At the Core of it ALL

As a photojournalist, I find it easiest to visually communicate. The very idea of Self-Care brought up a lot of different thoughts & images to illustrate this very personal and essential journey. "Self-care and healing and attention to the body and the spiritual dimension—all of this is now a part of radical social justice struggles." (Angela & Fania Davis in an interview with YES! Magazine).  It's extraordinary that this be "radical" work - but, for us Women, it often is. By taking time for self-care we are healing ourselves, our families, our communities, and beyond.

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 Being truly present, truly mindful, truly unplugged, in this very moment is essential to any form of self-care.

Being truly present, truly mindful, truly unplugged, in this very moment is essential to any form of self-care.

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Connect with SOURCE! Time spent in Nature is always a guarantee to make the connection! It's about remembering - "We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience." Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

 Water is always guaranteed to be healing. Whether it's the ocean, the river,  the lake or the bath tube. Take time to enjoy your surroundings. Add some bubbles, some essential oils, some music & daylight or candlelight.

Water is always guaranteed to be healing. Whether it's the ocean, the river,  the lake or the bath tube. Take time to enjoy your surroundings. Add some bubbles, some essential oils, some music & daylight or candlelight.

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Find J-O-Y in your soul, in the things you love. In the people you love. In the time you have to explore your soul's purpose!

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Reach out to someone who can assist you on your healing path. Make time for that massage, or for any form of healing session!

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Make some Music! Listen to some Music! Music always has magical healing properties, gratefully and the ability to transform.

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Surround yourself with beauty. Don't wait to receive that bouquet from someone else. It's most powerful when you give it to yourself. Floating flowers in water, is like creating an "offering" ...

 Cooking & eating something wonderfully delicious & nourishing is a wonderful form of self-care. Eating things that are grown locally and seasonally also puts us in harmony with the Planet. As it is soon to be Spring - I had to share this bowl of magnificent fiddle-heads!

Cooking & eating something wonderfully delicious & nourishing is a wonderful form of self-care. Eating things that are grown locally and seasonally also puts us in harmony with the Planet. As it is soon to be Spring - I had to share this bowl of magnificent fiddle-heads!

I am grateful for this opportunity to share some thoughts & images that reflect Self-Care.  I am renewing my personal commitment to be ever-mindful. I am also committed to inspire others. When what we know is essential - when self-care becomes "normal" for all people - especially Women - we will have  created the truly Radical and empowering Future that we seek!