Taking Care of Others; Not Forgetting About Y-O-U

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When life has it’s unexpected changes, you have no choice but to be strong and do what it takes to survive. Sometimes that means taking care  of the ones who join you in your journey called life.


It is very easy to find the most gratification in taking care of your family, but when you forget about taking care of yourself, you miss a great opportunity to live your life to the fullest by not maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

A great example of why we should ALWAYS remember to take care of ourselves is this great definition by Alexandra Duron: “Self-care is any action or behavior that helps us avoid triggering health problems (like increasing our risk for heart problems due to excess stress, for example) and benefits us by improving our mental and physical health through better self-esteem, less stress, and overall well-being. These behaviors help provide balance in an increasingly over-stimulating world. Self-care makes up an essential part of a healthy lifestyle that keeps us healthy, happy, and more in-tune with our minds and bodies.”

Being able to give someone in your life the best care possible requires you to be functioning at your absolute best. Helping others, especially family members in need is one of the most gratifying activities you can engage in. Not only will you feel positive and uplifted because you feel great for taking care of yourself, you will feel even more joy and positivity from lending your time and efforts in helping someone else in your life.

Please view the link below to a video clip of the today show where Kathie Lee and Hoda are speaking with Amy Goyer ,AARP Magazine’s Health & Family expert  and  knowledgeable Psychologist Dale Atkins about taking care of others AND Y-O-U.

Link to video—> http://www.today.com/video/today/55543522?sf27957550=1#55543522


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