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The Pandemic Finally Killed the Self-Care Myth

What happens when “just take care of yourself” starts to sound a lot like “pull yourself up by your bootstraps”?

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I think it was the suggestion that I join an after-work mental health workshop that involved a quiz at the end. Or maybe it was the earnest pitch offering a desktop extension to make my laptop…

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Rainesford Stauffer

Rainesford Stauffer

Author of An Ordinary Age, out 5/4/2021. Freelance writer. Kentuckian.

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