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WisdomWednesday 06
Tip: Self-Care is not Selfish

At this very moment, I'm sitting at the beautiful and serene Miraval Resort in Tuscon, Arizona, finishing up a women's retreat, where I'm teaching the tools on how to deepen self-compassion.

For these women, being here is the ultimate example of self-care; dedicating themselves to honor their needs. It's time out of their day-to-day grind of daily life, choosing to honor their mental and emotional health by slowing down, breathing, practicing mindfulness, meditation, relaxing by the pool, getting spa treatments and connecting with others. This is actually all necessary for growth and I would argue, happiness. They have made this choice to put all of this ahead of their responsibilities at home, whether it's their kids, their job, their partners, or any other responsibilities. It's a dedication to self-care.

It is not selfish to take care of yourself. It is necessary. If you don't take care of you, who will?

And more importantly, if you're not grounded, and rather are stuck feeling stressed and anxious, how can you best show up to take care of others? And what would this role model to the important people in your life?

Like the old cliche when on a case of emergency, put the oxygen mask on yourself before helping the people around you. If you're not able to breathe, how can you be there for the people you love?

You don't need to wait for an emergency to make sure your basic (and even higher!) needs are met.

So schedule the trip, get the massage, linger over a daytime lunch out; do things that make you feel refreshed, renewed and replenished. Even if it's indulgent! You deserve it!

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Joree Rose, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, #93545 and founder of the Bay Area Mindfulness and Therapy Center, in Northern California. She is the creator of the JOURNEY FORWARD WITH JOREE ROSE podcast, offers online courses in mindfulness and meditation, and leads retreats around the world. She also has two mindfulness books for kids published, speaks locally and nationally, as well as does corporate trainings in mindfulness. At the root of all her work, Joree guides her clients to JOURNEY FORWARD,  which means getting unstuck from what’s not working in your life (habits, patterns, outdated stories you are living by, relationships or jobs that are no longer serving you) and gaining the tools, shifting your mindset and integrating science-backed frameworks that will lead to lasting change towards your authentic happiness, peace and joy. A big piece of my work is my story –I have Journeyed Forward, and I am a living example of the tools I teach, so I know that not only do the tools that I teach work, but that change and growth is possible. Happiness is attainable!
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