Must-Reads for Creatives is a monthly curation of articles + art for thoughtful creative parents. Each post arrives tied together by a gentle thread—because I’m not here to add to the noise. Let’s simplify creative living, shall we? Bookmark these posts. Savor them slowly.
On the Challenge of Self-Care:
I feel as if I’m swimming against the tide. And I know I’m not alone.
I’m drawn toward self-care: sleep, exercise, quiet reading time, simple snuggles with the kids…a growing introversion as the fall season unfolds.
But, it’s back-to-school season:
I have more on my calendar than I’d like, even when I try to keep it minimal.
Family time and me-time feel so very much in transition.
I feel without a groove. Does such a thing exist? Yet, I find myself so desperately seeking one.
It feels right to open a conversation about the challenges of self-care. It’s at the root of so many of our struggles…because it’s the foundation for our wellbeing.
Let’s re-commit to a deeper level of self-care, together. (It’s the united struggle of creative parents everywhere—and women in general!)
This Month’s Must-Reads for Creatives:
Oh Despair. Some Sun Has Got to Rise. (If you read nothing else…) >>>
What Nobody Tells You About Self-Care (this one stirred up my Facebook friends!) >>>
Reframing “No” as a Positive Force >>>
The Perfectionist Trap >>>
How to Meditate (a wealth of a resource!) >>>
Artist Raquel Rodrigo (cross-stitch on buildings, to end with a little awe!) >>>
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