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18 m a s s a g e & b o d y w o r k j u l y / a u g u s t 2 0 2 0 SAVVY SELF-CARE best practices Drink, Eat, Sleep: Mastering Essential— and Sacred—Self-Care Practices By Heath and Nicole Reed Self-care is not being selfish; rather, self-care is being self-aware. Have you noticed, though, that many of the fundamental cues our body communicates are often ignored, discounted, pushed to the side, or completely overridden? For some, giving or doing something good for themselves may be entangled with feelings of selfishness, childishness, or complete impracticality. What if, instead, self-care was a declaration of your alignment and connection with yourself, nature, and all your relations? We invite you to consider your self-care practice as an opportunity to listen and respond to your body's messages. We encourage you to recognize how cravings, ideas, movements—and even pain, tightness, and feeling stressed—are invitations to do something good for yourself.

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