​​Selfish is Not a Four-Letter Word

Rosie Bank

Copyright © 2019 Rosie Bank

​We are in week number four of the quarantine as a result of Covid 19. As I scroll through some of my earlier posts, I see how my perspective has changed regarding, both through my own experience and what I glean from my clients. Regarding self-care, I notice a pattern for some people who were not used to practicing this prior to the shelter-in-place. Before we had all this time on our hands, people were often too busy to do things like meditate, stretch, get a massage, prepare wholesome meals, etc. And now... I have heard from more than a few that they are too stressed. 

Here's the thing: self-care is something we practice. For example, "positive self-tal​k", which is in the same category ​as "reaching for positive thoughts", are part of my core message when helping others and helping myself. What better time to rely on this form of wellness than at times of exceedingly exceptional stress. ​

There's that word rely. Relying on wholesome food, ample rest, fulfilling interaction with others (even if via video chat for now) in order to feel whole and intact is the point. I rely on my practices and I wouldn't expect to feel happy, balanced, and sane if I disregarded them.

Stay safe. Read below. Selfish is not a four-letter word.

Peace and love,


This article appeared in the Wellness Universe blog section on the Wellness Universe website. As a brand new member of this online community, I am very pleased to have a blog to contribute. I hope you find something in this to relate to. Who doesn't need some encouragement now and then to make time for self-care?

​This is from the original article...

As recently as this week, a new client told me she considered taking the time to care for herself as an indulgence.

Her word was “selfish” with an obvious negative connotation.

She shared her reluctance to make time for herself with food, rest, and exercise.

Sound familiar?

In this article, I’d like to open a conversation about what we tell ourselves about making self-care a priority. Might we have told ourselves mis-truths on this important front? Getting clear on this topic can make a difference that starts, but does not end with, ourselves.

Please click here to read the entire article. (In keeping with my agreement with Wellness Universe.)

Eat Nutritious Food by Rosie Bank

Rosie Bank is a Board Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, the founder of Health Matters Coaching, and the author of the book Health Matters

Rosie also holds these qualifications:

  • Graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition
  • Certification in Plant Based Nutrition by The Center for Nutrition Studies (e-Cornell). 
  • Nutrition and Wellness Consultant certification through the American Fitness Professionals Association.
  • Nutrition Advisor through Sanoviv Medical Institute.
  • Advanced Rolfer and Rolf Movement Educator
  • ​Graduate Iyengar Yoga Institute

Rosie ​founded The Vitality Club in Brentwood, CA in 2018.

​Want to chat with Rosie to ask her a question, see how she can help you maximize your health, address your concerns, and achieve your goals​? Chat with Rosie

Interested in having Rosie speak to your organization? ​Click here

Read Rosie's story here.