @eatsleepplayblog  or join the challenge with the hashtag #365daysofselfcare. I usually post there first!      

#365daysofselfcare Day 16: Take care of your skin

Cold weather, dry climates, heaters, colds, scarves are all headed our way. And it really does a number on your skin. Keep your skin moisturized says every dermatologist on the planet. Make the extra effort this winter – your skin will thank you for it. And don’t forget to hydrate with drinking water too! I’d do this every day/night! I use an organic product: Eminence. Tried the cheap drug store brands and one high end brand in the past, but this works well. It’s a little pricey but a little goes a long way. By my age, its good to invest in some good skin care (if you care about that sort of thing). Check out more on my Instagram account @eatsleepplayblog  or join the challenge with the hashtag #365daysofselfcare. I usually post there first!

#365daysofselfcare Day 15: Vick’s Vapo Rub

I’ve been sick this week with a cold and a cough (got it from O). So it’s a Vick’s Vapo Rub kind of night. Being sick forces you to practice a little self-care. Vick’s really helped O with his coughing at night too. Better than forcing cough syrup on him! Check out more on my Instagram account @eatsleepplayblog  or join the challenge with the hashtag #365daysofselfcare. I usually post there first!

#365daysofselfcare Day 14: Simplify

Today I had an epiphany: Life gets harder the more we pile on and desire. Living more simply cuts out the excess freeing you to put more time, energy and money to the things that are most important and essential to you. Do you know what those things are?   Check out more on my Instagram account @eatsleepplayblog  or join the challenge with the hashtag #365daysofselfcare. I usually post there first!

Why new mothers need self-care?

Every new mom knows how easy it is to put the needs of your baby first, most often before your own. That is natural and sometimes a necessity. We all know what its like to have missed showering, been constantly sleep deprived, emotionally wrecked by the littlest things, and forgotten the last time we did anything for ourselves. Yes, most of us would rather drop from exhaustion than caring for our own needs. We neglect one major thing, and that is our own wellbeing. When we neglect our own needs we are buying into the lie that is, “I cannot fail so I have to keep going.” Taking care of your needs, does not mean failure or weakness. I’ve been wanting to write a more general post about self-care for a long time now, but a few things have gotten in the way. Although it seems intuitive, especially now that O is almost 3, and i’ve weathered a few storms. And despite having been a therapist, I felt like talking about self-care and more over doing it, was …