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Jun 2, 2020

In cultivating a loving relationship, practicing self-care as individuals is as essential as co-creating the relationship itself as a couple. The journey to our inner individual worlds helps us maintain a healthy sense of self that will spring the wellbeing we can bring to our relationship. My wife, Yvonne Rainbow Teplitsky, is a self-care inspiration. She is a fashion designer, artist, and the founder and owner of the Artsy Goddess Studio. As a creative, Rainbow’s artistry not only manifests in the up-cycled garments and tapestries that she creates but also in how she practices self-care and maintaining a connection with herself.

In today’s episode, Rainbow and I discuss the role of practicing self-care as individuals in a relationship. We share how our parents practiced self-care while we were growing up and how we, as parents ourselves, maintained our self-care activities while raising a young child. We explain how we prioritize and make time for self-care activities, especially during the pandemic. We also discuss the impact of practicing self-care, both as individuals and couples, and underscore how staying connected to ourselves helps bring more balance in a relationship.


“We need to stay the individuals that we are while we merge into the relationship that we co-create.” - Yvonne Rainbow Teplitsky


This week on Relationships! Let’s Talk About It:

  • How we learned about self-care, alone time, and communication at the Esalen Institute
  • Why we should communicate our need for alone time and self-care practice
  • How self-care brings back self-worth, self-love, and self-esteem
  • Self-care through creativity and artistry
  • The importance of prioritizing and making time for self-care
  • Rainbow’s self-care activities during the pandemic and how free-flow writing lifted her spirits
  • Self-care for parents raising young children and why maintaining a spotless house takes a lower place in Rainbow’s priority list
  • The role of parents in teaching children about self-care
  • Maintaining connections and spending time with friends as a form of self-care
  • How prioritizing self-care and self-soothing help bring our best selves in our relationships
  • Challenges and unrealistic expectations in self-care and why it’s not selfish
  • The power of supporting and encouraging self-care in a relationship


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Theme music “These Streets” provided by Adi the Monk