Self Care


You Don’t Always Have to Do Self-Care All by Yourself. These Nutritionists Want to Help. January 22, 2021 (by Anagha Srikanth – The Hill)
KIND has developed a platform to match registered dietitians with individuals for a complimentary 15-minute session

The Radical History of Self-Care January 14, 2021 (by Lenora E. Houseworth – Teen Vogue)
“The fullness of the Black Panther Party’s legacy […] can be seen everywhere in the wellness space.”

Doctors Worry Women Aren’t Getting the Health Care They Need During Pandemic December 4, 2020 (by Sandee LaMotte – CNN)
A survey of OB-GYNs has found they are concerned that women may not be getting the health care and preventative checkups they need due to the pandemic.

Self-care Can Help to Ease the Strain on Our Health Systems. Here’s How December 3, 2020 (by Daniella Foster and Alice Allan – World Economic Forum)
Self-care is not a replacement for health systems – but it is a way to support those systems as we rebuild them post-COVID-19.

Practicing Self-Care in Uncertain Times November 4, 2020 (by Jessica Grose – New York Times)
Sleep won’t fix what’s broken in the world, but it will prepare you for what lies ahead.

Let’s Just Lie on the Floor and Scream Together October 31, 2020 (by Jess Zimmerman – Slate)
It never hurts to look after yourself physically, emotionally, and (whatever this means for you) spiritually. But I don’t think we’re giving enough consideration to another significant factor, which is that NO! NO! I DON’T WANNA!

Here’s How COVID-19 May Impact Your Mental Health October 29, 2020 (by Ashley Mateo – Women’s Health)
The longer the coronavirus pandemic lasts, the higher the psychological toll could be. The good news? There are ways to cope.

It’s Time to Make Your Plan to Vote: Bring Your PPE and Patience October 15, 2020 (by Allison Aubrey and Clare Lombardo – NPR)
By the time you read this, it’ll be mid-October — maybe even late October. It’s firmly fall. Leaves are coming down. You know what that means: It’s time to vote. Things are a little different this year.

Wash Your Hands: Why This Year’s Global Handwashing Day is More Important Now Than Ever October 15, 2020 (by Kristen Rogers – CNN)
Observing Global Handwashing Day has never been more important than during a pandemic that could be stemmed, in part, by everyone taking hand hygiene seriously.

You Can Vote Safely in Person Despite Coronavirus. Here’s How. October 10, 2020 (by Scott Medintz – Consumer Reports)
Although voting by mail or putting your ballot in a drop box remains the surest way to minimize exposure to COVID-19 while exercising your right as a citizen, many will choose to vote in person—either during the early voting period or on Election Day itself, Nov. 3.

Yoga With Adriene Is More Than Everyone’s Soothing Wellness Friend September 19, 2020 (by Julianne Escobedo Shepherd – Jezebel)
Adriene Mishler is one of the most popular yoga instructors on YouTube, and over the last six months alone, her videos as Yoga With Adriene have been cited by outlets as disparate as the New Yorker, Paper, and USA Today as having been crucial exercise during pandemic self-isolation.

Protests and Resilient Self-Care August 29, 2020 (by Alex Stitt – Psychology Today)
How therapists can aid activists and why it matters.

The Worst Answer to Climate Anxiety: Wellness July 29, 2020 (by Eleanor Cummins – The New Republic)
Americans have become adept at prioritizing self-care over solidarity.

Long-Term Activists Say Self Care Is Essential July 27, 2020 (by Celia Clarke – WSKG)
As anti-racist protests continue around the nation, long term activists find it’s taking a toll on their health.

It’s Time for Radical Self-Care June 24, 2020 (by Stephanie A. Sarkis Ph.D. – Psychology Today)
Practicing self-care matters now more than ever.

How to Stay as Safe as Possible While You Protest June 2, 2020 (by Sarah Jacoby – Self)
Protect yourself while fighting for justice.

How Parents of Kids With Disabilities Can Practice Self-Care During COVID-19 June 2, 2020 (by Amy Nielsen – Yahoo!Life)
Rethinking how we keep our emotional health in check is crucial not only to our well-being but also to our children’s. They need us now more than ever because their world has been disrupted, too.

I Started Adding Self-Care Items to My To-Do List, and It Changed My Life May 11, 2020 (by Elizabeth Ayoola – Pop Sugar)
I realized I was doing my to-do list all wrong. Why? Because self-care was never anywhere on the list when it should actually take priority over every other task.

18 Women of Color on What “Self-Care” Looks Like in the Age of Isolation April 30, 2020 (by Sydney Gore – Byrdie)
The concept of self-care is changing, especially in the age of isolation. We asked 18 inspiring women of color what it means to them.

Self-Care Is Essential April 28, 2020 (by Allure Editors – Allure)
A project on the power of caring for yourself.

Self-Care for Entrepreneurs During an Economic Crisis: Go Harder or Pause and Reflect? April 28, 2020 (by Rachaell Davis – Essence)
The HoneyPot founder Beatrice Dixon and Sweeten CEO Jean Brownhill offer advice for entrepreneurs struggling to determine what’s best.

Grocery Shopping Used to Be My Self-Care—Now It’s Overwhelming April 27, 2020 (by Colleen Stinchcombe – SELF)
I used to try to love my community in public spheres like the grocery store. Now I’m trying to remember that limiting my trips to public places like the grocery store is an act of love for other essential employees on the front lines.

Sleep, Sunlight and Self-care: A Psychiatrist’s Advice for Pandemic Mental Health April 22, 2020 (by Dr. Sue Varma and Amna Nawaz – PBS)
With the dramatic and abrupt life changes the outbreak has caused, what can we do to prioritize our mental health? Dr. Sue Varma, clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at New York University, joins Amna Nawaz to answer questions about sleep, anxiety, talking to kids and more.

How to Communicate Your Self-Care Needs to Your Partner April 22, 2020 (by Jackie Coleman – Harvard Business Review)
Practical suggestions for a productive conversation.

Getting Good Sleep in Bad Times April 21, 2020 (by Bryan E. Robinson Ph.D. – Psychology Today)
Experts share the ticket to the land of nod in a pandemic.

Protecting Your Mind During COVID-19 April 13, 2020 (by Dr. Aditi Nerurkar – Thrive Global)
When we exercise and challenge our minds, we boost our creativity, immunity, and well-being.

The Truth About Self-Care: How Isolation Has Changed the Way I Look After Myself April 8, 2020 (by Eleanor Morgan – The Guardian)
Enforced solitude has been a wake-up call. I have invested time in cooking, rummaging around in nature and connecting with other people.

Work. Kids. A Global Pandemic. Six Tips from Experts on How to Handle It All April 7, 2020 (by Kathryn Vasel – CNN)
Many workers have taken on new roles recently: remote worker, caregiver and teacher. Here’s how to best handle all the demands.

Managing Stress and Anxiety April 2020 (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Ways to cope with stress during the pandemic

Community Care: An Indigenous Response to Coronavirus March 30, 2020 (by Jade Beegay – Yes! Magazine)
We are only as strong as the most vulnerable person in our community, so now, more than ever, it is imperative for us to decolonize from individualism and reconnect with ways of community care.

Rethinking Our Self-Care During the Pandemic March 31, 2020 (by Shelly Tygielski – Mindful)
Shelly Tygielski, who has connected 10,000 families (and counting) to support each other during the pandemic, explains why intentional care for yourself is also needed, now more than ever.

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