The phrase “self-care” has so saturated the world of wellness that the expression is often trivialized, misconstrued, or misunderstood. We advocate for a new appreciation and application of self-care. “Tender” versions of self-care–like receiving massages, taking a bubble bath, or enjoying a slow day–generally epitomize the common sense examples for caring for oneself. But tender self-care is only one end of the self-care continuum. “Fierce” self-care lives at the other end of the spectrum and includes actions like commitment, dedication, and active adaptation to generate a balanced and holistic approach to one’s well being. When we incorporate both ends of the self-care panoply, from fierce to tender, we enhance our ability to fortify ourselves with a self-care lifestyle.
“Self”-care is not exclusively the province of the individual. Although self-care is among the greatest elixirs in growing one’s awareness of themselves, self-care also has real world implications for our friends, families, communities, and even future generations. By modeling how we customize and weave in our self-care practice with our daily activities (words, thoughts, and actions), we provide an invitation and roadmap for others to begin taking positive action for a life well lived.
Join self-care advocates, Heath and Nicole Reed as they share their insights of how they have intentionally generated a self-care lifestyle for more than 20 years for themselves and inspired thousands of others to do the same. And be ready to share the unique and practical gemstones mined from your own self-care successes or challenges as we crowdsource the simplest, easiest and most fun ways to grow a resilient home base of self-care practices for our entire life.
Be prepared to move your body, circulate your breath, and explore new frontiers of how you might use touch as reliable ways to benevolently hijack your nervous system to experience greater amounts of positivity for longer periods of time.