Redefining how we think about self-care

A WorkWell podcast with Dr. Pooja Lakshmin

Real self-care is more than just massages, cleanses, and bubble baths.

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Self-care is a popular term, but what is it really? Real self-care is hard work and involves making difficult choices in your own life. How can we change our mindset around self-care to ensure that we're taking care of ourselves and not just following the latest faux-wellness fads?

On this episode, Jen Fisher, talks with Dr. Pooja Lakshmin, a board-certified psychiatrist, a clinical assistant professor, author, and the founder and CEO of Gemma, about what real self-care is, and how setting boundaries and identifying values helps people achieve their wellness goals.


Real self-care takes strategy, and that is different for everybody. It's not something that you can just buy off the shelf, it's actually something that you have to create. Looking at your own your own life, your own priorities, your own values –real self-care is an internal process.

– Pooja Lakshmin, author of Real Self-Care, A Transformative Program for Redefining Wellness

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On the WorkWell podcast series, we talk about all things well-being. Stay up-to-date with the latest health and wellness trends and discover tips and tricks along the way with host Jen Fisher, Deloitte chief well-being officer. Subscribe today and learn ways to enrich your own well-being, improve work-life balance, and create a culture of wellness at work. Each podcast is designed to help you better understand–and more importantly—embed well-being into your life and work! Visit the WorkWell library for the full collection of episodes and learn more about well-being at Deloitte.

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