Self-care is far more than an individualistic act but also a collective desire to look after one another at the most basic level of our existence. In 21st-century terms it also means looking after our planet; being mindful in our life choices; being forthright about our emotional and spiritual needs.
It therefore can be understood as sharing, as a prelude to co-operative action, and a recognition that in today’s society there is more that unites us than keeps us apart. It is compassion exploding, a manifestation of empathy newly recalibrated for the 21st century.
When all human endeavour is weighed in the balance we tend to share what is precious and rare and co-create what is needed by the village.