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Refill Your Cup with Self-Care

Genuine, sustained self-care is an art.
Self-care Tag

Elements of Self-Care

Posted by Michele Crawford - Health

There are many different elements, or facets to self-care. When I think of self-care, I immediately think of taking care of myself physically. I know for me personally, part of practicing self-care is eating right and getting some physical activity every day. I appreciate Kristin Souers' model of what she calls the "Top Four Components of Self-Care" which include health, love, c...

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Time for Myself

Is Caring for Oneself Self-Indulgent?

Posted by Michele Crawford - Health

One of my favorite quotes about self-care comes from poet laureate Audre Lorde – "Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation." Personally, I was raised with the belief that putting oneself first was considered being selfish. As an adult, I realize how this deep seated belief has shaped my relationship with self-c...

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Feet with Heart

What is Self-Care and Why is it so Important?

Posted by Michele Crawford - Health

What do you think of when you hear the words self-care? These words may invoke images of a beach vacation, getting a massage, or taking time to indulge in curling up with your favorite book. These are all indeed ways we might take a little time for ourselves to recharge our battery so to speak. Self-care however, is not exclusive of pampering oneself. In fact , s...

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Welcome!

Posted by Michele Crawford - Health

Welcome to the Refill Your Cup with Self-Care blog! I'm Michele Crawford, and I'm a Community Health Educator with Cook County Extension. Over the past few years I've become increasingly interested in and more aware of the importance of the practice of self-care. In my role as health educator I often work with caregivers: teachers, health care professio...

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