Why ‘self-care’ needs more compassion
8 Jan 2021
Why ‘self-care’ needs more compassion

The concept of wellness has gained renewed importance in the wake of COVID-19, yet maintaining one’s physical and mental wellbeing is proving harder for some people than others. How can self-care practices be made more accessible and compassionate to those who need it the most?

Dr. Risa Stein

Dr. Risa Stein holds a PhD in clinical psychology and a master’s degree in organizational leadership. She’s a consultant to universities, non-profits, corporations, and think-tanks on design thinking and innovation, and the author of Best Damn Life Workbook. She is also the founder of Aamica, a start-up that crowdsources compassion and creates meaningful connections between people from all walks of life.

Nnenna Umelloh

Nnenna Umelloh is the founder and CEO of Black Hair Management, a wellness-centered hair care offering. She’s been natural for about ten years and is thrilled to be able to support other women in their journey.

Grace Yoon

Grace Yoon is a herbalist, AADP-certified health practitioner, and founder of Qi Alchemy, a company that specialises in sourcing high-quality herbs and organic superfoods from South Korea. As a pioneer of the K-Wellness space, Yoon is carrying on her grandmother’s legacy of holistic healing by bringing Eastern remedies to the Western world.

Shabana Ebrahem

With over 15 years of experience mapping cultural shifts and trends, Shabana Ebrahem helps brands better contextualise contemporary lifestyle and wellbeing narratives. She's a trusted industry advisor, idea curator, practitioner, and educator, skilled in trend application, research, and cultural insight. Ebrahem has designed and led pivotal foresight and market intelligence projects for leading brands in the UK and globally across industries, including beauty, supplement health, consumer electronics, and retail – making her a go-to specialist for several leading companies.