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"You know, I used to think that self care was more about kind of numbing out, and now I'm realizing that my advocacy is self care, using my voice to stand up for trans and non binary people, using my voice to stand up for black people, using my voice to stand up for the HIV social safety net or lack thereof. I mean, using my voice to talk about all of those things, whether it's on my platform, in my private life — that is self-care."
This week's Teach Me Something New! podcast guest, psychotherapist Lori Gottlieb, breaks down the difference between "idiot compassion" and "wise compassion."
We are smarter than we know. We are more talented than we know. And we know in our hearts what gives us energy — THAT is the calling we should be marching toward. A job should be energy-giving not energy-reducing.