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Sustainable Self Care

Sustainable Self Care

Building a good life on the foundation of a healthy mind, body, spirit, and community.

Marje Holmstrom-Sabo

September 14, 2022

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    2022 - twitter: @minn_ fi nn Sustainable Self Care Building a good life
  2. What we’re going to cover (No spiritual journeys, recipe blog

    descriptions, or one-size fi ts all sweaters) • De fi nitions • Agreements • What now? • Reminders • Resources
  3. Definitions Shared meaning matters • Sustainable • Self-care • Mind

    • Body • Spirit • Community
  4. None
  5. Self-care noun De fi nition of self-care : care for

  6. Mind Noun A: the element or complex of elements in

    an individual that feels, perceives, thinks, wills, and especially reasons. B: the conscious mental events and capabilities in an organism C: the organized conscious and unconscious adaptive mental activity of an organism
  7. Body noun A. The organized physical substance of an animal

    or plant either living or dead B. A human being
  8. Spirit Noun A. An animating or vital principal held to

    give life to physical organisms B. The immaterial intelligent or sentient part of a person C. The activating or essential principal in fl uencing a person
  9. Community Noun, often attributive A. A uni fi ed body

    of individuals such as 1. People with common interests living in a particular area 2. A group of people with a common characteristic or interest living together within a larger society 3. A body of persons of common or professional interests scattered throughout a larger society 4. A body of persons or nations having common history or common social, economic, and political interests
  10. Agreements For the duration of this presentation, we all agree

    that: • We are worthy of loving care • We deserve to be whole • We are capable of nurturing and supporting ourselves • We can accept care from and o ff er care to others freely
  11. What does all that have to do with sustainable self-care?

  12. Mind, body, spirit, and community are the foundational elements of

  13. A Metaphor with Legos The House of You • Walls

    • Partial integration • Full shelter and support
  14. Q: How do you live in the house you built?

 A: Keep learning about your house.
  15. To care for yourself sustainably, you must first know yourself.

  16. Mind What things help your brain feel happy and healthy?

    • Sleep • Nutrition • Exercise • Meaningful work • Medication
  17. Body What does your body need to function well? •

    Sleep • Nutrition • Exercise • Regular cleaning • Assistive devices • Medication
  18. Spirit What does your spirit need to feel peacefully energized?

    • Hobbies • Play time • Engaging work • Quiet time • Choose your own adventure
  19. Community Where, how, and when do you belong with and

    to others? • Family relationships • 2 A.M. emergency friends • Locality • A ffi liations of education, religion, profession • Familiar strangers
  20. Surprise Homework Write your own blueprint • Screenshot this page

    for immediate reference (though it will also be posted on twitter after my talk) • Identify one thing in each category of mind, body, spirit, and community that helps you feel whole • Make time in your day to practice at least one of those things each day • In a month, take time to re fl ect on how those practices have in fl uenced your life.
  21. Reminders Because they are helpful • You are worthy of

    loving care • You deserve to be whole • You are capable of nurturing and supporting yourself • You can accept care from and o ff er care to others freely
  22. Resources & Gratitudes More reading and lots of thanks •

    Further learning • All About Love - bell hooks • The Places that Scare You - Pema Chodron • mindful.org • An email from Steve Jobs to himself - https:/ / twitter.com/TechEmails/status/ 1567712985979707393 • Big Thanks • The crew at Tighten, Tanya Tarr at Cultivated Insights, and everyone who walks around being kind to others
  23. I believe in you