billboard with text saying how are you, really?
billboard with text saying how are you, really?
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We’ve all heard of the terms self-love and self-care. Normally it’s thrown around like magic pills you can take to heal yourself. It’s easy to name drop and suggest but rarely is it given the regard it deserves. Self-care is usually promoted as a quick fix remedy that can be found by taking a bubble bath, lighting a candle, or putting on a face mask. While those are all great, the gratification is fleeting and lasts about an hour. Self-love is described as a switch you can automatically turn on and feel. “Love yourself,” they say! …

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