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New Year Self-care Jump Start , Day 8

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Good morning, beauty! Today I’m suggesting that you invite someone out to coffee or tea. No need for it to be a long, drawn-out thing. Just 20 minutes will do. And if you aren’t feeling social, that’s okay. You can go alone if you prefer. The goal is to sit for 20 minutes and enjoy your cup without working or playing on your phone.

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Get it in a cup “for here.” Then settle in and relax for a few minutes so that you can go back to your responsibilities feeling recharged and refreshed. This mission may sound harder for the stay at home mamas. But is it? Today may be a great day to bring a cup of something warm to the park, strike up a conversation with another mom, and let the kids play without interruption. They may need the break to play with someone their own age just as much as you do.

Have a sweet one,
Kirsten

Kirsten Quint Fairbanks is health coach and holistic living expert who loves offering real-world holistic coaching for mamas who want to consciously cultivate big lives that get them totally fired up.  Kirsten lives happily, works gratefully, dances inexpertly, paints badly, cooks traditionally, and rocks a tiny homeschool in the San Francisco Bay Area.  She believes that connection can change your life.   Read more about her here.

New Year Self-care Jump Start, Day 7

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Good morning, beauty! Your self-care suggestion for today is actually for tonight. It will help memory, improve mood and performance, and protect against diabetes, cancer, heart attack, stress and weight gain.

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If you’re like 90% of my clients, you’re burning the candle at both ends. Do yourself a favor tonight and get just one extra hour of sleep. Your body, brain, and mood will love you for it.

Sweet dreams,

Kirsten

New Year Self-care Jump Start, Day 6

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Good morning, beauty! An easy one today to brighten up a little corner you look at often:

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Buy yourself a little bunch of flowers. Or get a huge bouquet if that suits you. You could also choose a little sprig of something fresh that smells amazing. (Rosemary will give you a mental boost. Lavender will calm you and uplift your mood.) If you garden you could pick something of your own, or you could buy a lovely green plant. Anything fresh and green and good-smelling will do. Buying it yourself sends your heart the message that you’re worthy of daily beauty, which of course you are.

Warmly,

Kirsten

Kirsten Quint Fairbanks is health coach and holistic living expert who loves offering real-world holistic coaching for mamas who want to consciously cultivate big lives that get them totally fired up.  Kirsten lives happily, works gratefully, dances inexpertly, paints badly, cooks traditionally, and rocks a tiny homeschool in the San Francisco Bay Area.  She believes that connection can change your life.   Read more about her here.

New Year Self-care Jump Start, Day 5

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Good morning, beauty! Today’s self-care idea is simple but powerful. Use it whenever you wish to change the way you’re thinking about yourself. If you glance in the mirror and don’t feel love for the body or face you see, do the daily self-care rituals and I guarantee you will feel differently by the end of this month. For today, try this powerful little tool:

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You may make it a little song, like I do, or just think it in your mind. Breathe in as you think, “I am Love. I am Beauty” and exhale long and slow as you think, “I am Peace.”  Do this for a minute or so, whenever you think to.

Repeat your mantra all day, any time of day to send calm, loving feelings to your Great True Love: You.

Warmly,
Kirsten

New Year Self-care Jump Start, Day 4

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Good morning, beauty! I’m writing this message who knows how long before you get it and I know that as you open it and start to read, it will be a simply gorgeous day. How can I be so sure? As parents of energetic kids who need to get outside no matter the forecast know, There is no bad weather, only the wrong clothes. I also know that any day we’re alive and breathing is going to be a stunningly gorgeous day on this beautiful big blue Planet Earth. Rainy, windy, sunny, foggy… it’s all good. In that spirit, I invite you to check out today’s self-care challenge:

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You probably know that time outside is linked to less stress, more concentration, better physical fitness. Whether your terrain is city steps, a green park, redwood hills, or the rolling ocean, outdoor time (especially outdoor exercise) just makes life better. Can you spare a few outside hours today? A half hour stroll through your city or town? Lunch or dinner on the back patio or a late afternoon cup of something warm on the front stoop? Where will you get outside today?

Warmly,
Kirsten

Kirsten Quint Fairbanks is health coach and holistic living expert who loves offering real-world holistic coaching for mamas who want to consciously cultivate big lives that get them totally fired up.  Kirsten lives happily, works gratefully, dances inexpertly, paints badly, cooks traditionally, and rocks a tiny homeschool in the San Francisco Bay Area.  She believes that connection can change your life.   Read more about her here.