I AM… Jodi

Jodi might be the happiest person I know. I don’t mean happy in that over-the-top way that makes you question a person’s sanity. I mean that she is a genuinely happy human who makes you feel like you are blessing her with your presence (even though it’s seriously the other way around). I first met…

Love, Amelia

SELF CARE is such a big idea… I think of what we all so desperately need but so often do not provide ourselves. Self-care is such an easy term to throw around but it’s not easy to truly engage in it. It’s not social media images of spas and pools with flower petals and long-legged…

Love, Drew

When I think of self care, so much comes to mind. I initially think of health, because that notion has been ingrained in our psyche since we were kids. Despite that constant reminder that we should eat right and exercise, many of us just don’t. Outside of that, I think of self care in terms…

LOVE: Live Strong & Flourish

I use to cringe anytime I heard the words “self-care.” I thought it was merely an attempt to justify lazy or self-indulgent behavior. Of course, that was when I was much less aware of what my body actually requires to function at its optimum levels. I have since come to understand, through life experience and…

Love, Jade

When I think of self care, I think of responsibility. Nobody is going to take care of you but you. They don’t have to – and even if they did – they are not you and don’t know what you truly need to be fulfilled. It is honestly listening to what your needs are and…

Love, Scott

To me, Self Care means to put self first…but not in a selfish or narcissistic way. A person who practices self care has just prioritized their own physical, mental, and spiritual health. I didn’t realize the importance or even really understand the idea of self care until I hit my late 30’s/early 40’s. I always…

LOVE: A Health Story

The term self-care is very important to me.  The truth is that no one can achieve their highest level of well-being, if they don’t have their sh*t together.  Meaning, you have to take care of YOU first, before you do anything else.  Self-care can be done in a number of different ways.  I think what…

Love, Jeremy

While I’m definitely more engaged in self care than most of my friends (men and women), I do admit that the phrase itself doesn’t sound like something that applies to me or men in general. I learned a lot coming up as a dude in our culture, even on the left coast. We’re (stereo-typically) supposed…

Love, Christopher

When I think of self care, the first thing that comes to mind is “looking out for #1.” At some point in our lives, most of us have a moment when we have to realize we can’t always look to others to take of us. You have to fend for yourself and take care of…

Love, Dye Anne

Self-care for me comes for me in daily habits, inside and out. Inside, I make a habit of nurturing my body with proper minerals and vitamins, eating organic as much as possible and balancing my intake of sugar, caffeine and alcohol. Spiritually, I make a habit of meditating, chanting, journaling and praying. Outside, I love…