Self Care: The Dark Side - by Shelly Prosko

Written by: Dianne Edmonds Posted on 13 May 2018 0

Self care is something I've written about a few years back, learning to add different aspects more deliberately into my day, through the work of Dr Sara Gottfried and also Lisa Grace Byrne from Well Grounded Life. One of the posts was called "Start with one small thing for your self care", with explanations from Lisa saying: This is like putting in one fence post and getting that one fence post in place, before adding more things.

A favourite saying from Dr Sara Gottfried's courses is "Small hinges swing big doors", where she talks about making one small change such as nutritional tweaks or adding in yoga poses, will have "downstream effects". Over time adding in one thing at a time it becomes easier to bring into daily and weekly life, on a more regular basis.

This week I read a blog post by Canadian Physical Therapist Shelly Prosko about redefining self care giving her insights from her research and reflection. Shelly says:


"To me, self-care is more of an approach; a philosophy and a dynamic process, that guides your every moment and is constantly changing".

Shelly talks about some deeper elements of self care which stimulate the need for ongoing review and times of reflection, through her Blog called Self Care: The Dark Side.

                             Thank you Shelly for allowing the share of this link here.

About Shelly
Shelly Prosko is a Physical Therapist, Professional Yoga Therapist and Pilates instructor, is a highly respected pioneer in the area of PhysioYoga Therapy, a combination of Physical Therapy and yoga. 

Since 1998, Shelly has been integrating yoga methods and philosophy into her physical therapy treatments. Her mission is to educate, inspire and empower people to create health by authentically sharing her knowledge, expertise and experience through her teaching both on line and through her extensive travel to deliver courses and present at medical conferences and yoga therapy symposiums. 

Her courses have been well received by health care professionals, yoga therapists, yoga teachers, yoga students and the general population. She is dedicated to bridging the gap between modern healthcare and yoga and believes both approaches offer value and are a perfect blend for effectively addressing health, wellness and rehabilitation.

Shelly has a unique ability of sharing her passion of blending the art and science of yoga with physical therapy in an engaging and valuable way. Participants express feeling inspired with a sense of joy, gratitude, love and authenticity. Shelly considers herself a lifelong student, truth seeker, and change maker.


Shelly Prosko 16/05/2018 5:15:11 AM Dianne, thank you for sharing your thoughts and for sharing my blogpost!

It's fascinating to watch ourselves change and interpret things in different ways as we gain different experiences over time, isn't it?

Thank you for your support and for all the work you do in service to others!

Dianne Edmonds 16/05/2018 8:06:00 PM Thanks Shelly,

You are definitely right there, and I am interested to see how the "over time" evolves now with some deeper thought and reflection following your inspiring blog, and the future work that you do.

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