Podcast by Cathleen Bearse
Podcast by Cathleen Bearse
How To Adjust Your Sails In Stormy Weather
Elizabeth Edwards talks about the power of "adjusting your sails" if the weather doesn't seem to be changing. With all that's going on in the world right now (not to mention what's going on in your own life), it may be worthwhile to figure out to some solutions to some problems we are facing. In today's episode, I'm sharing some ways to brainstorm solutions to your problems and start implementing them to increase your peace and joy, regardless of your circumstances.
20 Questions That Lead To Deeper Connection
Connecting deeply through intentional conversation is an important part of self-care. This list of 20 questions to explore with your loved ones, be they family or friends, will help you nourish your relationships and maybe even learn something new about someone you care about! Learn more on my website, selfcarebestie.com
How To Deal With Anxious And Intrusive Thoughts
Whether you feel inundated with guilt over things you can’t control, anxiety about things that may or may not happen in the future, or unexplained sadness when a disturbing “what if” scenario suddenly springs to mind, we have all been there at some point or another.
What separates a normal amount of intrusive thoughts from something worthy of a clinical diagnosis is what you do with those thoughts when they happen. A person with OCD or another type of anxiety disorder will typically be run away with these thoughts, making their present task extremely difficult or downright impossible. So let’s spend some time chatting about coping skills, shall we? There is so much to share about these unwanted thoughts, but for today’s episode I will stick to the basics.
A Little Encouragement In This Crazy Time
If you've had a major life event cancelled or postponed due to coronavirus and social distancing, you're not alone. Today's episode of the Self Care Bestie Podcast will validate, support, and encourage you if you're feeling disappointed or discouraged. Feel free to reach out to me through my website selfcarebestie.com if you would like additional support during this crazy time!
Be The Hero: A Journaling Prompt For Anxiety
Call a therapist. This is what we do – we are skilled at untangling your thoughts and offering helpful guidance when you need it most. You don’t have to go through this alone.
Second, I’d like to recommend a journaling prompt that can help you show up as your best self during this quarantine, or any other situation you’d like to apply it to. If you’re going through a hard time, or just have a lot to do in a day, this journaling prompt will help ease your anxiety and direct you to the next right thing (who doesn’t love a good Frozen II reference, right?).
Take 5 minutes to write about the struggles you may be facing as you and your loved ones are living, working, and well, spending every waking hour together for the forseeable future. Write in the present tense, and write as if you are writing a story. Here’s the kicker: write yourself in as the hero, not the victim.
15 Ways To Have A Self Care Date Night
Self care doesn't have to be something you do by yourself! Whether you're stuck at home during this coronavirus quarantine, or you simply want to share self care with a partner or spouse (or even your kids!) you will love this episode! I'm sharing all sorts of ways to create a self care date night (or day) so that you and your loved ones can feel your very best!
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What a breathe of fresh air!
What a breathe of fresh air!! As I listen to My Self Care Bestie, I feel like Cathleen is speaking directly to me, sitting across the table sharing a cup of tea. Like an incredibly wise best friend that fills my cup every time we meet!
I cannot wait to have a whole library of Self Care Bestie Podcasts stored on my phone! So thankful to have discovered My Self Care Bestie!
Tangible, helpful tips from an actual therapist
Cathleen is amazing! She gives great, tangible advice in a kind, fun, and succinct way. Her website and blog are really great too. It’s like having my own personal therapist! ♥️