Tending

Feed your inner world so you can nourish your outer world.

Tending is a community project where 27  women from different back grounds  are exploring self-care as an act of sovereignty and service – and the positive impact on the world.

Our goal is to help you diffuse the guilt and imagine new ways in which you can nurture yourself while caring for your loved ones and community.

Because we have been raised and socialized – and also biologically- to be nurturers, we tend to over-give, over-care and over-work, making sure everyone around us is happy and everything is working perfectly.

We were also taught that being the nurturer meant being the “good woman”  and being the good woman meant being loved and celebrated – which taps into our needs for belonging and love.

This is the lens from which many women learned to view self-care.

That’s why, in the act of caring for others so many of us get triggered and fall into a pattern of self-neglect.

However, if we understood what self-care truly entails, we wouldn’t feel guilty and torn between tending to our needs and caring for the needs of others.

 Because caring for ourselves is learning to better nurture our physical and emotional health, our relationships,our money and wealth, our gifts and service.

Because caring for ourselves is learning to better nurture our physical and emotional health, our relationships,our money and wealth, our gifts and service.

And I Believe

women who habitually take good care of themselves become citizen and leaders who transfom systems of oppression into systems of justice, offer solutions that heal and restore, gather funds that create access for all…

Tending is an opportunity to learn how to:

Dissolve the tension between creating space for yourself and caring for the needs of your family and communities

Express kindness toward others without leaving yourself behind

Genuinely care for your work and do good in the world without driving yourself to burnout

Tending was a free daily email community project that is now closed but we have decided to make the contributions available for you.