“On the surface we can all probably agree that self-care is important. We might even be able to recite the Top Ten Self-Care Strategies. But I’ve learned that believing in self-care and knowing the tools aren’t always enough. Putting these tools into practice, establishing healthy habits, accessing the support and resources to maintain these habits…. these things are all about trial-and-error.
But, there’s something else at the root of the matter, something that keeps self-care from our reach and that perpetuates the experience of depletion for parents, caregivers, and teachers alike…”