The holy importance of minding one’s own body, heart and mind

In the context of faith communities, the idea of putting a spotlight on oneself and your individuals needs may, at first glance, seem opposed to the teachings of scripture. After all, in the Christian tradition, we are call to be a serving people, caring for our neighbors as we follow our God. We are not to be self-centered or self-serving and some have even been raised to always put the needs of others above their own needs. For some, the term self-care may even seem like we are putting too much focus on ourselves rather than God. While there are certainly times and places for selflessness and even self-sacrifice in this walk of life and faith, it is also important that we find a balance of caring for ourselves as we do this outward and upward work.

Self-care is a holy act. The importance of finding this balance of caring

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