The Me-Time Mixtape: Three essential hand-curated links and resources on creative self-care. Carve out some me time this week!

#1 YourCreativeChord Podcast Interviewed Me!

Jenny Leigh Hodgins, a classically-trained pianist, poet, journaler, and Buddhist meditation practicer, interviewed me for her podcast called YourCreativeChord. A fellow family caregiver to her mom, we talked for so long that Jenny had to split the interview into two parts. Hear us talk about our roles as family caregivers, our poetry, music, and creative practices, and the importance of diversity and inclusion in the arts. You can find Part 1 and Part 2 (episodes 45 and 46) below. Please reply to this email, and let me know what you think of our discussion.

YourCreativeChord Podcast
About YourCreativeChord Podcast:Welcome to YourCreativeChord Podcast, where creativity and inspiration meet transformation.YourCreativeChord Podcast is your go-to source for inspiration and motivation, catering to creators, musicians, artists, car…

Listen to Part I and 2 of my interview with pianist and poet, Jenny Leigh Hodgins.

#2 Tiny Buddha's 20 Self-Care Quotes to Keep You Mentally & Emotionally Strong

I love these self-care quote cards, each one more vivid than the next. My favorites are quotes #2 and #3:

My goal is not to feel happy all the time, but to remember that all emotions come and go. And no matter how bad I feel on a given day, if I take care of myself and honor my needs, I'll eventually feel good again. (Lori Deschene)
Can't just "let it go"? That's because emotions aren't like rocks we can drop and throw. They're more like drops of water that need to run through us. So don't let it go, let it flow. (Lori Deschene)

What's your favorite quote? Reply to this email and let me know!

20 Self-Care Quotes to Keep You Mentally and Emotionally Strong - Tiny Buddha
Take a few minutes to set the intention to take good care of yourself this week, and let these messages be your guide.

#3 The Positive Impact of Journaling (Infographic)

A good infographic can make our path clearer. Here's one on the benefits of journaling. You may have heard some of these before, and I've written about them here too. Scroll down the infographic to learn about six types of journals, including bullet journals, creative journals, and self-reflection journals.

If you need help getting started, find some starter journal prompts here. I also include 3 prompts at the end of every podcast episode to guide your reflection on the topics I discuss.

Infographic: Journaling as a Self-Care Practice | Wellistic
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