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When Did Self-Help Become Self-Care?

nytimes.com

Wellness

Wellness has been popularly understood as an extension of self-help, a category that is all about personal optimization and productivity.

More recently, wellness has been marketed as self-care. It is softer and more forgiving.

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Self-care is characterized as a market for purchasable experiences like massages, manicures, and "me time."

The origins are in secular rituals meant to calm the nervous system. It is focused on doing anything that might make someone feel good.

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Self-help is far removed from self-care. Self-help is about fixing something while self-care thinks you're already great.

The trendy self-help is linked with business management and entrepreneurialism. Self-help seeks to categorize and instruct.

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Much of the wellness content is gestural - establishing boundaries, going to the doctor, doing less.

There is an overlapping section between self-help and self-care that could be categorized as "spiritual self-help." Spiritual self-help wants to fix less often and focuses on understanding ...

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The authorities of a self-help wellness sell a specific program to live by and include exercise alphas as well as diet gurus.

Other wellness entrepreneurs serve the kinds of people who want spirituality and connection, and self-awareness along with physical care.

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Many newer wellness products are direct-to-consumer and include custom vitamins from subscription services, as well as curated boxes filled with candles and jade rollers.

While self-help-styled wellness involves orthodox top-down, rules-based wellness, newer self-care wellness is an ea...

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While self-help wellness products came from the health-food store with practical or medicinal packaging, self-care wellness products often look like a new kind of high-end beauty product.

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