Mission + Values

Self-Care Strategy Session

Our Mission

The mission of Self-Care Society is to provide an empowering and supportive space to use the power of our minds and our habits to create the lives of our wildest dreams. 

Just like we work out our physical body, we must exercise the ways in which we talk to ourselves in order to shift our realities. Self-Care Society is the daily practice of manifestation, self exploration, mindfulness, mindset, intentionality, and more. It’s about coming together in a community of like-minded people to be the best version of ourselves possible, through the daily practice of changing our thoughts to change our lives. 

If nothing else, we hope that you leave a Self-Care Society class feeling better than you did when you arrived.

Our Values

Our vision is that Self Care Society becomes an integral part of the human self care and lifestyle process. Our hope is that our classes become as natural and essential to the human wellness process as sleeping, eating well, and moving our body are.

Our goal is that every person who has a fitness membership also has an SCS membership and that our accessible, powerful, and life changing work can reach millions of people daily in a way that creates true positive change in their lives. We show up with one clear goal every time we serve, and that is IMPACT.

Can we help someone to have a better day than they had before they came to class or our community? Can we support them in daily micro-changes that guide them to mega-impact? Can we provide a safe place where there is true empowerment, connection, and permission for all members to feel ENOUGH exactly as they are and to make positive changes from a place of immense self love?

SELF-CARE SOCIETY

Guiding Principles

INCLUSION

I understand that inclusion is an absolute priority. I honor and act respectfully towards all people, no matter their levels of accessibility, access, sexual preference, race, experience, political views, religion, age, gender identity, etc

AUTONOMY

I understand that I am participating in the Self Care Society community, classes, and offerings by my own free will, and that SCS is not a substitution for professional medical advice. I agree to consult my medical professional as needed.

INDEPENDENCE

I understand that the opinions and statements made my SCS guides and/or community members are those of the person who said them and not a direct reflection of the SCS organization.

RESPONSIBILITY

I agree to play my part in making the SCS community a place of support, empowerment, growth, and love for all involved.

EMPOWERMENT

I “work my own program”. I don’t tell others what to do as I know they are their own wisest teacher. Rather, I share and make suggestions as to what has worked for me and let them decide if it aligns for them, and I ask them questions that help guide them to their own answers.

RESPECT

I commit to the privacy and anonymity of all members. I always uphold my commitment to keeping the SCS community a safe and empowering space for all.

BALANCE

I give and take with balance. I own that I can always learn something from others just like they can always learn from me. I make time to provide support and feedback for members who ask, and I honor my own needs, asking for support when I need it.

SUPPORT

I don’t let anyone feel alone. When I see that someone has shared something and needs support, I take initiative to let them know they are heard, regardless of if I know how to help.

IMPACT

I agree that this is not a space to sell. – Don’t be afraid to share what you love or the business you launched or about your career or expertise, but please be conscientious so as to keep this space free from marketing. We ask that you keep that on your other platforms and those interested can be directed there.

PRESENCE

I practice presence during class – I don’t multitask, I close tabs, silence my phone, and honor the time I’ve committed to be fully engaged

ENGAGEMENT

I participate, even when I don’t want to, because shining my light helps others feel permission to do the same.

CURIOSITY

I prioritize curiosity over judgment, with myself and others.

PERMISSION

I give myself and others permission to dream big, succeed wildly, fall hard, make mistakes, and celebrate victories.

FOCUS

During class, I keep my commentary in the chat relevant to the lessons being taught. I save outside conversations for direct messages or community posting so as not to distract those who are taking class alongside me.

ENCOURAGEMENT

I go above and beyond to welcome newcomers and cheer for those brave enough to share and/or come on camera

ACTION

I am open to trying new things, even when it takes work or it feels uncomfortable

What I know from working with thousands of women on the subject of self care and lifestyle design:

We crave community. We want to know that we aren’t alone in our struggles and in our solutions.

