Posts Tagged: self-care

Style as Self-care

clothe yourself in kindness

Self-care encompasses a universe of possible activities, and the ones you choose for yourself may be drastically different than the ones I choose for myself. Many women tell me that style seems like the opposite of self-care to them, a realm that involves judgment, rules, stress, comparison, and disappointment. And, of course, that is completely valid. No two people’s concepts of self-care will be identical. But here’s why I consider style to be a part of my own self-care regimen. read more

Originally posted 2014-02-03 06:25:40.

Pretty Feet and Self-care Rituals

pedicure self care

Earlier this year – sometime in the spring, I think – I made a conscious choice to spend less money augmenting my wardrobe and more on actions that nourished my body.

It happened by accident, really. On a rainy, cold Sunday afternoon, HM dropped me off to hit a consignment store while he browsed at a nearby guitar store. I was just about to walk into that warm, inviting Turn Style when I realized there was quite literally nothing on my wish list. Undoubtedly, I could spend a few bucks on items that were used and therefore mostly sustainable … but they’d just be excess, clutter, unnecessary additions to an already bountiful wardrobe. read more

Why Taking Half an Hour to Wash My Face is a Form of Self-care

face washing routine

I believe I’ve spent some time carping about my nightly ablutions here on the blog. I have very, VERY sensitive, fussy, breakout-prone skin and over time I’ve learned that if I don’t take meticulous care of it, it will punish me. With large, painful zits. And for years, I resented the time it took me to prepare my face for sleeping. I resented my Clairsonic and the system of washcloths and the fancy cleansers and lotions I need to use to keep the infuriatingly delicate balance necessary to prevent breakouts. I dreaded the whole rigamarole. read more