Tuesday, January 26, 2010

"The Art of Extreme Self-Care"

I am soooo glad.. to be back blogging again.. guess my New Year's Resolution is not holding up well.. but I'm not giving up on ANY of them..

"Its Just My Take.. but I believe ALL of us need Extreme Self-Care... and thats why I picked up one of my favorite author's new book "The Art of Extreme Self-Care". I guess this is my new book review .. don't
worry there will be time for more.. and I just had a revelation.. maybe this way I will push myself to start really reading all of these wonderful books.. and the posting an ACTUAL REVIEW.. for my readers.. two bird with one stone!! So far I find it very interesting reading and intriguing proposals of new daily practices. She states early on that in order to practice this Extreme Self-Care is to learn to love yourself unconditionally accept your imperfections, and embrace your vulnerabilities! Wow this is alot to work on to say the least... !!

Chapter One.. goes on to discuss "Ending the Legacy of Self Deprivation"... The goal is to give yourself more breathing room than you think you need.. when you start feeling overwhelmed, frustrated etc... ask yourself some questions regarding this. Where do I feel deprived? What do I need more of right now? basically what makes us start to feel overwhelmed and the like?? Attack the basics and try to figure out.. where the
se actually feeling stem from?

Chapter Two.. Mirror, Mirror on the Wall.. makes us confront ourselves.. and lets us face the real person in us. I am going to try this experiment she suggests by actually looking in the mirror.. and stating.. to ourselves.."I love you. ______" showing us and being able to tell ourselves that we really do love ourselves, unconditionally... with all our imperfections..

Okay, well this is only two chapters.. and I believe I am already really getting things here.. I guess what I'm saying is that we are ALL good special people. We get caught up in the negative things in life.. and let ourselves get overwhelmed with bad situations, our poor choices, hurt feelings and just plain unkindness... and we really need to remember .... like the saying goes to learn to "Treat yourselves like
company!" Cause we really deserve it!! After all .. if we are not at our best .. and don't take care of ourselves in everyway.. we will be NO GOOD to the people that we love and hold the dearest....I like that!!


  1. what great information! To actually learn to love myself, that might be difficult, but to work towards it is a great goal.

  2. Thank you soooooo much for reading my blog!! I was so excited to see that I had a comment this morning... gives me more encouragement to do more!!! Yes.. this is such a wonderful book!!! Cheryl Richardson... is amazing!! You should go and check it out!! A total MUST READ!! Have a good one!!