We have a hard time staying accountable to ourselves or in making the time to practice self care. We have lots of knowledge and not enough systems.

We want human. We want vulnerability. We want realness. We want authenticity. 

Vulnerability breeds connection.

We are afraid to dream unless someone gives us permission, and still it’s very hard. Women think “who am I to have this” or “this is for someone else”, or “there’s too much competition” or “I’m too old”

We need a lot more PLAY and FUN in life.

Most people feel alone/lonely even if surrounded in others.

We crave space and consistency for this work.

We have all our answers but we often need support in tapping into them

Most people know what they want, but are afraid to admit it to themselves or others

About Rewards

Celebrate the small wins. Earn points for the love you give yourself and others.

Action Love Points
Log Daily Checklist 50 Points
RSVP to Class 25 Points
Attend Class 100 Points
Volunteer in Class 150 Points
Post an Update 25 Points
Reply w/ Support 15 Points
Send Love Good Karma

Celebrate your self-care milestones with badges.

500

Love Points
=
Care Coins

50

Every 500 Love Points will earn you 50 Care Coins. It’s that simple.

Please allow up to 48 hours for certain point types to register (e.g. Volunteer in class).

 

Love Point total and Badges will be publicly visible on your profile.

 

Checklist Wins and Care Coins are private to you and cannot be seen by other users.

 

Care Coins can be redeemed in the SCS shop (more coming soon).

 

750 Care Coins (7.500 Love Points) monthly maximum per user — exceptions apply to special events purchased Care Coins.

 

Have fun! Rewards are meant to be positive addition to the community. Should we learn of anyone attempting to game the system for personal gain, we reserve the right to revoke love points, care coins, and badges without warning.

 

Please note: Rewards are currently in beta testing mode. We thank you for your patience as we fine tune things and welcome you to report should anything not work as expected.

Self-Care Glossary

Affirmations are positive affirming statements that we can use to change the dialogue in our mind, the way we think about ourselves and the world, and are a great manifesting tool. Most positive affirmations start with “I am…” (though they certianly don’t have to) and can be short or long. You can write a paragraph affirming something or just a word.

Affirmations are used to intentionally reprogram your mind to think the thoughts that you want to be true for yourself. Affirmations are statements that you WANT to be true for you, even if you don’t fully believe them yet. Just make sure your affirmations are always positive in nature. For example, instead of saying “I am not lazy” you would say “I am energized, efficient, and productive.”

Examples: 

  • I am enough
  • I am worth of living my best life possible
  • I am a healthy person with healthy habits
  • I manifest abundance always
  • I carry nothing that does not serve me – physically, emotionally, spiritually
  • I love my body

Our breath is our life force. It can help us to regulate our emotions, to bring us back into our bodies, and to ground ourselves when we are feeling chaotic and out of alignment.

It is the act of consciously controlling our breathing to influence our mental, physical, and emotional states.

Examples:

  • There are many breathwork techniques and it can be as simple as paying attention. You can count your breaths in and out, take deep breaths into your body, or practice techniques like box breathing.

I’m a huge advocate for little wins. Setting ourselves up to celebrate our successes, feel like we’re doing a good job, and to notice even the smallest things about ourselves that matter. The more we celebrate, the more we have self love. The more we have self love, the easier it is to practice self care.

Set yourself up for lots of little wins each day, and celebrate and savor them when they occur. Positive reinforcement will lead to positive action. Be sure you set yourself up for success with systems and accountability.

Examples:

  • Celebration can be simple like journaling about what you are proud of, what you’ve accomplished, and what you enjoyed. It can also be highlighted on a daily basis through checking boxes that make you feel good and accomplished when you do nice things for yourself. It is important as we grow and learn that we feel supported and loved, and that we have a safe space to mess up, make mistakes, and try again.

In order to manifest what we want, we must first know what those desires are. Clarity is a process of going inward to find out what you want. Our desires change all through our life so it’s important to constantly check in to see what feels good for us now. Clarity can be receive in a myriad of ways.

