WHERE IT ALL BEGAN...
THE OPRAH "AHA" MOMENT THAT PLANTED A SEED AND CHANGED A LIFE
Once upon a time, an episode of Oprah aired where a child psychologist spoke about how people tend to perpetuate behaviors that stem from traumatic and dysfunctional childhood environments. The show’s content resonated with our founder Remy Meraz. That day, the hesitation many of us experience in seeking professional help melted away and Remy felt encouraged to change her thoughts and behaviors and thus, her future.
Over the years, Remy found that by investing in herself, her whole world began to change for the better. She gained new tools for her emotional toolbox, she began making better choices, developed better parenting skills and improved relationships with her family members.
You see, by investing in Y-O-U, whether that is time, money or energy, you not only improve your own life, you also make a positive impact on the world and people around you. Remember that old saying,
“You can’t pour from an empty cup. Take care of yourself first?”
It’s a gentle and powerful reminder for us to take care of ourself. Life is far too precious to be stressed out all the time. Engaging in “me tyme” or self-care practices every day is not a selfish act. You deserve it and it is necessary for your well-being….so embrace it!
THE IMPORTANCE OF “ME TYME”...HERE ARE THE FACTS
Research shows depression, anxiety and stress are on the rise.
We increasingly have more stressors in our life, but less time to actually enjoy it.
Being “super busy” and “stressed out” is almost a mark of success in our society today.
There tends to be a cultural stigma around healthy tools and outlets that help individuals understand how to express stressful, anxious or negative emotions in a healthy, healing way. Self-care, taking time for yourself and receiving professional help is sometimes seen as selfish or as a “failure.” (It’s not!)
After seeing her life completely transform because of investing in her own health and happiness, Remy was inspired to take action. She wanted to encourage others to do the same and to understand that the past does not define who they are.