“Dear writers: Make time for YOU and actually care for yourself. When we hear self-care, a lot of us assume that it means spending $$$ at a spa. Many of us believe that self-care is self-seeking. The old, Vedic texts remind us that self-care matters and it isn’t selfish. No one can serve and heal others from an empty pot. Like it or not, writers often come up “empty” because writing is an emotional job. Self-care can be simple. Start with your emotional health. What is that you need?” To read the full essay, please click here.