This is an updated post from 2010
Sunday we celebrate moms. You might get flowers, a gift certificate or even a home cooked meal. But the absolute best gift you’ll get this Mother’s Day is the one you give to yourself.
While being a mom is incredibly rewarding, it’s easy to lose some of yourself in the process. You know, the old you that put you first. If you could get some of you back, wrapped up in a gift you could access anytime, wouldn’t you want it?
So I talked with my friend and colleague Michelle Segar, PhD, MPH, author of the soon-to-be released book No Sweat: How the Science of Motivation Can Bring You a Lifetime of Fitness, to figure out how moms can carve out a little time for themselves. She calls it “self care.” I call it smart. (more…)