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19: Nurturing Superwoman: Empowering Us to Focus on Self-Care

This episode is for all you superwomen. You know who I am talking to. All women. That’s right, it’s for every woman out there who is busy caretaking, working, and making this world a better place.

In this episode, I want to talk about a topic that has a lot of traction lately and is a common social media buzzword, and this self-care. I discussed self-care in Episode 6 of this podcast from the perspective of being gentle with yourself. Now, I want to dive a bit deeper into what self-care truly is and isn’t, and how to carve out some time and give yourself permission to take care of yourself.

As you’ll hear, real self-care involves consistent practices and habits that support our overall health and happiness. We absolutely need to recognize the importance of self-care and understand that self-care is not selfish, it’s essential for your overall well-being.

Remember, real self-care is a continuous and ongoing process that requires self-awareness, self-compassion and the willingness to make choices that support your well-being.

I hope this episode sheds some light on what self-care really is all about, and gives you practical action steps, tips and reframes that you can begin using in your own life daily.

What I Cover In This Episode:

  • How self-care isn’t selfish, it is a necessity [2:46]

  • The difference between attachment and authenticity [4:56]

  • Some of the common excuses that we tell ourselves as women to not engage in self-care activities [5:37]

  • Why it’s important to realize that feelings of resentment are actually feelings of envy [6:14]

  • What exactly self-care is, and isn’t, and why women need to be embracing it [7:20]

  • The 7 elements for real self-care [10:11]

  • How to ask yourself what you need for self-care [13:37]

  • Introducing the self-care wheel to identify what you like and self-care activities that will fit you [17:22]

  • Specific strategies to help you grant yourself the permission to self-care [18:39]

Links & Resources:

HuffPost Article, What To Do When You Don’t Have Time To Do Anything

Self-Care Wheel

David’s Refuge

Camp Loon Wellness Retreats

Episodes 1, 6 & 10 of The Authentic & Brave Podcast

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