How many times a day do you see an ad telling you to put yourself first?
Or for “guilt-free” chocolate you’ve earned?
Or a Facebook ad selling you accessories for Wine O’Clock because you deserve it?
Self-care has become a buzz word and catch-all solution to anything that ails you. Marketers have pounced and packaged a way to sell to the martyr archetype as a way us to empower ourselves and make them money.
But you can’t buy empowerment.
And it doesn’t come from becoming dependent on something outside yourself!
The kind of self-care that leaves you feeling replenished, not broke or indulging in a treat, are rarely identified and discussed because there’s no big marketing budget behind radical self-care.
Because there isn’t the scale and maximized profit on learning the kind of self-care that makes you less likely to buy shit!
Most people get caught in a soothe-buy-repeat cycle. you end up with temporarily relief yet long-term depletion of your bank account and trust in yourself if you don’t have time for your self-care routine!
Yet there’s a more satisfying approach. One that simplifies to provide more freedom and replenishment.
In today’s Insatiable episode, Melody Wilding, LMSW (licensed social worker) and coach returns after she became an instant Insatiable favorite with our previous episode on Transforming Emotions into Power, Not Overeating.
Melody and I discuss the major self-care myths that aren’t earning their keep and:
- How the most common advice to get you to buy and do self care is “to put yourself first” when in actuality, you are putting yourself first in this unconscious, depleting way
- Key mental shifts to diffuse life’s stress while making it more fulfilling for you and your loved ones
- Some of our all natural, totally free solutions for deep self-care
Together, we are hosting a Radical Self-Care workshop on Wednesday, September 13 from 6-9 pm in New York City. Come join us for an eye-opening evening. Early bird pricing ends soon!