Turbulent times, these. Many of you might be feeling more anxious than usual, more uncertain, and it's completely normal. Despite it being really uncomfortable. And I hope you know it's okay to look for a bit of comfort, especially because self-care is often neglected in periods of high stress. The basics are important: 

~ Try to get a good night's sleep. Decrease usage of phones, tablets and TV at bed time, and stop picking up twitter in the middle of the night! It's not helping. :) Maybe have a cup of soothing nervine tea before bed, or tinctures to help relax the tension in your body. 

~This isn't going to be popular, but focus more on nutritious foods and less on processed, refined carb "junk" foods. I know it's comforting, but exerting a tiny bit of control of the type of food you eat helps with the emotional aspects of feeling in control.  BUT! Forgive yourself if you have a snack of a handful of jelly beans or a couple of oreos. Stop beating yourself up and work at it again tomorrow. 

~ Move a little. Getting some sun with a 10-minute walk at noon will do wonders for your mind, body and spirit, not to mention boost vitamin D levels.

~ Comfort yourself spiritually - it's also important, whether you are new to this or could teach me a thing to two. Think about a quick meditation or some time to self (I'm a huge believer in soaking in the tub...it's my quiet time and a good way to rehydrate my body as I tend to run a bit dry). Use tools like candles, crystals, oils, etc. Anything that gives you permission to feel calm, even for a few moments is a gift. 

karen steuer