• Self-care is the first step you take on your journey inward. You take your focus, your knowledge, your compassion and direct it to yourself.  Self-care is the understanding that no sustainable healing can happen without this foundation in place. It is the knowledge that helps you deeply relate to the messages of your body, mind, heart, and spirit so you can become the master translator of your feelings and sensations.  When a strong self-care practice is in place, you no longer depend on others to guide your actions. Through your inner study, you learn what makes you happiest and what brings on the most fear, and with this knowledge, you cultivate tools to deeply care for the most tender parts of your life. 
  • The practices in this Companion Journal will help you receive, notice, and stay open to the many lessons pain and discomfort offer you when you have found strength enough to listen. That is the goal of self-care to fortify your body, mind, heart, and spirit to meet the ever-changing experiences life delivers you. The practices have been hand-picked to deepen your self-study and access your inner reserves, which will open self-awareness. This is the key to staying on a healing path, to continually learn about what makes you uniquely individual, and from that originality grow into the most beautiful expression of who you are.