Treat yourself right!

Having just returned from a week's vacation (Deirdre's first!) to the sunny and warm west coast, I'm rested, relaxed and rejuvenated. I even fit in a spa treatment during our trip. Johnny and Deirdre had a little father-daughter time while I got massaged from head to toe. More specifically, I had a Shea Butter Body Wrap with a Honey-Avocado Foot Exfoliation. Sound indulgent? It was! It was 50 minutes of pure heaven.

Of course, there have been times in the past when my joints were too sore, tender and achy to enjoy any type of massage, but not this time. My back was a little tight from carrying Deirdre around in the sling (and from hunching over to nurse, says the massage therapist), but about 15 minutes of massage worked out any soreness that was there. The rest of the time was just cake!

Now I invite you to take some time to indulge yourself, however you see fit. Don't have the opportunity (or the desire) for a full-on body wrap? Maybe you'd prefer a manicure or a pedicure. Perhaps you'd rather indulge your taste buds with a decadent dessert or a double-dipped ice cream cone. Whatever you choose, take a few minutes this week to do something special for yourself. You may be out of practice because it's been awhile. But consider this your Living Well homework...I expect a report in the morning!

If you need motivation, here are a few shots of Deirdre taking it easy and treating herself right. If, at 4 months, she can figure it out, so can you!


Sophie - LFA said…
Hi there ...

I am hoping you can help me rally all the "lupus troops."

March 3, 2009 is the Lupus Foundation of America’s 11th Annual Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill. Even if you cannot physically join us on Tuesday, there are still several things you – and your family and friends – can do to help raise awareness about the seriousness of lupus.

To learn all the easy things you can do from the comfort of your home, please go to

To take it a step further, if you're willing to do so, I'd really appreciate it you would consider posting this information (what you find at the link to my blog) on your blog, and letting all your friends and family know how important this is to the lupus community.

If you have any questions, feel free to email me at

Thanks for your help.

All the best, Wick

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