Examples:

  • Clarity can be found through processes like reflection, meditation, journaling, connection, and really any time we pause, get intentional, and listen in. Paying attention to what feels good to us, no matter what the outside world says we should do.

We are better together and we are social creatures. Connecting with other like-minded and supportive beings is medicine for our soul. This is why Self Care Society is built to be a community driven experience.

Examples:

  • Calling or texting a loved one
  • Joining a group of people you feel aligned with
  • Physical touch with someone you love
  • Sharing experiences with others

The practice of being grateful. Practicing gratitude reprograms us to look at what’s good and what is working in the world, instead of focusing on our often default method of what isn’t, and everything we need to do. We can even practice gratitude for things that haven’t happened yet but that we want to manifest. I often say “thank you” for things I don’t yet have in an effort to manifest them into reality.

Examples:

  • Thank you for the love I share with my friends and family
  • I am so grateful for my self -care routine and my consistency with it
  • I am so thankful for the abundance of miracles in my life

Intentionality refers to the act of taking action based on clarity and desire. Being deliberate or purposeful. We can’t expect to achieve our dreams if we don’t know what they are. We do many activities based around living an intentional life in Self Care Society and these can take form in a variety of ways.

Examples:

  • Intentionality can be achieved through practices like planning, strategizing, building systems and time management, and goal-setting

The practice of journaling is best done with a pen to paper (handwritten) to really allow our thoughts to slow down and make their way onto paper. Journaling can look differently for everyone but I’ve found it to be a beautiful creative process with which I turn my thoughts into something tangible that I can see on paper.

I encourage those who journal to view the practice of journaling as something of value for the present moment vs. documenting the details of your life thinking you’ll read it later. Focus on using the pages as a way to get the racing thoughts out of your mind and down in a way that you can digest and make sense of them.

Our minds are valuable real estate so the more we can dump our brains of junk, the more space we create for our own clarity and opportunities.

Journaling can take many forms but some prompts might be:

  • I like…
  • I feel…
  • I am…
  • I want…
  • I love…

Manifesting is the act of bringing your visions into physical reality. It’s the process used to turn a thought into a thing, and is closely tied to the practice of visualization.

Manifesting includes practices like expressing gratitude for what you want in your life. It’s getting clear on what you want and continually focusing on that thing. It’s writing journal entries and biographies of yourself from the future speaking as if something you desire has already happened. Like visualizing, it’s a great way to experience the feelings of your desires, before they exist for you in the physical world.

Examples:

  • Writing a journal entry dated in the future is a great way to manifest who you want to me
  • Creating a vision board of what you want to attract
  • Writing a biography of yourself from the future
  • Saying gratitude for something you hope to attract, as if it already happened

Our physical bodies are the “suit” we experience the physical world with. Emotions are energy in motion, which means, that when energy isn’t in motion, we can tend to bring up uncomfortable physical feelings in our bodies. If we don’t have our physical body, we don’t have something to experience all the beauty of life with, and all the desires we manifest.

Movement allows the energy and emotions to flow through us and out of us. It supports not just physical health but mental health.

Examples:

  • Stretching
  • Dancing
  • Shaking
  • Walking
  • Jumping
  • Any sort of fitness

Play and creativity are a critical part of self care. Creativity is our life force. It is the way we manifest and bring things to us that we desire. It is how anything that didn’t exist, came to be.

You can see why this play and creativity is critical in how we bring to life anything we desire.

Examples:

  • Play can be turning of your devices and frolicking in nature
  • Drawing or creating art of any form (music, gardening, cooking, etc.)
  • Doing anything that doesn’t feel “traditionally productive”

The process of reflection is as critical as the momentum we often have to move on to the next thing. If we don’t pause to reflect on what we’ve done, accomplished, or experienced, it becomes harder to move forward learning from our past.

