Why Is Self-Care Hard for Trauma Survivors

Why Is Self-Care Hard for Trauma Survivors

Self-care is a vital part of maintaining both our physical and mental health. It’s about consciously doing things that promote well-being and reduce stress. It’s quite literally saving my life amidst my most recent bout of severe burnout. But, for trauma survivors, extenuating circumstances can make self-care hard. What Is Trauma? Before considering just what…

The Importance of Self-Care for Productivity

The Importance of Self-Care for Productivity

When living with chronic illness, productivity can feel constantly out of reach. The symptoms of your conditions create barriers to getting things done and meeting obligations. It’s easy to think you simply aren’t trying hard enough. But the truth is, you can’t just push through illness through sheer willpower alone. What you need is balance…

Cultivating Self-Compassion With Chronic Illness

Cultivating Self-Compassion With Chronic Illness

Living with chronic conditions can present a myriad of challenges, often leaving individuals feeling frustrated, discouraged, and isolated. Cultivating self-compassion with chronic illness becomes an essential practice for those navigating this complex journey. Understanding Self-Compassion with Chronic Illness: Self-compassion involves extending kindness, understanding, and acceptance towards oneself in moments of pain, struggle, or perceived inadequacy….