Autumn and Winter Seasonal Changes: The Body and Mind

Oct 26, 2021

The air begins to get cooler in the mornings, it gets darker in the evenings just past dinner time, and before you know it daylight savings time is here and gone and we enter the darkness of winter. Along with the leaves changing, flowers and grass becoming dormant and our bodies undergo multiple changes with the seasons, some are more noticeable than others. As for the body, your...

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Are You Getting Quality Rest?

Sep 23, 2021

What comes to mind when you think of the word “Rest”?  Refreshed, restart, new.... guilt, a waste of time?  Those are some of the words that Claudia Hammond’s research participants came up with in a study which was done across 135 different countries with 18,000 participants.  Claudia found that though many people define rest differently there were some things...

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5 Tips to Starting A Self Care Routine

Jan 16, 2021

Sometimes the hardest part of doing anything is simply starting

Starting a new skincare regimen, workout program, Bible study, reading plan, eating habit or really anything- it can all be challenging. If we take time to simply learn how to just start, it can help us so much in the long run. 

Here are 5 tips to help you start a solid self care routine:

1. Determine areas of your life...

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The big reveal is here: NEW IOME community levels

Dec 10, 2020

Earlier this month IOME announced that things are changing. Well, now is the time to tell you how things are changing. 

IOME is launching three brand new membership types. There are components that are staying the same like: 

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Three Reasons WHY IOME Is Changing...

Dec 02, 2020

Hopefully you've heard the news that things are changing in IOME. If you haven't here's a quick recap: because of the growth of IOME, the membership structure is changing. The intent is to create an all-encompassing 'one-stop-shop' for all things self care. 

Starting January 1, 2021 IOME will provide three new levels of memberships

Community 

Community +

Community + Pro

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IOME is changing! What you need to know for the new year.

Nov 23, 2020

If you are someone who has been a member or a supporter of IOME for awhile now, you have probably heard over and over again how important community is to our mission. 

IOME has created, and is growing, its community of like-minded people who share similar attitudes, interests and goals of practicing consistent self care. 

Big things are coming to the IOME community. Are you...

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6 Ways to Overcome Loneliness

Oct 21, 2020

Loneliness effects more than 55 million adults, that's more than double the number of those who have diabetes. 

Nearly 22% of Americans say they often or always feel lonely or socially isolated. 

This was all from a 2018 report by Henry J Kaiser Family Foundation. Can you imagine what those numbers must look like now with the rules around limiting social interaction with...

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Self care versus self indulgence: which one are you practicing?

Aug 04, 2020

National Self Care Day is on July 24th. The reason why it's on this day (7/24) is because the benefits of intentional self care are felt 24/7. If you're practicing self care on a regular, or somewhat regular basis, you should be able to feel the difference all day, everyday.

So, this probably brings up a good question: what is self care?

Self care is the practice of taking an active role in...

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#IOMEMyStory: Words My Mother Never Told Me

Dec 27, 2019
WARNING: I want to offer a trigger warning. For those of you who are currently struggling with tough issues with a parent or abuse, this testimony may be triggering. In the case you decided to continue to read on, and it does elicit emotions, please connect with IOME so we can offer you support. 

You have a story. I have a story. Each one of us has a story that needs to be shared, valued...

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It's time to start parenting your phone

Oct 28, 2019

So ironically enough, this week's #IOMEPromise stemmed from an idea I heard during a Podcast I was listening to last week. After taking inventory of what I was listening to, I decided to listen to a few new podcasts that were recommended to me; one of them being Behind the Scenes. This week's #IOMEPromise stems from their idea: 

Be a parent to your phone.

When I first heard...

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