Are you at the bottom of your to-do list? (Or even on it at all?)
You take care of kids, partner, parents, clients, job, house, everything and everyone else. You know you should be included in there somewhere. You know that you can't help others for long unless you take care of yourself. But how? And when?
You deeply desire balance. You long for that ongoing grace, ease and centeredness that comes from your ideal self-care plan. But sometimes, even just trying to get to the yoga class or the gym, prepare healthy meals, or find time for the meditation practice seems to simply cause more stress.
It's not always about adding more to the already burdened list. Or magically manifesting more hours in the day.
It is about reclaiming space. It is possible to free up your range of motion and inner resources to maximize what you already have. It's not about shuffling around the external circumstances; it's about becoming conscious of your relationship to them, and adjusting your posture accordingly.
I'm Gina Loree Marks. I'm a bodyworker (shiatsu, to be precise), single mom of four, and someone who's learned that self-care is just as much a matter of momentary decisions as it is about life overhauls - not just one more thing to check off the to-do list, but a way of moving gracefully through life.