The term self-care is having a moment—but is it the right one?

Published July 2, 2022

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Women’s Health quoted Catherine Cook-Cottone in an article on the public misunderstanding of what constitutes self-care. “Self-care isn’t something you buy,” said Cook-Cottone. “It’s an active practice of taking care of the internal aspects within the context of external pressures.” She recommends having a diverse portfolio of self-care, and remembering the acronym ART (attunement, responsive, and taking action) to determine if behaviors count as self-care.

 

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