Beyond Self Care, Part 1

A 3-part series on the problems with self care—and what going beyond self care looks like.

I began to be suspicious of self care when it started to seem expensive. At first, I thought self care had to do with exercise, eating well, and fulfilling, healthy relationships. But then my social media feed started to fill up with Girls' Day photos of mani-pedis with champagne, yoga retreats at hot springs and shopping—all captioned as #selfcare.

It just seems rather indulgent and, as I said, expensive. And the people I see advertising their self care seem most in need of it, most often. Why isn't all that "me time" translating into more health and resilience?

So I was going to send the whole article out via Substack, but then it got picked up by The Startup over on Medium. Read the whole thing over there! —>

(And if you can’t access it because of the paywall, just email me at and I’ll send it to you.)