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#81 Senior Salon


Self-Care Isn’t Selfish, Take care of yourself


Are you ready, for the new week of #80 Senior Salon

July 20, 02:00 am to July 25, 2020, 12:00 pm PST


We have a good number of entries for this past week, but rather disappointing to see the extremely low count of shares and reads on the posts.  Please fellow #SeniSal members, we implore you to read and share the posts of your fellow bloggers.  The more you give, the more you will receive.  This is part of Caring for one another!


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What is Self Care and why is it important?

It means that you are simply being mindful of your own needs, so you are better able to support the people you care about. When you take care of yourself and are not stressed, you are better able to meet the needs of others. Selfcare comes in a variety of forms.
12 Inspiring Self Care Quotes








  • “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.”
     Audre Lorde


  • “The challenge is not to be perfect — it is to be whole.”
    Jane Fonda


  • “Solitude is where I place my chaos to rest and awaken my inner peace.”
    Nikki Rowe


  • “I lied and said I was busy. I was busy; but not in a way most people understand.
    I was busy taking deeper breaths. I was busy silencing irrational thoughts. I was busy calming a racing heart. I was busy telling myself I am okay.
    Sometimes, this is my busy – and I will not apologize for it.”
    Brittin Oakman


  • “Prioritise self-care & incorporate a MINIMUM of 60 mins ‘ME-TIME’ into your daily routine. YES THERE ARE enough hours in the day. NO EXCUSES.”
    Miya Yamanouchi 


  • “Do something nice for yourself today. Find some quiet, sit in stillness, breathe. Put your problems on pause. You deserve a break.”
    Akiroq Brost 


  • “If you feel “burnout” setting in, if you feel demoralized and exhausted, it is best, for the sake of everyone, to withdraw and restore yourself.”
    Dalai Lama


  • “God, grant me the serenity to stop beating myself up for not doing things perfectly, the courage to forgive myself because I’m working on doing things better, and the wisdom to know that You already love me just the way I am.”
    Eleanor Brownn


  • “Our bodies are our gardens, to which our wills are gardeners.”
    William Shakespeare


  • “Self-care is never selfish, but it may feel that way when you live a frenzied life.”
    Arthur P. Ciaramicoli 


  • “Taking care of yourself is the most powerful way to begin to take care of others.”
    Bryant McGill


  • “Our soul is like a soft and gentle flower, it needs to be nurtured, cared for, tended to, with sufficient sunlight, fresh air and freedom to bloom into its most precious and beautiful form. This, my friend, is self-love.”
    Miya Yamanouchi









#81 Senior Salon

Thanks for your loyal support.  Please may we respectfully ask each and every participant that you keep sharing, and promoting Senior Salon on your own blog?  We do require and need your help to keep #SeniSal growing and the only way we can grow, would be for you to share your links, but also to tell your own followers to come and participate.

We have two banners you can choose from to promote Senior Salon.   Thank you for being part of this weekly feature.  

We welcome all new bloggers and some bloggers that shared posts before that returned and shared again.  We hope that you enjoy the camaraderie and will come back weekly!

The more new friends we get, the more wonderful posts we can read and share. In doing so you also promote and get your own posts shared more widely, so this will be in your own benefit as well. 

Thanks, that we can count on your support ♥.


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Congratulations to the top 10 winners: #SeniSal Roundup: July 13-18, 2020 We encourage you all to share the Featured Winner logo on your blog or post.  You will find the code below.

  1. Pumpkin Fritters Indian Goolgulas
  2. Summer Week 3: The Heat Is On
  3. The National Health Service & lockdown rules: It’s the pandemic news from Britain
  4. How To Edit An Image In The WordPress Media Library
  5. Love Is a Million Little Actions
  6. The Cares of This Life
  8. How To Update A Lantern 
  9. Taking Stock
  10. Start a Victory Garden in 2020 with an EarthTower Vertical Garden


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TOP 10 Senisal POSTS 

If you wish to take another look please revisit #80 Senior Salon as we did receive a great number of wonderful posts.  The fact that the entries closed, does not mean that you are unable to visit and read, comment, and share those posts.

We respectfully ask for your support and help to share our weekly post on a Monday and throughout the week when you come to share your post via Inlinkz.  If you do not share and help #SeniSal will not be able to survive.  This is as much for you all as it’s for your hosts and we really ask for your weekly support in sharing the Monday post on your social media and add the #Senisal Banner to the post that you share and the Winner Banner when you made the TOP 10 list.

By sharing the TOP 10, I hope this will encourage you to make a conscious effort to get your post also listed in the TOP 10 MOST POPULAR LIST.  Instead of having the top 10 most popular songs, we now feature the TOP 10 MOST POPULAR POSTS.

The doors to #81 Senior Salon are OPEN
and we wish to promote your posts!

July 20, 02:00 am to July 25, 2020, 12:00 pm PST


Your #Senisal Hosts

Kim Davis Berry

Kim Davis Berry

Where will you be able to connect with Kim?
Twitter / Pinterest / InstagramYouTube / Facebook Group

Kim is Loyal, Quick-witted, Slightly irreverent, Wife, Mother of 2 (and their sweet husbands), Extreme 2nd-grade teacher, Fur mamma to 3 boy cats, Lover of all things creative like making glitter tumblers, rubber stamping, Cricut, resin art, cooking, and gardening.   I’m a fierce foodie AND…currently loving to LASER using the mother of all crafting tools… the Glowforge Laser!!!!


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Esmé is Mom of a grown daughter and son, now already married to wonderful spouses and they have 2 kids each. She is the proud Grandma to 4 grandkids, two on each side, and a pigeon pair each.  She is the wife and partner to her husband for 40+ years and still blessed to be able to be in such a loving relationship.  Her love of cooking and baking can be seen here on the blog as well as her eagerness to share and promote her fellow bloggers across all Social Media.


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CONCLUSION to #81 Senior Salon

“Self-care is not a waste of time. Self-care makes your use of time more sustainable.” – Jackie Viramontez







Yes, I’m crazy. Normal is boring for me, as I follow my hopes and not my fears.

Please do not forget to pin me, and also please spread the word! 📌

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  • Link directly to the post, not your homepage.
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  • Make tomorrow more amazing than today!
  • Just believe in yourself and dream big.
  • Do not give up on your hopes. Take care always.


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4 thoughts on “#81 Senior Salon”

  1. I think too often we associate self-care with spa days and Netflix binges, and we don’t want to feel wasteful and indulgent. But we all need white space in our calendars and time to think and breathe. It’s like the old saying about oxygen masks on airplanes–if you don’t take care of your own vital needs, you won’t be able to help anyone else.


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