Mindful Self-Care with Shelly Tygielski

In this 8-part series, you'll learn to nourish the core of your being in a way that will help you weather uncertainty, communicate and listen with compassion, and help you work together towards a better, shared future for us all. Self-care is not frivolous; self-care is a radical act of love.

Grassroots mindfulness activist Shelly Tygielski spent almost 20 years in corporate America before becoming a teacher of “modern-life mindfulness” full-time. Shelly has taught mindfulness to trauma workers, women’s groups, social justice organizations, schools, athletes, and corporations. She co-hosted a loving-kindness event with Sharon Salzberg to serve the Parkland school community. Now she leads group mindfulness sessions on the beach in Florida, and takes mindfulness to the heart of trauma, helping the families of Parkland cope with unimaginable loss.

Mindful Self-Care with Shelly Tygielski

In this 8-part series, you’ll learn to nourish the core of your being in a way that will help you weather uncertainty, communicate and listen with compassion, and help you work together towards a better, shared future for us all. Self-care is not frivolous; self-care is a radical act of love.

Session #1: The Five Rules of Self-Care

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The Five Rules for Self-Care 

Being whole and meeting our own emotional and physical needs first, is the only way we will build the world we want to see in the future. Read More 

  • Shelly Tygielski
  • January 9, 2019

Session #2: “No” Is A Complete Sentence

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“No” Is A Complete Sentence 

“No” is a word most of us use too infrequently. And, what’s worse, when we say “No” we usually add on all sorts of wheedly explanations. But “No” is a complete sentence, and here’s why. Read More 

  • Shelly Tygielski
  • January 16, 2019

Session #3: How to Find Your Self-Care Squad

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How to Find Your Self-Care Squad 

Building communities of care creates a culture of compassion and accountability, inspiring you to be the best version of yourself. Read More 

  • Shelly Tygielski
  • January 23, 2019

Session #4: Is It a Bad Day or Is it Burnout?

Session #5: Learning to Say, “I Need Help”

Session #6: Why You Need a Self-Care Plan

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Why You Need a Self-Care Plan 

Shelly Tygielski offers a three-step exercise to help you get started with your own self-care plan—no bubble bath required. Read More 

  • Shelly Tygielski
  • October 1, 2021

Session #7: Self-Care for Difficult Times

Session #8: Transforming Self-Care into a Movement

About the author

Shelly Tygielski

Shelly Tygielski, is the author of the upcoming book, Sit Down to Rise Up: How Radical Self-Care Can Change the World from New World Library. She is also the founder of Pandemic of Love, a global, grass-roots, volunteer led mutual aid community that has directly matched over 1.7 million people since the beginning of the COVID19 pandemic, accounting for over $57 million in direct transactions. Her work has been featured in over 100 media outlets including CNN Heroes of 2020, Forbes, Upworthy, The Kelly Clarkson Show, CBS This Morning, the New York Times and Washington Post. Shelly has been hailed by individuals from President Joe Biden to Arianna Huffington, and Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn to Maria Shriver. Shelly is a trauma-informed mindfulness teacher named one of the “12 Powerful Women of the Mindfulness Movement” by Mindful Magazine in 2019. She teaches formalized self-care and resilience practices at organizations around the world, and is widely regarded as a self-care activist.

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