July 1, 2021

090 Why We Need to Rethink What is Self -Care with Christine Koh, Ph.D.

090 Why We Need to Rethink What is Self -Care with Christine Koh, Ph.D.

What if we told you that we can live better, happier, and simpler lives by making a few adjustments to how we think about self-care? Would you try it?   In this episode, we are talking with Dr.Christine Koh. She’s a music and brain scientist...


What if we told you that we can live better, happier, and simpler lives by making a few adjustments to how we think about self-care? Would you try it?

 

In this episode, we are talking with Dr.Christine Koh. She’s a music and brain scientist turned multimedia creative! She spent a decade in academia, during which time she was awarded prestigious fellowships from the National Institutes of Health to fund her Ph.D. research at Queen’s University and joint-appointment postdoctoral fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and the Massachusetts Institutes of Technology. Christine was about to become a professor when she decided to hang up her academic spurs in favor of more flexible and independent ventures.

 

We discuss what so many of us view “protective self-care” as and what it really needs to be to actually benefit us in the long run. Christine also shares with us her breakdown of Self-Care into two distinct parts: Protective Care and Restorative Care. And how they relate to boundaries, toxic relationships, taking a “pause”, and really overall -how we care for ourselves.

 

Resources we shared:

Me & My Friendships Pre-Order Bonus

 

Christine Koh

 

Edit Your Life Podcast

 

Hello Relationships Podcast

 

Protective Care vs. Restorative Care

 

CNN Friendships Piece

 

The Washington Post- Why the parental pandemic wall feels so bad right now, and what you can do about it

 

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CNN- How parents can support kids through (and beyond) the latest wave of anti-Asian American violence

 

Jessica Turner- The Mom Collective

 

Lydia Denworth

 

Leave Us a Podcast Review (How to Video)

 

Download the Transcripts HERE

 

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