Everywhere we turn these days, we are encouraged to practice self-care. But is this something we only do in isolation, with a day at the spa or a night curled up with a good book, or is there a role for community care? Self-care is about the individual caring for their own basic physical needs, whereas community care is focused on the collective: taking care of people together, for everything from basic physical needs to psychological and even spiritual ones. Community care is a recognition of the undeniable cooperative and social nature of human beings and involves a commitment to reduce harm simply through being together. In these challenging times, we need community care more than ever -- in this episode, learn techniques for how to engage in this important personal and spiritual practice.
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