There are two easy reactions to the concept of self-care. The first is to dismiss it as a clichéd modern buzzword; the second, to recommend it to others. From a position of humility and self-acknowledged hypocrisy, our authors open a more nuanced conversation about self-care, exploring its complexities with regard to privilege and justice work, and describing actual sustaining practices for the challenging but necessary care of self and others.
Laurae Coburn describes the importance and challenges of self-care through mindfulness in an institutional, organizational setting.
Cyanea Poon and Johanna Depenthal reflect on practices and principles of self-care in ordinarily and extraordinarily traumatic times.