Self-Care Is Too Much Work

Andrea Laiacona Dooley
4 min readMar 13, 2022

Revising My Ideas About Wellness

Photo by Luis Villasmil on Unsplash

As a working mother in the United States in 2022, I often hear that I am supposed to be engaged in something called “self-care.” Based on my Instagram feed, self-care involves lavender oil, the Calm app, and self-forgiveness. Or maybe it involves something called “me time” and a nail salon. It’s also possibly a Peloton ride or an over-budget handbag purchase. Unclear, because I don’t…

Andrea Laiacona Dooley

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