Healing ourselves and our planet.
Radical Self Care is for anyone who wants to play their part in healing the mess we are in on planet Earth. It is based on the premise that if we live simpler, calmer more deeply connected lives where we take better care of ourselves, we will automatically start to take better care of our planet.
You are too busy and never seem to have enough time or energy.
You feel anxious, stressed, overwhelmed and unwell.
You are always trying to do too much, it all feels urgent.
Your self care is poor or non-existent.
Calm down, to simplify and to create deeper connections in your life.
Find your unique purpose so you can share it with the world.
Live and work in a self sustaining way.
Cultivate a life filled with love and joy.
Radical Self Care is rooted in a wider definition of self.
Instead of seeing our ourselves as individuals contained within the bodies we inhabit, we extend that sense of self out in ever widening circles.
We come to understand that we live nested within spheres of influence and interconnectedness. We belong not only to ourselves but within our families, groups of friends, our communities, culture, nation and ultimately the planet.
- How we care for our mental, emotional, physical, spiritual, social and environmental well being affects not only us but all the circles in which we belong; our larger self.
- What we put out there be it poisonous chemicals, self-loathing, anger or love will affect the world in which we live, which in turn affects us, we are interconnected.
Many of us know that something has to be done about the way the human race is living on planet Earth. There is an urgency now about the changes we need and how we might implement them.
It is easy to feel impotent in the face of the mounting environmental disasters, resource depletion, injustices and climate chaos. Don’t. We are far more powerful than we have been led to believe.
This is why Radical Self Care believes the place to start is with ourselves.
Currently many of us live ridiculously busy lives. There’s way too much going on and life has become a plate spinning, ball juggling one person wild circus act. Knowledge about the stat of the planet just makes it all worse and leaves us with a gnawing feeling that we should be doing even more.
All this when coupled with unresolved past traumas, abuses or intense emotional experiences means our biological and psychological capacity is stressed to the limit. Eventually it creates dis-ease in the form of physical or emotional issues.
This is our wake-up call.
Our symptoms are the sign posts showing us somethings out of balance. Just like the planet our systems begin to fail.
We therefore practice Radical Self Care not only to save ourselves but to save our planet. The interconnectedness of all things means that by healing ourselves we bring healing to the whole world.
As we recover we get clearer about what we can do to make a difference. We come to understand the important the part we have to play in the healing our world and we find we have the time, energy and enthusiasm to get on with it.
“I cannot do all the good that the world needs. But the world needs all the good that I can do.”
As part of my own RSC I am currently on an extended break from social media, in particular Facebook, so I am therefore grateful for any help you can offer to spread the word about Radical Self Care.
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With love and thanks.