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126. Self-Care Ideas & Simple Joy Challenges

In this episode of the Joy Lab podcast, hosts Dr. Henry Emmons and Dr. Aimee Prasek explore the concept of simplicity in creating change, focusing on the significance of a simple, joy-filled approach to self-care. They challenge the overly simplistic strategy of relying on a single solution for mental health issues, advocating instead for a multifaceted and gentle approach to self-care that combines science with soul. The conversation emphasizes the importance of self-acceptance, community support, and engaging in simple, joyous activities that can lead to significant wellbeing gains.


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Key moments:

00:00 Introduction to Joy Lab Podcast
00:38 The Power of Simplicity in Creating Change
03:02 The Importance of Self-Care and Overcoming Resistance
04:45 The Concept of Self-Care as a Way of Being
05:48 The Power of Simple Activities in Boosting Wellbeing
06:18 The Power of Simplicity in Ancient Wisdom
09:30 The Role of Community in Self-Care
10:55 The Challenges of Changing Behaviors and Staying Motivated
11:56 The Metaphor of Companion Planting in Self-Care
13:02 Closing Thoughts
13:14 Outro and Medical Disclaimer


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