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The art of self nurture

The art of self nurture

While you may know a great deal about nurturing others, advancing or even recognizing - your own needs may not be second nature. Women spend a larger percentage of their waking hours nurturing others than men do.

Whether women work outside the home or not, studies suggest they average more time tending house and loved ones. If you’re a woman, odds are that you provide the emotional glue that holds relationships and families together. You remember the birthday cards, pick up the phone to offer help or support when someone’s sick, and do much of the work or coordination of services involved in caring for those in need of assistance, the elderly and the children. Our society expects women to be self- sacrificing. Your own needs may take a back seat and putting yourself first is seen as “selfishness”.