July PCSBV Newsletter 2023



Self-Care for Grief: 100 Practices for Healing During Times of Loss Author: Nneka M. Okona

"When faced with loss or trauma, the grief can oftentimes feel overwhelming. It can feel difficult, if not impossible, to focus your attention elsewhere. And yet, during hard times is the perfect time to look inwards for support and practice self-care. Tuning in to your personal needs and taking the time to create a thoughtful self-care practice can make all the difference in moving forward in a healthy way."

July 24th is International Self-Care Day and a good opportunity to think about what you do to maintain your physical and mental wellbeing. Did you know there are 7 pillars of self-care? At selfcare.ca you can learn more about what each of these pillars means to your wellbeing.

Health Literacy

Risk Avoidance


Self Awareness

Good Hygiene

Physical Activity

Optimal Use of Products and Services

Healthy Eating

Self-care is important because it fosters more resilient and empowered people who can readily make decisions about their health based on an intimate understanding of oneself. There are many ways to intentionally practice self-care this month, but if you’re just beginning your journey here are some resources.

SPECIAL DAYS & AWARENESS DATES Canada Day - July 1 Glioblastoma Awareness Day - July 17 International Self Care Day - July 24 PCSBV Golf for Hospice - August 24

Self-Care Quiz - Are You A Priority? - Empowered and Thriving

The Self-Care Wheel: Wellness Worksheets, Activities & PDF (positivepsychology.com)

Self-Care Assessments, Exercises and Activities

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