When we hear the word “sustainability,” we tend to think in terms of the environment and natural resources. But sustainability principles are equally relevant to other parts of our lives, including our health, happiness, and collective well-being. For those of us seeking a more satisfying an sustainable way of life, nature’s lessons about what works — and what doesn’t — can help point the way.
Overcoming barriers to self-care can be difficult, especially for women. But making time and space for ourselves — and getting over any residual emotional guilt — is critical to our well-being and happiness. In the long run, it’s better for those around us, too.