Monday, November 22, 2021

Holiday Self-Care 2021











Photo From Medium.com


I haven't blogged in quite awhile, I also haven't forced myself to which is a what self-care is all about. As we enter a new holiday season I wanted to share some tips on how to keep you health, both emotionally and physically balanced through the first holiday season in awhile where we will potentially be in large gatherings.


Planning

I always start my holiday planning Thanksgiving week , it's the key to actual succeeding. I discovered a way to do this from a list I found in a wellness magazine.  The First step is to make a Wellness Wish list, its a brainstorming page for everything I want to do. 

The second Step is to schedule a few or all the activities on my December Schedule, follow up by immediately ordering any supplies or book the appointments with the service professional you want to see.

You can also repeat this process for January so you can start your year off right.


Celebrate Your Accomplishments 

I recently discovered the concept of the Ta-da! List. This is a prompt for the end of the day where you acknowledge the things you accomplished. This list has really helped me because I have been struggling with focus the last few months. Writing down things like making my bed, going to , work, cleaning and even shopping help me realize I actually am accomplishing something day to day.



Supplies


The supply list for your self-care will vary per person. For me its candles, tea, a special mug, beauty masks and seasonal decorations, and books of course. This year I also hit up all my favorite retail shops early to get cozy pajamas and holiday gifts. I wan't to limit as much time in stores as possible so I also started my holiday cards early.  

Aromatherapy is also a great way to keep yourself relaxed. Try a new scent this year along with your favorites. I always recommend Blue Tansy which is a lovely scent that helps enhance communication and personal well being.


I hope you have a relaxing Holiday season , Check out my self-care essentials  at twitter.com/@yogikai  and share yours with me using the tag #HolidaySelfCare   




Friday, November 19, 2021

Ho Ho Ho Readathon !




One of my favorite readathons! I have a lot of fun Holiday Romances to read so I'm excited to read them!






Monday, August 30, 2021

SW Book Chat 35 : Get Ready for Tempest Runner






In a few Days (8/31) Tempest Runner releases on Audible! This is the third Star Wars audio drama for the new canon Star Wars and the first for the High Republic. So here is a little bit of info to get you ready:



No, you HAVEN'T missed a book. Many people struggle with audio books but an audio drama is completely different so give it a chance. I got the opportunity to listen to this drama early and it has a terrific voice cast as well as a wonderful immersive feel with music and sound effects. It is possible that the script for this drama will be collected into book format, but no announcement has been made at this time so sign up for an Audible trial or get it from your local library if you aren't sure if you want to purchase it.



Timeline Details : The most asked question I see among the virtual book communities is in what order do you read the High Republic. The authors and publishers generally agree on release order but since the books are released in waves versus numbered series there is often some confusion. I have found the High Republic books to be extremely new reader friendly. I waited a bit to long to order a copy of Light of the Jedi and while waiting I read Into the Dark without any confusion. But for those who like specifics Tempest Runner is set during the aftermath of The Nihil's  attack on the Republic Fair on Valo. 

If you have finished Scott's The Rising Storm you will be fine to read this book. Even if you haven't finished the book you should still be okay with this experience. At it's heart this story is a character arc of the very fascinating Lourna Dee.


If you have consumed the first arc of the High Republic comics you will have some really enjoyable moments in this story but even if you haven't the character interactions and connections aren't confusing. 

So get your earbuds ready for an amazing adventure!