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Putting others first is an empathic and generous state of being that many of us find ourselves in. Giving our time, energy and love to our natural supports, job, or volunteer work is what defines and fulfills our lives. 

Vision loss introduces a new layer to this equation. Now, Activities of Daily Living provoke new challenges, not to mention the doctor appointments and questionable surgical outcomes, that require us to reorient our daily habits and patterns of living. 

The key to forward momentum and continued growth rest in the discipline of self-care. The physical and emotional stress endured during a period of transformation such as vision loss can take a tremendous toll on the body. 

Healthy Eating

Whole foods, tasty treats, and the balance that defines them help us nourish and restore our energy and clarity of thought. Here are some of my favorite, simple, recipes for comforting meals.

Fresh Hummus & Pita Chips

Roasted Curried Cauliflower

Slow Cooker Beef Chili

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Green Smoothie with Berries and Almonds

Self-Pampering

Which indulgence has a lasting effect on your mood and feeling of comfort? Here are a few ideas to get you started, many of which feel luxurious, yet have minimal costs.

Bubble Bath or Tub Soak with Music

Yoga Class or Meditation Session

Long Walk or Low-Impact Cardio

Movie Night with your Favorite Pet 

Cozy Up with your Latest Audio Book

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Reflection

Setting time aside for purposeful, intentional reflection helps us recognize the progress we've made. It signifies and guides us towards mindful choice-making, and eases our ability to stay clear-headed during tough times. 

I can help you set up a system for reflection using adapted methods of recording either byway of audio recording or large print writing methods. Use the scheduling tool below to get started.

Passion

Hobbies, skills, and methods of expression are important techniques to transcend depression and assist us in decompressing. 

Are you seeking advice on how to accomodate or revisit some of your favorite hobbies with your vision loss? Let's talk. Fill out the form below and I'll reach out to set up a free 30-minute needs assessment consultation. 


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