If we’re honest then we must admit that self-care mantras, although a necessary part of growth and evolution, has become a sort of bubble we wrap ourselves in to protect us from the hurts that may come when we make ourselves available to others. It appears that more and more people are shying away from relationships in favor of the greater sense of self, happiness, and fulfillment they envision will be a direct result of their exile from relationships. Is daily self care necessary to create wellness and wholeness? Absolutely! It should be an important part of us, like breathing or eating. It shouldn’t be something we use to separate us from the conflicts and resolutions in our everyday relationships that ultimately will teach us more about ourselves than being alone ever could. I am no relationship expert. These are just my thoughts. Tell me what you think?