Self Care Library — Meredith Hutchison Hartley

Asking for Help and Being Attacked by Squirrels

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Asking for Help and Being Attacked by Squirrels
Today, anxiety and depression and PTSD did not gain any ground. It's no guarantee that I'll make healthy choices tomorrow, or that things will be better or I'll be stronger. Mental health isn't linear or progressive like that. It's less of an "uphill marathon" thing and more of a "trying to run on a treadmill everyday while being attacked by squirrels in various stages of hunger and heat" kind of thing.

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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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