I’ve been opening my mind & my heart to new ways of relieving stress, anxiety, and even fear. It truly does start within.

I am finally realizing that it is not selfish to take time for myself. Honestly, I’m not sure if I ever truly understood or put into practice “self-love.” I tend to be too hard on myself, when I should be gentle & compassionate.

Today I treated myself to a lavender aromatherapy bath. It was completely calming. I could feel my energy being refreshed, re-charged, and rejuvenated. Every part of me needed this right now.

While at the store yesterday, I saw some “Relaxing Lavender Aromatherapy Mineral Bath”…a 2 for 1 deal. Okay! I’ll give it a try. I bought some, knowing that I’ve been reading and hearing others speak of the benefits recently.

Then last night I got on facebook and see this card with a caption of, “Work with lavender today for its calming properties.”


Perfect timing. I love that feeling.

I feel that the universe is aiding and helping me.

I had also been in search of some self-soothing. What I mean by this is that I have several years ahead of me of a certain circumstance (married to a man in prison with a long sentence), and I’ve needed to find a way to ease my anxiety and stress in a healthy way. And this works for me!

This aromatherapy helped to raise my vibration. I do believe that this is a practice that is going to become regular for me. 🙂

Self-care & self-acceptance, I’m finding out, are the ultimate acts of self-love.


Much Love,


NOTE: My husband and I got a divorce in October of 2019. The above post was written while we were still married.

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Author: Suzie Bosko

Born in Fremont, California and now living in Utah, Suzie M. Bosko is an author, blogger, former prison wife, survivor of narcissistic abuse, and lover of the outdoors. She also manages, a website dedicated to giving inmates a voice through the therapeutic power of writing. She believes in letting the incarcerated share their opinions, struggles, and inner thoughts as a way to kickstart their rehabilitation and growth. Please leave a comment, or you may email

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