Embracing Self-Care: A Personal Journey to Wellness

Embracing Self-Care: A Personal Journey to Wellness

Dear Ceiba Women community,


As I sit down to write this, I'm reminded of the importance of self-care – a lesson I've learned through my own journey to wellness. Like many of you, I've experienced the demands of daily life pulling me in every direction, leaving little time for myself. But in the midst of chaos, I've discovered the transformative power of prioritizing self-care.

For me, self-care isn't just about bubble baths and face masks (though those are certainly part of it!). It's about carving out moments of stillness and reflection in a world that often feels overwhelming. It's about listening to my body's needs and honoring them with compassion and kindness.

Through yoga, meditation, and time spent in nature, I've found solace and rejuvenation. I've learned to set boundaries and say no when my plate is full, recognizing that my well-being is worth prioritizing. And most importantly, I've embraced the notion that self-care isn't selfish – it's essential for living a balanced and fulfilling life.

Recently, I developed a custom box for a friend of a friend who had lost her best friend, her sister to cancer. I know this all too well as I lost a sister to breast cancer. My sister was only 33 years old and I was 24. I called the custom box “Self-care for Grieving Hearts.” For me the development of this self- care box was cathartic, it was self care. It forced me to go back to that time when I lost my sister and remember and re-experience what I experienced back then. The development of this box made me think about what self care tools could have been helpful back then. Each item in the box was carefully selected with an emphasis on Acknowledging & releasing, Cleansing, Comfort & healing. It was my pleasure to develop the custom box and I’m so honored my friend trusted me to do it. 

As women, we often put the needs of others before our own, but I'm here to remind you that you are worthy of love and care, too. So I invite you to join me on this journey of self-discovery and self-love. Let's prioritize our well-being, one small act of kindness at a time. Check out our self care boxes here.


With love and solidarity.


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