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Self-Care or Self-Indulgence?

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Acrylic and mixed media on canvas. Interactive.


November 11, 2023


Los Angeles

So often, we're told to "get over" psychological wounds, but emotional injuries can be just as damaging as physical ones. Psychologist Guy Winch encourages us to practice "emotional hygiene," taking care of our emotions with the same level of care we apply to our bodies.

But, at what point does "self-care" turn into "self-indulgence"? | often use the justification of "self-care" to allow myself to sleep until 2 pm, neglect friends and texts, eat pints of ice cream and ice cream sandwiches, skip 12-step meetings, and isolate myself. I struggle between the balance of self-care and self-indulgence. Do you?

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