What IS Self-Care?
Have you heard the buzzword “self-care” and wondered what it means? Curious if you should or shouldn’t be practicing it? And if yes, how? If you’re a Christian, maybe you doubt self-care is even biblical. If you’ve had any of these thoughts, you’ll learn so much from my guest, Dr. Zoe Shaw. She’s recently written a book A Year of Self-Care: Daily Practices and Inspiration for Caring for Yourself which will answer these questions and so much more. In this episode, we discuss why women have been culturized to overlook this real need (you’ve never shamed your man for taking time to rest + recharge, have you?) and more importantly, how implementing this habit will benefit all of your relationships. This includes your relationship with God, yourself, and others.
My favorite part is when Dr. Zoe and I talk about how she went through a long, hard season of marriage because she was neglecting herself and how adopting these methods ultimately saved her marriage.
You’ll be so glad you tuned in and shared this one with a friend!
Grab your copy (and one to gift!) of her new book A Year of Self-Care: Daily Practices and Inspiration for Caring for Yourself.
Learn more about Dr. Zoe
Dr. Zoe Shaw is a licensed psychotherapist, motivational speaker, podcast host, life coach, and fitness fanatic. She is passionate about helping women who struggle in difficult relationships- especially that sometimes difficult relationship with themselves.
After 15 years in traditional psychotherapy practice, Dr. Zoe jumped off the couch and now helps women using a different modality with a mix of virtual therapy, coaching services, and programs designed specifically for women trying to have it all, who sometimes struggle in the superwoman game.
Dr. Zoe is a graduate of UCLA and Pepperdine University. She is a frequent blogger (writing about helping women redefine their Superwoman) and loves answering women’s burning questions at her advice column at the Grit and Grace Project (online women’s magazine). You can find her in the media on Instagram: @Drzoeshaw and in most social places at the handle DrZoeShaw and visit her site, www.drzoeshaw.com
Fun fact: Zoe and I originally “met” because she found my #prayingforyourhusbanddaily series on Facebook! New to praying for your man (or future hubs)? Watch this intro video now!
Listen to our conversation on The Dr. Zoe Show: Redefining Your Superwoman, here!
Word of the show:
Lagom [LAH-gawm] law-gom
Part of speech: noun
1.The principle of living a balanced, moderately paced, low-fuss life.
Those who achieve lagom routinely take time to appreciate their surroundings, take several breaks during the workday, dress from a minimal and versatile wardrobe, and treat others with respect and kindness.
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