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.
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
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!
Reach out to someone who can assist you on your healing path. Make time for that massage, or for any form of healing session!
Make some Music! Listen to some Music! Music always has magical healing properties, gratefully and the ability to transform.
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" ...
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!