(just one more month before it's out!) about the necessity of taking care of ourselves as well as we do our children. This is a hard concept to accept for a lot of us (and we'll avoid discussing all the baggage as to why) and sometimes it just doesn't seem practical. I mean, we have to take care of everyone else, taking care of ourselves just adds to the heap! One more thing to do! But we know it's true: self-care is like the oxygen we need to apply to ourselves first when there's a sudden change in cabin pressure; it becomes the interest earned when we need to withdraw a little of our savings; it's that stitch in time that saves nine.
- curled up in bed with a good novel (Those Who Save Us, by Jenna Blum)
- took a long, hot bath
- painted my nails (cosmetic, sure, but it pleases me to look at my seashell pink nails and think of a warm beach)