I’m delighted to share a guest post on self-care from reader of GF Goodness, Linda. If you’d like to participate in our self-care retreat and don’t have a blog, feel free to email me or one of the other hostesses and we’d be happy to share your plans (and, of course, you’ll be entered to win the gift certificate!) The hostess this week is Valerie of City Life Eats
A focus on self-care seems so appropriate for July. It’s such a beautiful time of year here in southwestern Canada. To fully enjoy it, I have to honor my need to slow down and “recover” from the spring, which this year was emotional and exhausting. Despite starting my day with Reiki, I can easily revert to shallow breathing after several hours. I’m doing my best to make of point of breathing more deeply. It centers me, keeps me grounded and slows me down.
Our fantastic group of bloggers:
- June 28th: Me! Cheryl of Gluten-Free Goodness
- July 6th: Valerie of City Life Eats
- July 13th: Shirley of Gluten Free Easily (GFE)
- July 20st: Iris of My Fairy Angel (you probably also know her from The Daily Dietribe)
- July 27th Kate of Eat, Recycle Repeat
- Aug 3rd Carrie of Ginger Lemon Girl
Before we get into the “rules”, know that the main “rule” is to relax, enjoy, take good care of yourself and have fun.
Why join us? Because self-care takes a village, too.
These posts are to inspire you all to make July a month of reflecting on self-care and the many ways to nourish ourselves. We encourage everyone to participate in this event in a way that feels appropriate to them, whether through making different choices around food, adding in movement, personal reflection, journaling or other self-care. If you would like to share your experience with self-care, we would love to include you in the experience, whether you join us for one week or every week. We ask that you link back to this post so that more people can learn about this retreat, and leave a comment for the weekly theme host, too! That way, we can make sure we see your post and that you’re entered into the drawing.
ADDENDUM: NOT A BLOGGER? FEEL FREE TO EMAIL ME OR ONE OF THE OTHER HOSTESSES YOUR GOAL/PROGRESS AND I/WE WILL POST IT ON OUR BLOG.
As a little added incentive, for each post on your goals and your progress you link back here or one of the other co-hosts, you’ll be entered to receive a $50 gift certificate to Nuts.com (they are not sponsoring, I just wanted something with healthy gluten-free, vegan, sugar-free, etc. options)
We also have a Facebook group and we’d love to have you join us! Just send along a request (it’s listed as a private group.)
I love the idea of the regular check-ins. They are so needed! Thanks for sharing, Linda. 🙂
Shirley–indeed, I find they help, too, and I appreciate the reminder from Linda.
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