Seventeen years ago, I was way too busy for self-care—just like you may be now.
I was turned outward, fostering relationships and focused on my career, but totally neglecting myself. At that time, my idea of nutrition meant not visiting the same drive-thru fast food restaurant twice in one day!
Getting diagnosed with a rare, incurable Stage IV cancer stopped me in my tracks.
When I got sick and learned there were no treatment options available, I turned the beat around and made one of the best decisions of my life. I vowed to take care of myself.
For the first time, I was forced to turn inward. To nurture myself with the same devotion I’d offered to others. A daily journaling practice got me through (and continues to guide me).