Our goal is to support people, especially people of color, to care for themselves in healthy sustainable ways, in a manner that defeats fear so they can be their best selves, and functionally enact social change in the world.
Why Self Care?
We are more efficient and productive when we take care of ourselves, yet in our society we are pressured to ignore our basic human needs for the sake of others. This is especially so for those that are in the role of caring for others.
We've seen this throughout history, in which certain groups were denied any form of self care and were made to serve others without any regard for their humanity; this trauma continues in many of us today. We are overwhelmed by the expectations of others and left feeling like we are letting others down when we choose what is best for us.
It is difficult to face major life challenges, self doubt and fear if we are not properly taking care of ourselves and we will certainly struggle to assist others if we are not adequately working on our own healing.
Here we promote the idea that self-care leads to true strength and create opportunities for those that care for others to care for themselves.
We care for the people that care for people.
How Do We Care for Self?
Self Awareness: You have to be aware of your current state of mental and physical health to know how to care for yourself.
Self Reflection: You have to understand what triggers unhealthy reactions in your mind and body and understand why that occurs.
Self Planning: Once it is clear what is wreaking havoc on your health you must create a doable plan of how to address it.
Sustainable Action: You have to turn your doable plan into sustainable action, THAT YOU WILL STICK TO. Discipline is essential to self care.
Repeat: Self care is an ongoing process that needs regular maintenance and reevaluation to make sure it is serving you well at various stages in your life.
Photography provided by Alicia-Rahema Mooltrey