Today I expose the overrated and overlooked parts of self care. You must understand this subtle difference or it can be dangerous. It could be the difference between Health Care and Disease Care…

Not all “Self Care” is the same or healthful.

Kim McMillen reminds us that “When I loved myself enough I started treating myself to a massage at least once a week.”

Although massages are great for caring for yourself, so are manicures and pedicures, eating and exercise. However…

This is the subtle, yet SUBSTANTIAL difference…

It’s not about “treating yourself TO…”

It’s about “treating yourself WITH…”

It’s about treating yourself WITH C.A.R.E.


Aristotle reminds us that “Excellence is not an act, but a habit.”

It’s when you begin to make caring for yourself a daily habit. An act of love and care. Treating yourself with the highest attention, respect, and excellence, that my dear is the whole truth about SELF CARE.

This creates health. EASE. Not DIS-EASE.

((This is based on the profound little book, When I Loved Myself Enough by Kim McMillen and Alison McMillen-Givnish. You can order a copy HERE.)

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What can you do today to treat yourself with CARE?

Do that. Today.

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