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There Is an Art to Isolation: Here’s a Guide to Staying Centered

How the Chinese tradition of confinement inspired my shelter-in-place self-care

A photo of an Asian woman watering plants on her windowsill at home.
Photo: LOUISE BEAUMONT/Getty Images

InIn Chinese culture, there’s an ancient tradition of postpartum confinement, or 坐月子 (zuo yue zi) in Mandarin. The literal translation is “sitting the month” and refers to how, following childbirth, a new mother will rest at…

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Amber Gibson

Amber Gibson

Journalist. Flâneuse. Champagne lover. Forbes columnist covering luxury travel, food & wine. http://instagram.com/amberyv/