20: Self Care=Crushing the Patriarchy

Caring for yourself is not self-indulgent, it’s essential to your well-being. Regardless of what you’re told by the patriarchy, self-care is a way of life, not a product you can buy.

SHOW NOTES

This episode of Crina and Kirsten Get to Work is about self-care, which is a timely topic as we enter into the holidays. It is a busy time of year – and most of us have busy lives without the additional stresses posed by the holidays. Our gals discuss self care as personal actualization – and taking back your body and your time and your pleasure and your feelings from those demands created by our “role” as women.

“Caring for myself is not self- indulgence. It is self preservation, and this is an act of political warfare.” by poet and writer Audre Lord

Crina and Kirsten talk about self-care from the Audre Lorde perspective. Not as a massage or a bottle of fancy bath bubbles, but as actions that put our needs before those of others to create practices that are restorative. Crina and Kirsten discuss their own restorative practices and how to create those so that you can bring your best self to all things, including your work.

LINKS

http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/culturebox/2017/04/the_history_of_self_care.html

https://www.thathummingbirdlife.com/blog/the-problem-with-self-care

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