50 Ways to Replenish

Posted June 22, 2015 in Healing / Self Care

I often work with big-hearted, sensitive and burnt-out empathic clients. These are often extremely compassionate individuals who are good at achieving in the world but not always good at taking the necessary time for self-care.


Of course we can’t give water to others if our own internal well is empty.  So I compiled a simple list of 50 ways to replenish. All the things on this list are Yin, or Feminine, in their energetics, so they will ‘fill the well’ to give you more energy, vibrancy and joy.


50 Ways to Replenish

  1. Get into nature
  2. Walk barefoot on the earth (Sand is awesome.)
  3. Cut out caffeine
  4. Eat cucumbers
  5. Learn to energetically ground
  6. Go to a restorative yoga class
  7. Soul Journal
  8. Pet your cat or dog
  9. Meditate
  10. Take an epson salt bath (at least 3 cups of salt per bath)
  11. Aromatherapy
  12. Dance
  13. 5 Rhythms
  14. Swim
  15. Drink Aloe Vera Juice
  16. Do an Angela Farmer DVD
  17. Write poetry
  18. Play music
  19. Listen to Marion Woodman or read anything she has written
  20. Breathe
  21. Write down your dreams
  22. Hang out with some crystals
  23. Laugh
  24. Allow yourself to zone out and wander anywhere you body moves you
  25. Talk to animals
  26. Put more plants around your house
  27. Listen to chill music (nothing too hyphy)
  28. Eat nourishing food
  29. AM/PM Yoga
  30. Swing on a swing
  31. Hammock on a hammock
  32. Picnic
  33. Read (and do) this breathing book. Game changer.
  34. Get to the water
  35. Color in a mandala
  36. Walk a labyrinth
  37. Learn about earthing
  38. Learn about energetics and energetic hygiene
  39. Get crafty and play (don’t make it stressful!)
  40. Rearrange the furniture in a room in your house (Again, play, not stressful!)
  41. Stretch
  42. Lie on a foam roller and open up your chest
  43. Put your feet up on a wall (Viparita Karani)
  44. Go see some art
  45. Read some fiction and get lost in a story (chick lit is totally acceptable here, my friends.)
  46. Or get some meaning with Anne Lamott or Annie Dillard or Mya Angelou
  47. Poetry in general.
  48. Find a favorite fancy pen that makes you smile–And want to write.
  49. Sing
  50. Look up at the stars

I’d love to make this a running list, please add your faves in the comments below!

Gardens: stars


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  1. Tanya
    Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015
    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this list!! Thanks Elisa!

    By the way, #1 and #2 are also my top/go-to ways to replenish and re-ground...although, since there's not a lot of sand in Toronto, I walk barefoot on the grass :)
  2. Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015
    Create a journal just for collage-ing
    Soulcollage(R), vision collage, find an old book and collage over the pages to write/create your own story.
  3. Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015
    Take time for a fabulous facial. Gx
  4. Davetta
    Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015
    Read "Meet your Soul". I'm on page 67 now and loving it!
  5. Cecilia
    Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015
    Listening and chanting mantras, sung by Mirabai, Snatam Kaur o Matha Mandhir Sing.