I recently treated myself to a 2 day spa retreat in Pennsylvania.

Two wonderful massage treatments gave me a deeper appreciation for the importance of self- nurturing. Through deep relaxation I realized all the stress and pain I carry in my body. As my tension melted, I let go and surrendered.

Grief necessitates self-care and being kind to yourself.

When you least want to give yourself permission, when you have the least energy, this is the time you need to nurture yourself the most.

There is tremendous value in being massaged and touched. It opens you to the opportunity to release and receive.

Self-nurture is key because each of us is alone with our losses.

Take the time this summer, whether at home or away, to take care of yourself.