If the conditions of our lives are metaphorically (or not so metaphorically) suffocating us, we are significantly less useful to those we wish to care for. This is a fairly straightforward conclusion that has a huge impact on our overall wellbeing, so it is amazing that self-care is starting to become a buzzword outside of the circles of spiritual seekers and health enthusiasts.
However, the conversation usually ends here. Take care of yourself if you want to care for others, period. What is usually not addressed is WHY, despite knowledge/training/best intentions, many of us (myself included!) still find it hard to care for ourselves.Read More