Erika Ellis joins me this week to talk about the very important topic of self care. Of course, we look at the topic through the lens of unschooling, dispelling some myths and letting go of some “shoulds” about how to take care of ourselves. Erika shares so many practical, easy to use tips to help bring calm and peace to each moment. I’d love to hear your favorite tips in the comments!
Questions for Erika
Can you share with us a bit about you and your family?
Now, let’s dive right into the topic of self care. It comes up regularly in unschooling discussions and, through that lens, it can be different from the conventional advice we often hear. I’m excited to dive into that, but first, how do you define self care and why is it important to consider?
Mindset is also an essential aspect of self care, isn’t it? Was there a mindset shift you found valuable as you wove unschooling and self care together?
Can you share some self care activities or tools that we might find helpful for releasing stress and re-energizing?
It can be a bit of a challenge, certainly at first, to figure out ways to fit self care activities into our unschooling days. How has that been working for you?
Do you see your kids absorbing these ideas around self care?
Things mentioned in the episode
Erika was on the podcast, along with Tracy, back in episode 158 about unschooling book clubs.
You can find Erika on Instagram.
And you can find her South Miami Unschooling group on Facebook.
Here’s Erika’s go to resource list
~ Meditation ~
Ten Percent Happier app
Insight Timer app
The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer
~ Mind Expanding ~
Atomic Habits by James Clear
Rich Roll Podcast
How to Live a Good Life by Jonathan Fields
Choose the Life You Want by Tal Ben-Shahar
The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown
The Desire Map by Danielle LaPorte
~ Overall Wellness ~
Replenish by Lisa Grace Byrne
Replenish 365 online program by Well Grounded Life
Lighten Up online program by Clean Food Dirty Girl
The Alzheimer’s Solution by Dean and Ayesha Sherzai
The Engine 2 Seven-Day Rescue Diet by Rip Esselstyn