Self-Care with Leslie Santos

Monday, Monday!

How was your first week of 2018?? I am feeling fueled by the amazing calendar of January offered by the Greater Good Science Center (GGSC) and starting my year off by intentionally cultivating well-being with a number of evidence-based activities. It's fantastic! If you haven't taken a few moments to check it out and engage with it, please do! You'll find the link below for your reference, and I hope you choose at least one action this week to participate in.

This week, I noticed the calendar was leaning towards actions that build self-care, so I want to share an article on self-care I read recently on Medium called "Do You Sabotage Self-Care?" It really hit home for me, and I hope you will enjoy it as well.


Author, Leslie Santos, MAPP, M.Ed., is a resilience specialist trained in positive psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, and I deeply respect her thinking. In this article, Leslie offers an insightful look at what self-care is and what is isn't. My favorite part is the invitation to assess how you are currently doing with your self-care through a series of meaningful questions. She also offers a helpful framework to consider your self-care through:

Time In
Focus Time
Down Time
Physical Time
Sleep Time
Play Time
Connection Time

So this week, I invite you read her powerful article and ask yourself. What rituals do I have that support your self-care? Perhaps you lean into a particular aspect of this framework or your buckets low in a particular area? I hope it helps you discover as much as I did!

Here it is!

Find out more about Leslie, the amazing resilience community for women she is building, and her private coaching practice to build resilience in women here:

Finally, don't forget to check out the GGSC Calendar!

I hope you have a wonderful week for self-care, and I will see you again next Monday!