A Nourishing Guide to Self Care

Is taking care of yourself a chore that stays on the bottom of your to-do list day after day? Do you feel like everyone else's needs are more important than yours? I used to be that way too. Until I got cancer. Five times. Each time I got ill, I'd vow to take better care of myself. And I did, slowly but surely I learned more and more things about wellness, exercise, nutrition, spiritual, emotional and psychological health. The biggest thing I've learned is that it's easier to take care of me a little bit at a time. I don't need huge chunks of time or cash to take care of me. Sure, I might want those things and a tropical vacation would definitely be amazing. But until I'm on a plane to an island, I can't keep on neglecting myself and neither can you. So I set out to share how I take care of myself, bit by bit, and day by day. I wrote a nourishing guide to self care called Five Thoughtful Ways to Love Yourself. 

a nourishing guide to self care by cancer survivor jessica nichols


Simply reading my guide is an act of self care.

"It's so beautiful it feels like a bit of a guilty pleasure."

— Marcia N.

Inside you'll find the following ideas:

  • Sayings: my favorite mantras to ground me when I feel anxious, worried, lacking or scarce
  • Juicing: my go-to green juice recipe to boost me when I need energy and nourishment
  • Stretching: my favorite stretches to loosen me up when I feel stiff or achey
  • Listening: my favorite podcasts to open my mind when I need a new perspective or new ideas on how to care for myself
  • Reading: my favorite books to learn from when I want to expand my knowledge of my body, nutrition or when I want to access my intuition and inner guidance

My hope is that as you incorporate these ideas into your thoughts and behavior, soon self care will become a sacred, rejuvenating ritual that you feel incomplete without.

As a wise friend told me years ago, an empty cup quenches no one's thirst.

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Introducing Bit by Bit, a Wellness Column

I've been giving a lot of thought to my blog over the past few months. I'm approaching my 10th year of blogging and of course, it's evolved many times over the years. I've come up with four new monthly columns for 2016 . Today, I'm super excited to introduce you to Bit by Bit, a column all about wellness and self care. Bit by Bit a monthly column about wellness and self care


January is a time of year when people naturally gravitate towards improving their health by making big changes, but I'm on a mission to show you that self care actually happens bit by bit. I built up my self-care tool box slowly after five rounds of cancer over the past 15+ years.

Bit by Bit will feature beauty, art, mantras, music, movement, nourishing food, book reviews and more to help you increase your wellness and build up your self-care tool box. Together, let's start taking care of you, bit by bit.