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Refill Your Cup with Self-Care 2016

Elements of Self-Care

There are many different elements, or facets to self-care. When I think of self-care, I immediately think of taking care of myself physically. I know for me personally, part of practicing self-care is eating right and getting some physical activity every day. I appreciate Kristin Souers' model of...
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Is Caring for Oneself Self-Indulgent?

One of my favorite quotes about self-care comes from poet laureate Audre Lorde – "Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation." Personally, I was raised with the belief that putting oneself first was considered being selfish. As an adult...
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What is Self-Care and Why is it so Important?

What do you think of when you hear the words self-care? These words may invoke images of a beach vacation, getting a massage, or taking time to indulge in curling up with your favorite book. These are all indeed ways we might take a little time for ourselves to recharge our battery...
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Welcome to the Refill Your Cup with Self-Care blog! I'm Michele Crawford, and I'm a Community Health Educator with Cook County Extension. Over the past few years I've become increasingly interested in and more aware of the importance of the practice of self-care. In my...
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