|Self-care can be taking the time to enjoy the light and scent of a beautiful candle|
It's also about knowing when I'm reaching my limits in regards to my triggers. There are days where I can talk openly about what happened to Dan. I can speak up about his experience with depression and help others understand some of the challenges that he faced, doing my bit to raise awareness and fight the persistent stigmas. However some days it can be too much. Too heavy. Too personal and too heartbreaking. So it's also about knowing when I have to put my own wellbeing first, identifying the times when I'm nearing exhaustion and working out how to protect that part of me that is still grieving his loss.