5 Popular Lies About Self-Care

As a Spiritual Director I both love and hate the rampant popularization of the term and concept of Self-Care.  We all need more in our lives.  We run ourselves into the ground and wonder why we can’t keep it together or cope.  There are some major lies associated with this faddy understanding of self-care that could keep us from feeling rejuvenated or having that self-care really penetrate our lives at all.  

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Keep Your Anger

I’m shutting down inside and becoming more and more compliant to the ‘hush’ that the bombardment and overwhelm demands.  I feel myself getting mushy, soft edges, that don’t demand goodness and love.

Dear friends, keep your anger.  Keep it close.  Don’t let it fade.

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Whole-Person Holidays

We love these people, we want them to know it.  I don’t think anyone ever feels as though they’ve had enough time with their loved ones when they’re on their deathbed.  I know we could all work on being a little more present to the loved ones we have while we’re here.

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Growing Empathy

Have you ever been in conversation where someone is telling you about a deep experience of life, and you realize that you’re not ‘tracking’ as deeply as you were or your mind starts scrolling?

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Transformation: the what

The google dictionary definition is: “ a thorough or dramatic change in form or appearance. “Its landscape has undergone a radical transformation;” synonyms: change, alteration, mutation, conversion, metamorphosis, transfiguration, transmutation, sea change; a metamorphosis during the life cycle of an animal; in physics, the induced or spontaneous change of one element into another by a nuclear process.”

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