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Let’s Think of a New Word for Self-Care

It’s lost its radical beginnings

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I’m guessing a lot of people don’t realize self-care started in the 1950s. It wasn’t about meditation, facials, yoga, and wine o’clock. The term self-care has medical roots.

Self-care was used to help institutionalized patients cultivate a sense of self-worth and physical independence. It centered around providing…

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