Tag Archives: preventive health

Stop Telling Me What Self-Care Is and Isn’t (Please)

blue jeans and white sweater, self-care is personal

Before I get too far into my rant, let me first say this: Self-care is personal. As a self-care designer and healthcare reform advocate, I’m thrilled to see so many bloggers and journalists reporting on this very important topic. It’s a powerful preventive health tool, and it deserves to spend some time in the spotlight. […]

Getting to the Heart of Self-Care

hands surrounding a heart-shaped earth

It’s undeniable that self-care has been picking up steam over the past few months, but not without mixed feelings. Some still view self-care as a selfish endeavor, calling for a shift to “community care” or some other more socially acceptable term. But I think they’re missing what’s at the heart of self-care. When I joined […]

Mushrooms, Health and Self-Care

paul stamets with a giant mushroom

Before I dive too far into this post, I want to point out that plucking up random mushrooms from your backyard and eating them is a really dumb idea. There are a growing number of known health benefits associated with our fungal friends, but there are plenty of reasons to exercise caution, the most obvious of which […]

Stop Using Your Body As a Trash Can with Cynthia Lair

bright leafy greens

Cynthia Lair, nutrition and culinary arts professor at Bastyr University, and author of Feeding the Whole Family, reminds us just how important mindful eating is when it comes to nourishing our bodies. (After all, we’re not goats, people!) Listen to the podcast here: Cynthia’s lighthearted thoughts on the benefits of developing a personal relationship with […]