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The Radical nature of Self-Care.

S elf-care means something entirely new to me now.

It asks me to look at my state of being and question what I need to do to enable myself to live the kind of life I most want in this world.

Am I taking care of myself physically? No product is a replacement for keeping my body well-nourished, well-rested, hydrated, and active.

Am I taking care of myself emotionally? I need time off to decompress and get introspective far more than I need expensive loungewear to do it in.

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Unnecessary spending in the name of “self-care.”

Capitalism briefly convinced us, and many others, that the best way to take care of myself was to spend indulgently and snatch up any luxury that caught our eye.

  • The truth is, at that stage in my life, the self-care I actually ne...

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Avoiding responsibilities in the name of “self-care.”

Self-care culture encourages us to “set boundaries” that more often than not take the shape of flat-out neglect whether that’s of our personal relationships or of our duties to ourselves and others.

The lie here is that neglecting responsibility does...

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The comodification of self care.

The comodification of self care.

A lot of self-care rhetoric has gotten mixed into the rise of “treat yo self” mentalities.

This is unsurprising, as capitalism likes us all best when we’re spending money. Our economic system is supremely skilled at neutralizing threats by turning them into commodities...

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Being an INFJ... " Every soul has to taste death' one day, so be kind to everyone, even when he's your enemy "

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