Reclaiming Self-Care | Natalie Muskin-Press | TEDxValparaisoUniversity

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I have been thinking about what Radical Self-Care looks like in a world that that pushes productivity and capitalism. What we would choose to do to take care of ourselves if the goal wasn’t “to keep working or performing better or meeting all our responsibilities.” I want to explore what it would mean to not just get off the hamster wheel but try to stop it for yourself and others. Natalie Muskin-Press is a Licensed Clinical Addictions Counselor who has been working in Higher Education for the last 10 years. Prior to that she spent 3 years working in the community providing Intensive OutPatient Treatment to adults and adolescents and running a residential Recovery Home for women. Her work is grounded in her belief in the autonomy of every human being and that everyone’s worth exists outside of what they do for a living or what they achieve. She is the mother of 2 children and 2 dogs and loves to read, laugh with friends, buy gifts for others, and watch TV and play video games with her husband. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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