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40. Beyond Bubble Baths & Netflix: What is True Self-Care and How to Implement it into Your Daily Life

Beyond Bubble Baths & Netflix: What is True Self-Care and How to Implement it into Your Daily Life

You might remember a few months ago when registered nurse and Certified Aromatherapist, Holly Brandenberger (or @scienceofessentials as many of you may know her as over on Instagram), was on the show talking with us all about stress: the stress cycle, what stress actually is, how essential oils can help reduce stress and so much more. To this day it’s still one of our top most downloaded episodes, you can listen to it HERE!

Now, 5 months later, Holly is back for a second interview with us;  this time unpacking and redefining the popular and oftentimes cringeworthy buzzword, “self-care”.

Beyond Bubble Baths & Netflix: What is True Self-Care and How to Implement it into Your Daily Life

In 2020 “self-care” rose to become a 450 billion dollar industry and with the popularity and heavy bubble bath, chocolate, and netflix binging marketing that has come along with it, the true definition of self-care has become muddy and a bit lost. Holly is here to get us back on track with true self care so we can take care of ourselves far beyond spa days and Netflix.

In this episode, Holly…

  • Unpacks the buzzword of “self-care” and all the common misconceptions
  • Defines what self-care really is (and what it’s not)
  • Explains the absolute necessity of self-care and how it’s not a reward or something you need to earn
  • Shares 5 areas we can all (simply!) implement self care into every aspect of our lives
    • Physical
    • Social
    • Mental
    • Spiritual
    • Emotional
  • And more!

If you’ve ever cringed and rolled your eyes at “self-care” or wondered what self care actually is, this episode is for you!

Connect with Holly Brandenberger

Instagram: @scienceofessentials 

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