Self-Care Plans, Our Roadmap

Reclaiming HOPE

Map with text overlay: Self-Care Plans, Our Roadmap

Many years ago I had returned from overseas and was heading westward to my next duty assignment. I pulled out a map – yes, I said map, as in ink-on-paper, unfold-and-never-be-able-to-refold map – and charted my course for the 17-hour drive. I know I’m showing my age here, because in this day of GPS, some of you may have never used a paper map. Let me just say I hated the things, but they were a necessary evil if I wanted to find my way to where I needed to go.

I find “roadmaps” useful in many areas of life, but especially in the area of self-care. Sometimes when we think of self-care, we think of it terms of being reactive rather than proactive. We may look at things through the lens of preventing after-effects rather than having a plan to improve our overall health, but as…

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