Simplify: Self-Care

As a joy expert, self-care is my jam. Let's get one thing clear, though...Consumerism is NOT self-care. Self-care has become synonymous with "treat yourself". Self-care has been commodified and sold as a luxury. I'm here to call bullshit. The most meaningful, transformative types of self-care are not for sale. The most meaningful, transformative types of self-care are practices that help you connect to ease of body/mind/spirit, establish a sense of belonging in the natural world, affirm your place within a community, and connect to a sense of hope for the future. 

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Simplify: Shame-based Expectations

It's time to stop glorifying consumerism, busyness, and exhaustion. It's time to simplify. That means reevaluating and letting go. Take a closer look at the self-imposed expectations you've been struggling to meet or exceed. How much joy do they bring to your life? How high up on your priority list are peace of mind and relaxation? Is self-care a non-negotiable? Or is it something you occasionally "fit in" to your schedule? 

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