We’ve talked a lot about self-care over the years — the last year in particular — but not as deeply honest as we did during this recent conversation with our dear friend, author, and podcaster Dr. Christine Koh. She’s been sharing her own radical self-care journey on her Instagram feed, so we thought we’d ask her on to share more of it with us.

You can listen to our conversation right now, and then be sure to subscribe to Spawned on Apple Podcasts (or wherever you get your other faves), so you never miss an episode.

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Why we should be reframing our conversation about self-care with Dr. Christine Koh | Spawned episode 224

A few things we discuss on this week’s show 

– 2 ways to break down self-care: protective and restorative (and why it’s important to differentiate between the two of them).

– Why it’s important to be honest with our emotions – to ourselves, our friends,

– 6 tips to get us through this weird transition between the actual new year, and when we can all feel like things are somewhat okay again (when will that be?!)

– A fantastic list of who to follow on Instagram for self-care inspiration

Plus, a whole lot more! Make sure to listen and subscribe to Spawned on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your favorites. Did we say that already? Ha. 

Our Cool Picks of the Week 

Plant bench on Spawned Ep 224

Kristen: A plant bench. Kristen grabbed hers at Ikea but any small table will do. And lots of plants, of course.

Liz: Caste by Isabel Wilkerson, which Liz loved on audiobook.

Christine: You know how we all feel about lipstick around here. Christine swears by this Loréal Paris Lip Stain 

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