Key self care strategy – revealing and revealed

Key self care strategy – revealing and revealed

Life & Death Matters Post

While caregiving over the past few months, my sister Barb (the Danish Viking) taught me a self care strategy that she promised would clear my brains and freshen my perspective.

Off to the beach we went.  With ice on the ground and towels freezing to the rocks… we went for a swim!

And Barb was right… I returned to the house refreshed!

Self Care Strategy – a quick dip in December off the coast of BC is sure to liven your day and lighten your moment!

(The boater passing by mistook us for a few grey whales!)

The two grey whales....??

Other ideas for self care strategies… do tell!


6 Responses

  1. A perfect example of why I will never be considered a proper Canadian, I just cant stand the cold. Whilst effective in itself, for me, finding creative ways to avoid getting in the sea might serve the same purpose!

    1. Hi Hi Nicola!
      So true! I too avoid the cold. But I have to say, it was great fun, a great bonding experience, and a real true diversion from caregiving! On return our mother would shake her head in dismay, which was equally fun. And within moments she would be saying “Remember, care for the caregivers…. remember care for the caregivers”.

  2. Hilarious photo! In my Yoga Teacher Training, we were taught that cold showers cleanse the organs. In the 15 years since then, I shower with warm water and finish with a COLD 5 minute rinse. It’s invigorating!

  3. Hi Kath… your so funny!

    A Polar Bear Swim, everyone needs to ty it at least once!
    Nice to see that picture of your mom, say hi to Barb for me.
    Sending a hug 🙂

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Courtney Murrell is a PSW who works in hospice palliative care.

When she is not at work, she is spending time with her family, going on hikes or writing. Courtney is a lifelong learner and loves to share her passion for writing as a wellness practice.

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