Self care has gotten a bad rap. Too often caring for our Self has been labeled ‘selfish’ or ‘self-centered.’ Truth of the matter is that we each have a responsibility to care for our Self—and that means tending to our nutritional, biological, physical, recreational, relational and spiritual needs. When any one of these are neglected, we become less of a person than we might be had we better cared for our Self. Furthermore, Self-care enables us to more effectively care for others. Jesus, himself, was a model of Self-care, often taking time away to recharge his physical and spiritual batteries. Do you care for your Self or are there areas clamoring for attention? Consider being a better caretaker of the body and mind you have been given. 

Dr. David Hawkins is the director of the Marriage Recover Center where he counsels couples in distress. He is the author of over 30 books, including Dealing With the CrazyMakers in Your Life90 Days to a Fantastic Marriage, and When Pleasing Others is Hurting You. Dr. Hawkins grew up in the beautiful Pacific Northwest and lives with his wife on the South Puget Sound where he enjoys sailing, biking, and skiing. He has active practices in two Washington cities. You can also find Dr. Hawkins on Facebook and TwitterDr. Hawkins offers a free, 20 minute consultation, with requests sent to his email address at Also, remember his guarantee at The Marriage Recovery Center: 3 Days To A New Marriage, Guaranteed! He is also excited to continue offering his special eBook, A Love Life of Your Dreams free for you to download.