I understand self-care, not as something we pay money to do or as mere pampering. I understand self-care as recognizing that I am indeed holy and a dwelling place for my God, and this means that I am to care for my whole self – for my mind, my body, my soul and my heart. Self-care means attending to each piece of my being in ways that bring life to the center. If something is life-draining, it has to go. If there isn’t time to give birth to the creativity within, then something has to shift. If someone doesn’t respect my boundaries, then I have to create distance. Self-care is truly a revolutionary act. It is one that unapologetically demonstrates that I am worthy of all the love and joy and fulfillment that God has to offer.
This message is an excerpt of “The revolutionary act of self-care” by Rozella Haydée White in the May 30, 2018 issue of Café.
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