Des Geulasse is so excited to be introducing a new author to the team: Darina Mamelon. Darina has been a longtime friend and confidante of mine- I always find her opinions on raw poultry to be incredibly insightful. Since she was forcibly removed from her last job and is currently in hiding I saw that as the perfect opportunity to invite her aboard and we look forward to all the scintillating, in-depth articles she will produce. -Phyllis
Sometimes when my adult acne flares up, my pants start fitting a little tighter than usual, and I wake up with night terrors, I know it’s time for a “me” weekend. A “me” weekend is meant to help rejuvenate and heal my body and soul. I highly recommend taking some time to truly show yourself gratitude.
This weekend I took some of my own advice and just luxuriated in all of my favorite things.
Consider this a guide for “me” time. I hope that my relaxing weekend inspire you to nourish yourself with self-love and self-indulgence.
First, I like to start off with making myself feel beautiful. I like to begin the day by painting my nails. I recommend going with a bold nail color that will be a constant reminder to do today differently– remember, it’s a “me” day!
I like to stay away from my usual breakfast and instead drink some plain decaffeinated milk.
I then sunbathed on the patio and added a flower to my hair to feel festive and beautiful. I think these little additions spark the feeling of extravagance and help align nature with my ambitions.
I also picked some fresh, juicy fruit from the garden and then spent some quality time with my shepherd, Rosé.
I took a 6.5 hour nap and then woke up with a little glass of Chardonnay. It’s important to honor your impulses and desires during a “me” day–whatever those impulses may be. I’ve been known to eat nothing but mayonnaise and rice cakes by the pool during past “me” days. It’s all about honoring those desires.
I then cooked a delicious dinner for myself and journaled about my flaws and how to improve them.
A “me” day involves a lot of self-reflection and criticism; I’m so glad I could share my reflections with you!