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May 20, 2022

How's your self-care these days? We're getting back to the basics of care of body, mind, and spirit. Maybe your self care got off track during the pandemic, but it’s always a good time to do a care inventory.  It’s important to ask yourself 5 things about your self care:  1) Is it affordable?  2) Is it sustainable?  3) Is it enjoyable?  4) Is it flexible?  5)  Is it actionable? 

Here’s what we know about self care.  You have to like what you choose to do (enjoyable).  You might need to change it at a moment’s notice (flexible).  It needs to be something you can do for the long term (sustainable). Your activities must be within your budget (affordable).  Self-care activities have to be realistic for you, something you can actually do (actionable).   

Start your self-care - get an accountability partner and get started taking care of your whole self.  Mind, body, and spirit, all of your Self matters!  

Don’t forget to register for the California Hospice and Palliative Care Association conference coming up June 6-10 by visiting!  Be sure to tell them you heard about it on The Heart of Hospice podcast.

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