The Self-Care Project


Healthy habits. Less burnout. More (social)change.

You care about the world. A lot. Ironically, this can mean that your own wellbeing can end up at the bottom of the list of people, issues and campaigns that matter so deeply. Enter… The Self Care Project.

It’s a simple experiment in helping you be more resilient. Why? Because the world needs you. Not the exhausted, frustrated, caffeine and carbo-loaded you, but the you that is effective, powerful, clear-sighted and inspired in your work for the common good of our planet and communities.

Who are we? We’re a group folks not too different from you. We want to take our self-care seriously, while not taking ourselves too seriously. We think it’s a recipe for stronger, sustainable movements, with healthier and happier people behind them.

Please join us.





We are living in a critical time, with increasing environmental and social pressures, It can feel like we have a rapidly shrinking time frame for making change. This pressure-cooker of a situation leaves many of us working frantically, thinking short-term, and feeling disconnected from what really enlivens us. It can even make us act like jerks, sometimes, even though we’re actually decent people.

Often self-care solutions are part of this same reactive paradigm. They’re about indulgence and escapism, consumption and justification. They’re often coping mechanisms that don’t really serve us. We want to talk about self-care in a way that has integrity with our values, and that sustains us for the long haul. We want to engage self-care in a way that has integrity with our values, and sustains us for the long haul.


Most of the project will happen in small groups (of 12-16), with a skilled facilitator, a bunch of activities and resources, and some space for each group to shape what they want to focus on. It will open with a full orientation day, followed by 8 weekday evening sessions, one every two weeks, and then a closing day to be planned by the group.

Weekly sessions will run from 7—9 pm, and will be hosted in people’s homes. The registration form below asks what weekday evenings you are available. Groups will be created to best meet availability and accessibility needs, as commitment to each session is important.

Cost: Sliding Scale (suggested contribution between $100-$250). We firmly believe that good self-care isn’t a luxury, and so a self-care program shouldn’t cost an arm and a leg. We’re charging enough to be able to provide an honorarium to our facilitators, and to cover a few basic program expenses. If this cost is prohibitive to you, we’d be happy to chat about paying in installments, or providing a reduced rate. If you want to be part of the program, we want you to be there.


This is an evolving, learning project, and we will be collecting feedback and making improvements along the way. We can promise that it will be imperfect. And we can promise that you will meet some amazing people, be part of a changing paradigm and leave different than when you arrived. We’re grateful that you’ll be part of the exploration!