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Self-Soothing Vs. Self-Care – Is There a Difference?

“Treat yo’self” is the millennial anthem.

Self-care can be generally defined as being a friend to yourself. Recognizing when you need a soft, gentle environment, when you need a break, when you need a treat, when you need some space, when you should pay special attention to your mind, body, and soul.

Living in the world isn’t easy — everyone can agree on that. And for the first time in living memory, people are allowed to experience poor mental health without fear of being told:

The Importance of Being Barefoot

Just about 40,000 years ago, human beings made an elective decision that changed the course of humanity forever.

They started wearing shoes.

Although scientific theories differ as to why we started wearing shoes, several common ideas prevail. For example, the time that we started wearing shoes corresponds with certain social changes humans were making.

A Guide to Consuming Bone Broth

Recently, we brought you an article on how bone broth can help heal an aching and damaged leaky gut.

In case you missed the article, here are the broad strokes:

The gelatin, broken down from the cartilage in the bones, feeds the mucous lining of the stomach.

Broth is easier to digest than solid food, so your gut can take some time off of work, replenish, and heal itself.

The amino acids in bone broth help to fight and reduce inflammation, ideal for people with gut pain.

So we know it’s good for you and we know that it can help repair intestinal cracks and strengthen the integrity of the gut lining.

A lot of contention remains about how to consume it – is store-bought okay? How long should cooking it take? Where do you get the bones? Can you use vegetable scraps? Which recipe do you use? How much should you consume daily?

Dr. Pedram Shojai

NY Times Best Selling author and film maker. Taoist Abbot and Qigong master. Husband and dad. I’m here to help you find your way and be healthy and happy. I don’t want to be your guru…just someone who’ll help point the way. If you’re looking for a real person who’s done the work, I’m your guy. I can light the path and walk along it with you but can’t walk for you.