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What is Holistic Self-Care and Why Do You Need It?

health self-care wellness May 13, 2019

What is Self-Care?

Self-care is the practice of taking action to preserve and improve your own health. Creating an effective self-care practice involves taking an active role in protecting your own well-being and happiness, particularly during periods of stress.

Wait... Isn't That Selfish?

Nope! Self-care isn't selfish at all. In fact, self-care comes first.

Keep reading to learn how you can incorporate self-care into your daily routine.


What is Holistic Self-Care?

"Holistic" gets a bad reputation for being mystical or mysterious. Really, it's just an all-encompassing approach for viewing health and wellness. Holistic health is based on the understanding that each area of our life is connected to each other.

Holistic self-care includes adding value to each area of your life:

  • Emotional
  • Intellectual
  • Physical
  • Social
  • Spiritual

How to Practice Holistic Self-Care

Consistently adding value to each area of your life is not only the foundation of a healthy, holistic self-care...

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Why Self-Care Comes First

health self-care wellness Apr 29, 2019

You've seen the hashtag "self-care comes first" (#selfcarecomesfirst), but is that really true?

The answer is yes, self-care comes first. Always.

As a mental health blogger, self-care advocate, and life coach for women, of course, I'm biased. However, there are three undeniable reasons why self-care is the best care, and why self-care comes first.


You can't pour from an empty cup.

Have you ever tried squeezing that last little bit of coffee out of the pot, hoping that more will magically appear? 

Has that ever worked?

The truth is that you can't give what you don't have. If you want a nice, piping hot cup of coffee, you've got to put something in the pot first.

The same goes from the results in your life. If you want to be a kind, loving, and generous person, you first have to be kind, loving, and generous with yourself.

Giving and giving and without giving to yourself first will only result in you feeling tired, overwhelmed, stressed out, and utterly...

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