Things like yoga and meditation have been around for centuries; it’s the commodification of these practices that’s new.
But, with demanding workloads, parenting pressures, and continued lockdowns, “self-care” and “wellness” may not be realistic options.
Is kindness a better framework than the mantra of self-care?
And do “anti-self-care heroes” like Kate Winslet’s character, Mare, in ‘Mare of Easttown’, offer a pragmatic alternative?
Jessie Stephens, Podcaster and editor with Mamamia, debut author