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
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Theme music “These Streets” provided by Adi the Monk