DAY SEVEN (via LIVING The Self-Care Challenge, Oct. 6-26, 2010)

Ever call a friend to share something really important to you only to end up listening to her story, offering sympathy and caring, heartfelt support?

Today, you’re not allowed to do that. Today, you get to call a friend and share about YOU.

We cannot keep everything all bottled up inside all the time. If we did, sooner or later we would explode and who wants to clean that mess up?

Let off some steam today. Call a friend. Share. Get honest. You SO deserve this.

DAY SEVEN Wow, one whole week completed of the 21 day self-care challenge! Research has shown that when stressed, women forego “fight or flee” and adopt their own strategy: “tend or befriend.” When facing challenges, women jump full throttle into taking care of friends and loved ones. This socialized need to nurture even overrides the basic human fight or flight response. Taking care of others as a way to cope is a double-edged sword. We need to meet our o … Read More

via LIVING The Self-Care Challenge, Oct. 6-26, 2010

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About Lauren Hale

Sassy, outspoken, laughing, football loving, F1 & MotoGP fanatic, self-described coffee snob, and bacon addicted Mama blogging about Postpartum Mood Disorders as she tries to figure out her new place in this world. C'mon along for the ride, won't ya?

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