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Self-care has become quite the buzz-worthy concept within recent years.

 

According to Google, self-care became a popular term in 2016, possibly in response to a rise in political discord and societal tensions. For some, the sudden desire to take care of one’s own needs was a new phenomenon and for some this represented a renewed interest. Not surprisingly, strategies for self-care have become even more sought after during the 2020-2021 year.

 

So, what is self-care? A bubble bath and a relaxing cup of tea? A soft blanket and a foot massager? A glass and a half of wine? Such easy and minimally enjoyable activities have recently become folded into the definition and have unfortunately masqueraded as good self-care. However, remembering that pop culture rarely does a meaningful and value-driven concept justice, we would do well to take a step back before we can delve more deeply and intentionally into this idea of accurately caring for and meeting our own needs.

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