From paleo to pilates, we are surrounded by an endless array of self-care tools. With the suggestions constantly pouring in from the media, health care providers, and loved ones, it can be hard to determine which ones are the most helpful to us.
Dr. Carrie Demers tells us to take a step back when we’re faced with this dilemma. The essence of self-care lies not so much in what we do as much as in how we do it. As we attempt to quit a harmful habit, we must know how to forgive ourselves for our lapses. As we adopt a new exercise routine, we must be in touch with our own capacity and limitations. Learn how relating to ourselves with compassion and self-awareness forms the groundwork for truly nourishing, sustainable self-care.