“Self-care is any activity that we do deliberately in order to take care of our mental, emotional, and physical health,” writes Raphailia Michael, a counselling psychologist. Beth Bruno, however, defines self-care as “compassionate self-acceptance, embracing all the parts of ourselves, even the parts we don’t like or wish were different. It will enable us to rest in being and allow us to accept ourselves with kindness and love.”

I cannot help Mother Earth when I am not well. In order to be of service to our home planet, I need first to assure that I am well and fit. As in a plane, when they instruct you to put on your own oxygen mask before helping others, I believe that our journey to greener living is more sustainable and fulfilling when we practice self-car