I am often asked “what the heck are you talking about when you keep referring to Self-Care?” So as we approach Valentine’s Day, the most love-filled day of the year, I thought we should take a minute to look at what self-love looks like in action.
After the loss of my baby girl, my house became excruciatingly quiet. Everything was suddenly so still. The silence of my home, her nursery, the empty space in my arms screamed in her absence.
What did Self-Care look like then? I got a puppy. And it was one of the most loving acts I have been able to do for myself through my entire experience of loss and grief. The moments of distraction were wonderful. And it felt really, really good to hold something and to be forced to get out of bed and go get some fresh air. And while I am in no way suggesting that there is anything that will ever replace your little lost one or make that ache go away, if you have always wanted a dog like I did, now might be a really really good time to give yourself some comfort and a little puppy love.