This is something that I had to truly think about while on my 3 year sabbatical. I was forced to look at how I had taken care of myself and how much time I devoted to my self care and development. Lord knows I love a good spa day, but it goes so much deeper than that. It was me taking a good look at the lives I've help to change and lead in a good way but found a significant deficit in my own. I would give my time, sponsor spa days, therapy sessions, shopping trips, etc... for others but would often find myself depleted needing to be replenished. My oxygen mask was sitting on the coffee table collecting dust all while I was gasping for air. (deep right!?) The thing is, I know better and teach better but I wasn't always doing what I needed to do for me. In retrospect I found that this was tied to how I valued and loved myself. After self assessing I realized that I needed to invest quality time in cultivating a deeper love and sense of self. So I started creating rituals to improve self care and made pampering sessions a part of my schedule. I eat healthier, exercise, meditate and pray daily, go to a spa monthly (for massage, facial, manicure and pedicure), practice Feng Shui, Do what I love and smell the roses often. Life has never been better after making the decision to start practicing radical self care.