Episode 16: Radical Self-Care Reality Check
In this episode of The Steward Project podcast, I'm sharing what I call the Radical Self-Care Reality Check.
Rates of burn-out, chronic illness, and death by suicide are on the rise among Helpers, Healers, and Change-makers. This has long-term impacts on us as human beings but also impacts the outcomes we are trying to achieve for those we serve and for the world on a larger scale. We must do something to stem this tide and turn it around.
A Radical Self-Care practice is necessary for Helpers, Healers, and Change-makers. For many of us, the issues/work/professions we are drawn to and become passionate about are deeply personal to us and may speak to a deep wounding we experienced in the past. This can be a strength and a challenge. When the work we do in the world requires us to be emotionally engaged with an issue or with individuals, our own wounds can be triggered. This triggering causes a stress response that can get out of control, causing us to burn-out, get sick, and sometimes can even lead to death either of chronic illness or by suicide.
In this episode, I share the data on what's happening now in the world of Helpers, Healers, and Change-makers and what we can do to change this. When we are doing radical work in the world, we must meet that with Radical Self-Care to keep us sustained and thriving in our work.
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