Our Self-Care Workshop Offered Take-Home, Yoga-Based Tools for Mind Obstacles

Hi everyone! This is Shannen, founding editor-in-chief of The Strange is Beautiful and 500 hour trauma informed yoga instructor. I had the honor of leading our Self-Care for Mind Obstacles Workshop on July 29, 2018 and it was SO MUCH FUN !!!! The hardest thing about self-care is having healing options be accessible and affordable. For this workshop, my goal was to provide as many alternative medicine practices as possible, taught in the clearest way, and to make sure that everyone left feeling confident about practicing everything on their own post-workshop.

5 Roots of Wisdom From a Bonsai Tree

For Mental Health Awareness month, we had a few Instagram Live events. One of them was on May 10 with Alex Chavez for “Bonsai as Self-Care.”

BALANCE Q#5: How do you want people to react to your emotions?

Balancing taking care of yourself and caring for loved ones can be hard and confusing. Sometimes, taking more me-time or giving a friend space, versus being there for them, can lead to a heated and tearful argument or feelings of guilt. Other times, doing so creates an outcome of a healthy and strong platonic or romantic relationship.

BALANCE Q#4: How do you wish friends would help you?

Balancing taking care of yourself and caring for loved ones can be hard and confusing. Sometimes, taking more me-time or giving a friend space, versus being there for them, can lead to a heated and tearful argument or feelings of guilt. Other times, doing so creates an outcome of a healthy and strong platonic or romantic relationship.

BALANCE Q#3: When has your self-care needs caused conflict in helping someone?

Balancing taking care of yourself and caring for loved ones can be hard and confusing. Sometimes, taking more me-time or giving a friend space, versus being there for them, can lead to a heated and tearful argument or feelings of guilt. Other times, doing so creates an outcome of a healthy and strong platonic or romantic relationship.