The Self-Care Solution book by Julie Burton
Deep into work on a parenting book, Minnetonka mother of four Julie Burton realized what she really wanted to do was give moms permission to take care of themselves—and help them overcome the guilt of building “me time” into the daily juggle. The Self-Care Solution ($16.95, She Writes Press) hits bookstores this month, just in time for Mother’s Day. Burton, co-founder of Twin Cities Writing Studio, shares her five favorite ways to take care of herself in the Twin Cities.
Lake of the Isles Walk and Talk
A Saturday ritual with my best friend—no topics are off-limits!
Writing at Rustica
An almond milk cappuccino, a savory scone, and the earthy, warm vibe help me relax into my writing groove.
Taking Sydney’s class at Kula Yoga or a C2 class at Core Power Minnetonka (where I taught for four years) helps me stay grounded and intentional, and encourages me to move my body in healthy and beneficial ways.
Date Night: Excelsior
Strolling down Water Street, dining at Yumi’s Sushi Bar (with a dessert stop at Licks Unlimited), followed by the short walk down to Lake Minnetonka is my favorite “getaway” evening with my husband.
*Icons from the Noun Project: Sun & Water: Esteban Sandoval; Pen & Paper: Christopher Beach; Stones: Roberto Notarangelo; Yoga pose: Christian Mohr; Wine glasses: Hayley Parke