Articles by Sarah Hittinger, MA, MS

Sarah is a doctoral candidate in Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Clinical Psychology PsyD program. She is completing her pre-doctoral internship at Princeton House Behavioral Health/University Medical Center of Princeton Center for Eating Disorder Care. In the future, she hopes to work as a psychologist with interdisciplinary treatment team providing care to individuals seeking treatment for eating disorders. Sarah loves both her clinical work and her downtime with family and friends.

Showing Up Fully: A Self-Care Paradigm

Showing Up Fully: A Self-Care Paradigm

#Selfcare is trending, folks.

A simple internet search will turn up plenty of lengthy lists of self-care practices and scores of articles about why you should be practicing it (or else!).

There’s no lack of online wellness platforms where you can see people doing #selfcare – taking baths, exercising, cooking nutritious meals, and wearing mud masks.

And yet, with all of these self-care options from all these self-care advocates, it can be overwhelming to decide what to do and what advice to heed, if any at all. Full disclosure: I run one of these online wellness platforms myself.

But it seems like everywhere we go we hear about hundreds of ways to practice self-care, and why we should be doing more of it. Is it just me, or has self-care gotten kind of overwhelming?