Self-care is the consistent way in which you take care of yourself. Whether you choose a weekend getaway, a warm bath, or a nap on a Sunday afternoon, it is important to take the necessary time to care for yourself. If you are a caregiver, a person who is caring for a child(ren) or a parent, it is vital that you, too, receive love and care. Too often, people become ill as a result of neglecting themselves physically or emotionally. For example, women who hold resentment increase their likelihood of breast cancer. Recently, I have observed people coming down with colds, which Louise Hay (author of Heal your Body) identifies as "too much going on at once." Furthermore, coughing is "barking at the world." Self-care is a remedy for all potential illnesses. It cannot be purchased at any pharmacy. It is simply the ability to nurture oneself. When you nurture yourself, you are less likely to fall victim to illness or injury. After all your needs are being met. You can learn more about your personal mind body connection, by attending the Healing your Mind, Body Spirit Weekend. As a cancer survivor, I am grateful to recognize the power of the mind in the healing of the body. Just for this week, find ways to nurture yourself.