Portrait of a Foot Soaker: Dana Wesolek
What an incredible journey this has been to showcase our cherished guests during Wake’s anniversary month! We have learned that self care is so much more than making time for massage. (Although that can be a big part of it if we don’t mind saying so!) It is really about honoring that sacred you-time and creating boundaries that allow you to do what makes you feel good and nourished no matter what is going on in your life. This edition we met with Dana! This busy mom of 3 really knows how to be a role model as she shares with us her self care practices. She chooses to set aside time, despite her busy schedule, for herself and to do what she loves.
What type of work do you do?
I am a full time stay at home momma of 3- 9yo, 6yo & soon to be 4yo.
What things do you do to try and maintain a work/life balance?
I really try to get to my favorite workout class at least 2 times a week. A night out with my husband or girlfriends once a month as well.
Do you have any favorite activities to help relieve stress?
Les Mils Body Combat workouts.
Who in your circle do you go to when you have a bad day? How do they make you feel better?
I find I have two groups that I lean on the most- my community group from Seacoast church and my fellow mommas from our local MOPS (mothers of preschoolers) group.
What is your guilty pleasure for me-time?
Of course, a good foot soak is my go-to but I also love a good local craft beer or cider with the girls.
Are there any spots around town that you find yourself drawn to when you need a mental break?
Wake is my number one, the gym, or a good spa for a facial or massage.
What is your idea of the ultimate self care ritual? (either something you currently practice or a fantasy)
Monthly foot soaks, with a long head, neck & shoulder massage paired with a lower leg rub down, a pint or caramel tea, music, and a cozy blanket to curl into! Aaahhhh!!
Thank you, Dana, for your continued support of Wake Foot Sanctuary and for letting our guests have a glimpse into your life. We appreciate all our guests and look forward to featuring another portrait of another guest soon. If you would like to share your favorite ways to rejuvenate leave it in the comments below!