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, 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, Rachel

Right now, self care means taking time to yourself to take inventory of what you personally need, to best function in your own life and to be a beneficial factor in the lives of others. But I haven’t always felt that way. Growing up, the idea of self care was as foreign as an undiscovered…

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, 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…

Love, Angie

My number one source of self care is yoga! Other things that come to mind are a bubble bath with a blunt, quality time with my husband & cat, lunch with a friend, or an amazing hike! But it can also look like treating yourself to coffee or your favorite meal, alone time, getting lost…

LOVE: Words & Weapons

“I’m so fat.” “I’m such a loser.” “My face is so ugly.” “My hair is the worst.” “I can’t do that because…” If I had a dime for every person who said those things and so much worse in my presence… I’ve often pontificated about the danger of weaponizing words, particularly against yourself. That if…

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, 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…