Parents and caregivers of children and adults with disabilities and special needs are frequently advised that, to avoid burnout, they should make sure to engage in “self-care.” But what is self-care? It is often elusive, or boiled down to a caricature. 

Figuring out what is self-care to yourself, personally, is extremely important. In this episode, Talya and Joanna discuss the challenges they have faced in figuring out what self-care means to them, especially as parents of children with special needs, beginning with this definition:

“Self-care is any activity that we do deliberately in order to take care of our mental, emotional, and physical health.”


What does self-care mean to you? Please let us know in the comments for this episode at Our Hidden Stories Self Care Podcast Episode –

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