How do you care for yourself?

“Self-care is essential to survival, it is essential as the basis for healthy, authentic relationships, it is essential if we honestly want to nurture the people we care about. Self-care is not selfish or self-indulgent. We cannot nuture others from a dry well. We need to take care of our own needs first, then we can give from our surplus, our abundance. When we nurture others from a place of fullness, we feel renewed instead of taken advantage of. And they feel renewed too, instead of guilty. We have something precious to give others when we have been conforting and caring for ourselves and building up self-love.”

Jennifer Louden The Women’s Comfort Book

Ayurveda

The Science of Life

Are you familiar with the ancient Indian practice for wellness? Ayurveda translates as the science of life and offers an approach to wellness that is thousands of years old. Last weekend I had the pleasure of listening to Dr. John Douillard speak at Lincoln Center. Ayurvedic and chiropractic doctor, athlete and father of six, Dr. Douillard is a dynamic man who offered some interesting philosphies for diet and lifestyle. Are you a Vata? Pitta? or Kapha? Check out the Chopra Center’s free Dosha Quiz.

Are you living in rhythm with life? How can you experience more balance? What is one thing you know you can do to take better care of yourself?