Portia Jackson-Preston's Ted Talk (linked below) discusses a shift from the individualistic self-care approach, which emphasizes on self-reliance to communal care practices. This shift recognizes that self-care practices reflect individual needs and preferences while also identifying the importance of having these practices supported by resources. Portia discusses the social-ecological model as a means to develop an effective long-lasting self-care practice for ourselves and others in our community.
When you are finished watching the TedTalk, click HERE to take a Self-Care Assessment to determine how to best facilitate your self-care practices. What shifts will you make in your self-care practice?