Like so many of Ann Lamott’s powerful insights and quotes, I especially like this one because it propelled me to look at self-care as a radical act.
No longer of the mindset that taking care of myself is an act of selfishness, I now see it as high level activism. “Why?” you ask.
Simple — because unless we feed our bodies energetic food, our minds powerful fodder and surround ourselves with nutrient-rich people who support us and call us out when necessary, we can be of little benefit to others nor have a true impact on our world.
Let’s not fool ourselves into thinking that being a sacrificial lamb earns us a place in the pantheon of sainthood.
Here’s to a life of radicalism! Happy New You!