Self Care Library — Issue 1

Lessons from the Y

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Lessons from the Y
Body hatred is certainly toxic and not helpful. It doesn’t “move the ball down the field,” as my friend Paul would say. Confronting these old body habits is a regular thing for me in the locker room.

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3 Apps to Help You Use Your Phone For Self Care

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3 Apps to Help You Use Your Phone For Self Care

Many of us live with our phones in our hands, always connected, reading every bit of bad news as it happens, comparing ourselves to what we see on Pinterest. But a phone is just a tool — and we can use it to take care of ourselves instead of letting it makes us anxious. Here are some simple ways you can use the power of your phone to improve your self care between news binges. The Calm App  |  calm.com There are a lot of different apps promising help with mental and emotional health, and of all of them, Calm is...

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An Introduction to Aromatherapy & Self Care (or, Everything They Told You About Scent is Probably Wrong)

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An Introduction to Aromatherapy & Self Care (or, Everything They Told You About Scent is Probably Wrong)
I didn’t start seeing the benefits of aromatherapy until I realized I didn’t need to learn aromatherapy rules from someone else. I just needed to pay attention to how my body and emotions reacted to different scents.

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A Self Care Multi-Tool

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A Self Care Multi-Tool

Turkish towels are what happens when you combine the best parts of a pashmina, a blanket, and towel. They’re like a textile multi-tool. Whether you’re throwing it a bag or wearing it as a scarf, it’s easy to take everywhere this fall and winter.

Tresa and I have used our Yeliz Turkish Towels as wraps on chilly evenings, scarves, picnic blankets, table cloths, a buffer between our butts and sun-baked car seats, and even emergency blankets for feverish kids during loooooong waits at Urgent Care.

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Letter from the Founders, October 2017

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Letter from the Founders, October 2017
We hope that you will read this issue of Cultivate and come away feeling inspired. But not in a way that evokes fear. We hope you’ll take care of yourself because you deserve it. Because you believe you can make simple changes that yield huge reward in your life. And because you see us right there with you, taking two steps forward and one step back, but still struggling along because it’s worth the fight.

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