When does self-care become self-soothing? The phrase “self-care” seems to have morphed into a catch phrase and punch line these days. Is a glass (or bottle) of wine after a tough day really self-care? Are you really taking good care of your colleagues by bringing a couple dozen donuts to the office? Part of making the distinction between self-soothing and self-care is that self-care allows you space to be uncomfortable. 

Here is what you can expect in this episode:

  1. Definitions and examples of self-care and self-soothing.
  2. First aid for emotional road rash.
  3. Questions to ask yourself to determine if you need self-care or self-soothing.

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