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The Importance of Creating Space

The Importance of Creating Space

I recently made the solid decision to steer my focus towards something I'm calling "creating space".  I knew it was the right decision because every time I thought about it, said it out loud, or doodled it in my notebook, it brought a smile to my face. ...side note, if something makes you smile, it's probably worth exploring... Anyway, I'd been struggling with the previous "empowering, creative self-care" thing I'd been knocking around for several months. I liked the way it sounded, but what the fuck did it even mean? I want to be a facilitator in one's quest for empowerment; yes. I...

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CHALLENGE: Move for 30 Minutes a Day for 30 Days in a Row!

CHALLENGE: Move for 30 Minutes a Day for 30 Days in a Row!

Who’s Up For A Challenge?!Because I need to sweep the cobwebs out of my body, boost my mood, and make sure that I continue to fit into my clothing, I’ve started a challenge for myself. The challenge is to move for at least 30 minutes each day for 30 days in a row. And because I need accountability, I’m asking you to join me!  This is NOT a "get skinny" challenge. It's an exercise in consciousness, commitment, and self-love. I'll be observing the transformation that happens not only in my body, but my mind and mother-lovin' soul! Start wherever you are,...

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Challenging Your Thoughts Will Unlock The Truth

Challenging Your Thoughts Will Unlock The Truth

Here's a process video I made while meditating on thoughts and truth. I started out by doing stream-of-consciousness writing, then just let my thoughts wander while I painted over my writing. My conclusion was, when I challenge my thoughts, I unlock my truth. And I think discovering one's truth is a good starting point for practicing self-care.Products used for this journal session: Ranger Dylusions Creative Flip JournalMechanical PencilTortillon BlenderVan Gogh WatercolorsMicron PensPOSCA Paint MarkersLiquitex Gesso   If you'd like to support CMC's mission to spread empowering, creative self-care, you can sign up for a membership at Patreon or throw some coin...

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How to Liberate a Cranky Mid-Back

How to Liberate a Cranky Mid-Back

Are you feeling all sorts of creaky and cranky in your mid-upper back, neck and shoulders? If so, I have little routine (and some solid tips) on how to improve your situation! If you'd like access to more empowering, creative self-care content, maybe a Patreon Membership is right for you! If you'd like to support my mission to spread empowering, creative self-care, you can toss a little coin in my PaPay Tip Jar! xo

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The Truth About Self-Care

The Truth About Self-Care

self-care/ˌselfˈker/noun • The practice of taking action to preserve or improve one's own health. • The practice of taking an active role in protecting one's own well-being and happiness, in particular during periods of stress.   First up, let's talk about self.  Physically speaking, you're basically a biological machine, made of interdependent systems that communicate with the brain and the outside world using neurological impulses. Your physical self and health need things like nutritious food, water, air, movement, and rest. But here's the kicker, you're also a creature with psychological needs. There's a good chunk of the brain that's in charge of much more than choreographing the...

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