Reflection is a beautiful act of transition, learning, and information, and can be done in a variety of ways, like journaling, therapy, conversations, etc.

Examples:

  • Journaling about your experience, what you learned, what worked, what you would do differently
  • Taking the time to focus and mediate on the things — good and bad — that have had significant impact on our lives 

Self love is the foundation of self care. When we love ourselves, it becomes a natural and automatic behavior to take care of ourselves. The stronger our foundation of self care, the easier we’ll find it becomes to take action on things like healthy eating, proper sleep, mindful movement, nourishing relationships, play, rest, etc.

Self love is ever-evolving and there are tangible ways with which to cultivate in your life. Using willpower to do acts of self care, will strengthen the internal dialogue towards self love. It says “you are worth taking care of” which also means “you are worth of love and care”.

Self love and self care work together and strengthen each other. The stronger these foundations, the easier it becomes to find consistency in your practices.

Examples:

  • Positive Affirmations
  • Taking time to celebrate yourself and who you are
  • Consciously consuming media and messaging that supports your enough-ness exactly as you are

We often underestimate the impact that our physical and mental states have on our well being. Keeping our physical space tidy and clear of clutter impacts our mental health and our abilty to focus and be productive. Clearing out the clutter in our minds through things like therapy and journaling, allows for more spaciousness for new exciting things to come in.

We will only be given what we can handle. If you want abundance and newness, or you are calling something in for your life, be sure you’ve left the space for it to enter. Creativity happens in this white space too. If we’re constantly doing things and busy, it’s much harder to fully receive these often life-changing downloads from the universe.

Examples:

  • Clearing clutter from your work area or your home
  • Throwing things away Tidying your space
  • Talking to a loved one or therapist to release emotional energy
  • Journaling your thoughts to remove them from you body and on to paper

Support can be given or taken and is a powerful part of any growth journey. We are nourished not just when we are held and taken care of, but also when we are given the opportunity to take care of someone else.

Examples:

  • Reaching out to loved ones who are on your mind
  • Reminding yourself that you are taken care of and loved
  • Writing a kind note or sending a message out of the blue
  • Cheering on fellow SCS members when they volunteer or put themselves out there

Visualization is the practice of creating an experience in your mind and body that may or may not be happening in the physical world around you. Think of it as the grown up version of imagination that you did so freely as a child. Where you could be anyone and anywhere by simply allowing yourself to go there in your mind.

Visualization is a powerful tool in manfesting. In most cases, our body and brain does not know if it’s experiencing something for real in the phsysical world, or if it’s happening in the mind. The true way to manifest your desires is to experience the feelings and visions that you’ll have when you get there, NOW. The path to bring our visions to life is simply creating that vision and those feelings first and trusting that the physical world around you will rise up to meet it.

In SCS classes, we often do guided visualizations where the leader will have you close your eyes and imagine you as your highest self, your healthiest self, taking your dream trip, in your dream job, and more.

Sample Visualization:

You are the most vibrant, healthy, productive, peaceful, conscious version of you.

You’re up early and you’re holding your favorite hot drink. You sit down in the space that you do most mornings to align for the day.

You notice as you move towards this spot, how good you feel in your body. A type of lightness and flow and grace and confidence.

You’ve been practicing an affirmation and you feel it being embodied. “I carry nothing that does not serve me – physically, emotionally, or spiritually.”

You sit and you set your drink down on the table next to you. What does the table look like? What does the mug look like? What is the room temperature? What is the weather outside?

You take a deep breath that fills your whole body. You notice how it feels to be this version of you.

You realize that all it took to get here was to feel these feelings first, and the outside world caught up. You committed to memorizing these feelings in your body… ones of ________.

You noticed what it felt like to feel like this and you committed it to muscle memory. Notice right now. Scan your body. Commit to this bodily experience.

How can you bring yourself back here? How can you choose this as your consistent state?