By Dr. Perry, PhD
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“To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” ~Oscar Wilde
In one way or another we are all caretakers. Care taking can be found in all aspects of life. Some of us are care takers in the professional sense and work in medical, mental health or other professions where the main responsibility is that of a caretaker. Others are caretakers in their everyday lives as parents or in other familial capacities. Taking care of loved ones in a non-professional capacity is one of the most rewarding and difficult roles a person can have.
In my work as a mental health professional I come across many caretakers who forget the golden rule of self-care, “Be as kind to yourself as you are to a friend.” As caretakers we all need to understand the importance of caring for ourselves. It is not a…
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