Putting My Oxygen Mask on First

Putting My Oxygen Mask on First – What Are You Really Craving?

“When a craving doesn’t come from hunger, eating will never satisfy it.” continue reading »

Putting My Oxygen Mask on First – I Am Enough

As many of you know, I was on an amazing trip last week (a Mediterranean cruise) with my favorite traveler partners – my kids. My favorite things to do are travel and spend time with my kids. You’d think I’d be over the moon the entire time…but I wasn’t. I had bouts of sadness.

I’m working on not resisting my emotions – especially ones that the “old me” would label as bad emotions. (There aren’t good or bad emotions.) Instead I tried focusing on the sadness as interesting data that is telling me something. continue reading »

Putting My Oxygen Mask On First – Powerful Self Talk

My reading today has brought me to tears multiple times already. I am reading Lisa Nichols’ No Matter What during my morning ritual, and today’s chapter was about self talk. I’ve heard Lisa and her team talk about this topic many times – each time I take away something different. continue reading »

Putting My Oxygen Mask On First – Ugly Truth Behind My Clutter

I’ve always struggled a bit with clutter – I’d have a “junk drawer” that was hard to open because it was so stuffed full. Or that closet that you’d have to be careful when opening. But my clutter got out of control several years ago. I had a ton of sexy excuses for it – I was going to school full-time while working 60+ hours/week and raising two kids. continue reading »

Putting My Oxygen Mask on First – Following Your Intuition

Our bodies are designed to heal. We are the experts and drivers of our own health.  When you have a health issue, consider it to be a message from your body that something is out of balance. And then use your intuition along with your healthcare practitioners’ expertise to identify what the root cause of the imbalance is and the best actions to address it. Or better yet, listen to your intuition to discover imbalances before they become larger issues. continue reading »

Putting Your Oxygen Mask on First – What Are You Tolerating?

“You get what you tolerate.” John Brady continue reading »

Putting Your Oxygen Mask on First – Taking Care of Yourself in Fall

The theories of Chinese medicine suggest that each season relates to a different organ system. The Fall is the season of the Lungs. It’s the time of year when people are easily affected by environmental influences. continue reading »

Putting My Oxygen Mask on First – Morning Routine

What is your morning routine? Do you hit the snooze button several times before dragging out of bed? Do you check Facebook first thing and get sucked into the latest drama and news? continue reading »

Putting My Oxygen Mask On First – Friends

“Surround yourself with the dreamers and the doers, the believers and thinkers, but most of all, surround yourself with those who see the greatness within you, even when you don’t see it yourself.” Edmund Lee

There are many times when it seems as if your friends ARE the oxygen. When the oxygen isn’t quite flowing right through your mask, they will give you their oxygen while you are fixing your mask.

I am fortunate to have friends who support me in my journey of “Putting My Oxygen Mask on First”. Think about whether you have people in your life who will provide the following areas of support: continue reading »

Putting My Oxygen Mask on First – Positive Mindset

“A negative mind will never give you a positive life.” Zlad K Abdelnour

Part of taking care of yourself is developing a positive mindset. continue reading »