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#mycare Contest Winners!

What a fun week!

After my realization that I was self-care deprived, Denise and I launched this self-care challenge:

Take care of yourself, take a picture of it, post it on social media using #mycare for a chance to win a prize! The prizes of an “I Care” t-shirt and a $25 Visa gift card were just an added bonus because the real fun was taking care of ourselves as we care for others.

We picked five winners from the entries posted on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram but from the looks of the pictures, we all won. How much fun was it doing something for ourselves (if even for a minute or two)? I found myself recognizing activities or moments that are part of my every day that really count as #mycare.

I may have personally started off by fulfilling my self-care with pedicures, manicures and massages but what I realized is I can have a moment or two of #mycare in my backyard with my dogs or lunch on the patio with my husband:


Our winners found #mycare with a home pedicure, gardening, time with friends, a delicious indulgence and a box of chocolates.

Congratulations to @worriedwife, @kreisler, @PearLady, @Yolanda and @oscargal! (Please private message me with your contact info and I will get your prizes out to you).

Even though the contest has ended, I am going to continue to take care of myself while caring for Robert (and sometimes Richard). I am going to recognize and be more grateful for those snippets of time that can refill my bucket.

I don’t want to get in that place of forgetting how to care for myself. Of doing things that make me happy and that rejuvenate my spirit. I am going to remember that caring for me is as important as caring for others.

I can no longer think of self-care as an indulgence – it is a necessity. Let’s help each other remember that.

About Trish

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I am Robert’s older sister and a freelance writer and am also a full-time Legal Administrator for a wonderful law firm (no, that is not an oxymoron). I am the caregiver for my youngest brother, Robert, who has suffered from uncontrolled epilepsy his entire life. In his late-40s now, he lives with me and my husband. I have somehow managed to navigate the maze of social services and government programs available to help Robert and continue to be amazed at the amount of time and persistence that is needed to do so. Robert finds happiness in simple pleasures like doing word search puzzles and watching his favorite shows (Family Feud and Jeopardy, of course!)

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  1. Profile photo of PearLady

    Score for me…a belated birthday gift. 😀 I’ll message a bit later…doing a fly-by at the moment.

  2. Profile photo of Jane

    Congratulations to all the winners!

    Jane~mom to Nicole, VSD, PFO, Eisenmenger’s, PAH, BHJS, ITP

  3. Profile photo of Trish

    Congrats to everyone! This was a lot of fun and I’m keeping my eyes open for more #mycare moments. Prizes will soon be on their way to you!!


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