Self-care is important, there's no denying that. Taking care of our physical, emotional, and mental health is crucial for leading a fulfilling life. But what happens when we expand our definition of self-care to include those around us? What happens when we start to understand the interconnectedness of our well-being with that of our communities and society as a whole?
Enter: Community care.
Community care is about taking care of each other. It's about recognizing that our well-being is intertwined with that of those around us. Whether it's volunteering, advocating for change, or simply spreading awareness, community care is about making a positive impact in the lives of others.
But why is community care so important?
For starters, our communities and society play a huge role in shaping our well-being. Inequality, injustice, and other societal issues can have a major impact on our physical, emotional, and mental health. By taking care of our communities and society, we're helping to create a world that promotes well-being for all.
In thinking beyond ourselves, we can start making a positive impact in our communities and society. Because when we take care of each other, we're taking care of ourselves in the process. The interconnectedness of our well-being with that of our communities and society cannot be ignored. So let's start embracing community care and start making a difference in the lives of those around us.
Why does Community matter at Bathena?
Jack & I, Dawn, are Bathena - a small, local, woman owned business. By purchasing one of our products, we donate a portion of our sales to Hygiene4All PDX, a local charity run by and for the houseless.
Want to read more? https://www.wellandgood.com/what-is-community-care/