11 Self-Care Tips, According to Expert Queer Healers

“Practicing self-care means paying attention to your body’s needs, whether that be through creating art, cooking, meditation, or resting. The mental health awareness organization Active Minds states that “doing so enhances our ability to live fully, vibrantly, and effectively. The practice of self-care also reminds both you and others that your needs are valid and a priority.”

Below, we reached out to over a dozen expert queer healers — including traditional psychologists, as well as sex therapists, personal trainers, reiki masters, and hypnotists — to curate creative ways to take care of yourself right now. As you read, just remember that it’s up to you to seek joy, wellness, and guidance. It’s up to you to remain in touch with your body — whatever that looks like. It’s up to you to give yourself space to ponder, to make art, to have faith. And if that sounds like a responsibility, it is. But practicing self-care isn’t a chore. It’s an opportunity.”

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