Any practice that contributes to one’s physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual health with the intentions of maintaining and restoring health, replenishing energy, nourishing the soul, or managing stress is a form of self-care. Led by the work of Black feminist scholars, self-care has a history within feminist and queer communities as a revolutionary act in response to trauma. Within a clinical framework, self-care is viewed as those individual acts we can perform to prevent and manage illness, in partnership with healthcare professionals.


How to Practice Emotional First Aid | Guy Winch

We’ll go to the doctor when we feel flu-ish or a nagging pain. So why don’t we see a health professional when we feel emotional pain: guilt, loss, loneliness? Too many of us deal with common psychological-health issues on our own, says Guy Winch. But we don’t have to.

Thriving as an Empath: 365 Days of Self-Care for Sensitive People

Empaths have so much to offer as healers, creatives, friends, lovers, and innovators at work. Yet highly sensitive and empathic people often give too much at the expense of their own well-being―and end up absorbing the stress of others.

By Now, Burnout Is a Given

The pandemic has stripped our emotional reserves even further, laying bare our unique physical, social, and emotional vulnerabilities.

Only through our connectedness to others can we really know and enhance the self. And only through working on the self can we begin to enhance our connectedness to others.


Oprah Winfrey: Take Care of Yourself

Oprah Winfrey talks about the importance of taking care of yourself. She spoke at Stanford Graduate School of Business'

Self-Care for Grief: 100 Practices for Healing During Times of Loss

When faced with loss or trauma, the grief can oftentimes feel overwhelming. It can feel difficult, if not impossible, to focus your attention elsewhere. And yet, during hard times is the perfect time to look inwards for support and practice self-care.

Is it Self-Care, or is it Capitalism?

So many of the little rituals I have each day - like my makeup or skincare routine - do help soothe and/or rejuvenate me. For me, any type of solo practiced routine is good. But I’ve learned that self-care does not, and cannot, sustain me. And I believe that this may be the case for many of you.

We cannot make another person change his or her steps to an old dance, but if we change our own steps, the dance no longer can continue in the same predictable pattern.


A Self-Care Action Plan

Self-care can seem like a daunting task when you've already got a lot on your plate, so let's take a little time to reflect on what works best for you, and make an action plan.

The Art of Extreme Self-Care: 12 Practical and Inspiring Ways to Love Yourself More

Beloved author and teacher Cheryl Richardson updates her classic, New York Times best-selling self-care manual, giving you the permission and practical tools you need to dramatically upgrade your life.


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The information offered here is not a substitute for professional advice. Please proceed with care and caution.