Radical Self-Care: A New Paradigm for Caring for Yourself While Doing All That Other Stuff for Others
We struggle often as adults to create a balance between nurturing our own needs and those of others. If we spend too much time focused on our own wellbeing, we worry about becoming selfish. If we attend only to others, we find ourselves in a state of selflessness, which only feels good temporarily. Join positive psychologist and inspirational speaker, Maria Sirois, in which she offers an emerging model of self-care that respects what we most need while providing the energy and optimism to care for others. Warning: you will actually enjoy your life more as you practice the principles and tools of this model!
Bio: Maria is a master teacher, facilitator and author. She is devoted to the science of well-being and the art of crafting a life and a work that embodies health, passion and success. As a positive psychologist (Psy.D.) and consultant, she focuses on the resilience of the human spirit particularly when under chronic stress, during significant transitions or changes, and/or feeling the shock of wholesale change. Known for her wisdom, authenticity and rampant humor, Maria brings a depth of experience in leadership development and stress management for corporate and non‐profit professionals alike. Her work in the medical, legal, human service, financial, technology and educational sectors focuses on building capacity and engagement around chronic stressors such as conflicting goals, difficult conversations, unrealistic expectations and moments of failure — using such moments to leverage sustained positive shifts in perspective and ability. Her home is in the Berkshire Mountains where she attempts on a daily basis to love her children well enough so that they too find a way to embrace the world with a grounded optimism and a sense of their own strengths. And on most days, she remembers to feed the cat.