The World Health Organization defines self-care as: “the ability of individuals, families and communities to promote health, prevent disease, maintain health, and to cope with illness and disability with or without the support of a health-care provider.” From a holistic point of view, self-care can include a number of vital behaviors that enhance our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health.
A good friend sent me an article from the Guardian today entitled, “Generation treat yo’ self: the problem with ‘self care’.”
With so many festive holidays and the new year approaching, the season of merriment and indulgence has begun. I just baked a loaf of Pumpkin Gingerbread that I can't wait to dig into and am already planning out the treats I'll make with my girls over the next few weeks. With all of these rich, and tempting foods within quick reach, here are ten quick tips for making this holiday season a healthful one for you and those you love:
Rashmi S. Bismark
I'm a preventive medicine physician specialized in mindfulness, lifestyle, and community health. I'm a yoga teacher, an educator, a researcher, a devoted mom and expatriate wife, living a blessed global nomad life.