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National Self Care Day – April 5, 2023


April 3, 2023


Loni Shaw


Did you know that April 5th is known as National Self Care Day?  That’s Right!  This is a day we should all take a few moments (or longer) to put our needs and well-being first!  What makes you feel special?  How can you help your body and soul feel even better?  We here at Boo-Shaw Bakery like to think a few Boo-Shaw Bakery Cookies can help people feel good and enjoy their day just a little bit more!

According to National Today, “Modern self-care as we now understand it was popularized by the civil rights movement of the Black Panther Party in the 1960s. It began with the party meeting the needs of community members through the establishment of health clinics, food distribution, and creating programs at a time when it was even harder for people belonging to the minority sections to gain access to healthcare. The concept became even more personal when leaders of the group adopted a more mindful approach to avoid activist burnout. They encouraged activists, leaders, and other members of the community to prioritize themselves and their mental and emotional states through activities like yoga and meditation.”

Here are a few more suggestions on how to take advantage of this amazing day:

  • Take a social media break
  • Enjoy the outdoors
  • Do something nice for yourself (such as enjoy a few Boo-Shaw Bakery cookies!)
  • Hold a fun event you will enjoy such as a Crazy Dance Party!

No matter how you choose to celebrate this special day, make sure it improves your body and health and spirit – make it a day all about you since that’s why the day was founded!