3: Self Care is not following a script…

This one is really simple. There is very much a formula around the space of implementing self care; knowing when to self care, what works for us personally, and sometimes even needing to methodically implement it. Paradoxically however, the worse shape I am in the more I need self care, but also the less my brain... Continue Reading →

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2: Self care is not what everyone else says it is

Self care is not simply what everyone else says it is. After I got it through my thick skull that self was not going to force me into a beauty salon, we started looking for other things. One of my psychologists kept telling me to join a bookclub. Again, it did nothing but make me upset... Continue Reading →

1: Self Care is not the same as Pampering.

  Self care can include pampering, but many people (like me) who did not grow up with any kind of care, (self or any other kind), it is easy to confuse the words "self care" with "pampering". Well into my painful and confusing journey towards self care I confused these two things almost all the... Continue Reading →

What Self-care is NOT..

It is not pampering... It is not what everyone else says it is... It is not following a script... It took me a VERY long time to learn this. When I completely fell apart my psychologists would try and help me to regroup and find some safe space. But I had never know safety and... Continue Reading →

3 Blockages to Self-Care if you were abused…

Self care sounds like the most simple thing on earth. And if you were raised in a way that encouraged that (usually without the words "self-care") then it probably is easy. But for many of us it is the hardest thing in the world. Chidhood abuse of any kind robs us of many basic skills, and... Continue Reading →

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