The February Report

We are OVERWHELMED by the amount of love and gratitude that poured in from all over the world, as a result of the Habibi LOVE PROJECT! Thank you ever so much to each and every person who participated. We honor your courage and are humbled by your choice to share your stories with us and…

LOVE around the World (Brazil)

*This letter was shared with permission of the author. He has given us permission to release his name and general location.* “I wish more people would talk about the truth with the whole self love movement. It’s hard and everyone can’t just walk away from their lives to take care of themselves. People have families…

Love around the World (Canada)

*This letter was published with permission from the author. He has also given us permission to release his name and general location* “Nice to see the men’s perspective on self care. I think that women have had a much better handle on it for so long, that everyone forgets that we men are not machines….

LOVE around the World (Los Angeles)

*This letter was published with permission of the author. The author has not given us permission to publish her/his name.* “How good to see something real coming out of this city! Some of the stories were from people that I actually know… all I could think of was how everyone who’s not from Southern California…

Love, Briana

Honestly, I think that ‘self care’ has been watered down and commercialized in a weird way. A nice caption for Instagram posts, if you will. But I think its way more expansive and uncomfortable than what my previous conception held. So sure, self care is getting your nails painted or taking a bubble bath–but its…

LOVE around the World (England)

*This letter was published with permission of the author. She has given us permission to publish her name.* “I am Kelly! Not literally but I really get what she was saying. Her story really stuck with me because I know what it feels like to not know any better. If no one has ever taught…

LOVE around the World (Slovenia)

*This letter was published with permission from the author. The author has not given us permission to publish her/his name.* “Hello, I love these stories and ideas about how to take care of yourself and not be selfish about it. I feel like so many people want you to buy something to make yourself happy….

Love, Brynn

When someone mentions ‘self care’ I think of ‘me time.’ I think of the time one spends (or should spend) doing things that enhance their well-being. Although we should all be taking the time to do the things we love or the things that make us feel good, I also think of self care as…

Love, Cris

What is self care exactly? Does watching TV count? Is it as basic as taking a shower? Managing a nap? Honestly, the idea of ‘self care’ makes me feel like it’s okay for me to be selfish with my time, to do whatever I feel like calling self care at the moment (Even if it’s…

Love, Jen

Self care has gotten so… kitsch. Most of the time when you’re looking up something related to self care, it’s connected to some company that’s trying to sell you something. Or its a person behind a company who’s not just trying to sell you something that is in reality SO VERY PERSONAL, they’ve marketed the…

LOVE: Sit in the Feeling

What happens when you miscalculate a move? What happens when you make that miscalculation publicly? What happens when you miscalculate on a platform that is open to critical response? What happens when said response puts you on the defensive, and triggers the urge to explain yourself… or worse, attack the respondents? How much courage will…

Love, Jordan

Once upon a time,  the mere mention of ‘self care’ would make me cringe. I’d feel like: “What is this person even talking about… this new-age feel good whatever the hell spiritual/emotional/mental… what does it even mean? Today, I see that the truth was that I didn’t care enough about myself to practice self-care, so…