Cindie Hubiak, co-founder of Solutions for Intimacy and author of A Woman’s Guide to Thriving after Prostate Cancer, was featured on Sonoran Living on ABC 15, Phoenix. She provided moms with tips on how they can make themselves a priority – and explained why that’s so important.

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By Cindie Hubiak

We’ve all been there. Continually saying “yes” to requests we know we don’t have time for or putting our desires on hold to help others pursue theirs. We over commit ourselves and give up what we enjoy to make others happy.

Too often, women place the needs of loved ones above their own, disrupting an essential life balance. While it may be necessary to temporarily set aside your own needs during one of life’s many challenges, it shouldn’t become the norm. In order to live a thriving life, you must take the time and care to explore your passions and satisfy your own needs.

Taking time to make yourself a priority often enables you to become a stronger support as a mom, wife, partner and friend. You will feel more connected, confident, inspired and joyful. Here are five tips to help you get started:

  • Schedule time for yourself – Set aside time each week or month that is just for you. Be sure your family honors this time and understands you are unavailable. This is your time to do as you wish. Explore a new hobby or simply catch up on some much-needed R&R.
  • Get physical – Whether it’s dancing in the privacy of your room, yoga, jogging or hiking, find an activity that you enjoy and makes you feel good. Physicality increases confidence and improves overall health.
  • Ask so you can receive – Often we try to do it all. Learn to ask for assistance when needed and then graciously receive it! This will help you ease stresses and free up more time in your schedule.
  • Journal – Journaling can help you connect with your inner voice and quiet your mind. It also provides helpful answers and assists in the process of self discovery.
  • Find something you’re passionate about - Many of us spend a lifetime revolved around caring for others. It’s time to focus on you and get inspired. Create a list of projects you’d like to explore. Use your scheduled time to experiment and purse these new opportunities.

 

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Solutions for Intimacy Co-Founder Cindie Hubiak was invited to present to National Bank of Arizona’s Women’s Financial Group. At “Wine, Art & the Keys to Living a Thriving Life” on April 25, Cindie helped attendees understand what it means to live a thriving life, and how to accomplish it. She says three keys to living a thriving life include:

  • Ending fear with knowledge
  • Staying in the present moment
  • Grieve and lean into the pain

If you’re interested in hosting Cindie as a speaker, email info@solutionsforintimacy.com with details about the event.

National Bank of Arizona Women & Wealth Series

Cindie Hubiak (left), Artist Bertica Garcia Dubus

Cindie Hubiak

Cindie Hubiak

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Us TOO International Prostate Cancer Education & Support Network, one of the country’s largest and most-respected prostate cancer support groups, hosted Solutions for Intimacy Co-Founders Steve Frohman and Cindie Hubiak at an Arizona chapter meeting on April 24. The couple shared their personal experience with prostate cancer – both pitfalls and triumphs – and provided tips on how attendees could improve their relationships and revive intimacy.

If you’re interested in hosting Steve and Cindie as speakers, email info@solutionsforintimacy.com with details about the event.

Us TOO Chapter Event

(From left to right) Jim Kiefert, Immediate Past Chair on Us TOO Board of Directors; Cindie Hubiak; Ed Kaps, Co-Founder of Us TOO

 

Us TOO Chapter Event

(From left to right) Tom Kirk, Us TOO President/CEO; Terri Likowski, Us TOO Chapter Services Program Manager; Cindie Hubiak, Steve Frohman

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