Self-Care and Self-Love Resources 

I had the pleasure of talking with several people at Alpharetta Wellness Collective’s “Be Your Own Valentine; a self-care, self-love event” this past Saturday. Participants had the opportunity to sit with each practitioner to create their self-love, self-care plan. My area of wellness focused on participants learning about the Wellness Wheel, and how to create a Self-Care check list of their very own. We also practiced a Loving-Kindness Meditation. As promised, here are my resources:

 

Eight Dimensions of Wellness

“There are eight dimensions of wellness: occupational, emotional, spiritual, environmental, financial, physical, social, and intellectual. Each dimension of wellness is interrelated with another. Each dimension is equally vital in the pursuit of optimum health. One can reach an optimal level of wellness by understanding how to maintain and optimize each of the dimensions of wellness.”

 

What is Wellness?

Wellness Wheel.

 

Self-Care Check List

“The Self-Care Plan that you create for yourself should be customized to fit your own needs and personality. Use the time you spend going through the lists below to highlight actions that resonate with you to include in your Self-Care Plan. Assemble a mix of things you can do in the morning, throughout the day, and at night.”

 

Self Care Inventory.

 

Self Care Checklist.

 

Loving-Kindness Meditation

“Loving-kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy and equanimity are rigorous meditation practices, used for the most part to cultivate one-pointed concentrated attention, out of which the powers of these evoked qualities emerge, transfiguring the heart. Just naming these qualities of heart explicitly and making their role explicit in our practice may help us to recognize them when they arise spontaneously during mindfulness practice. As well as to incline the heart and mind in that direction more frequently, especially in difficult times.”

 

This Loving Kindness Meditation is a Radical Act of Love.

 

Loving Kindness Heartscape Meditation from Jon Kabat-Zinn.