We all know that stretching is important, but do we know why? Not only is stretching beneficial to muscle flexibility, strength and joint health, but it also helps with stress relief and offers our mind a mental break. In addition, it gives us the opportunity to recharge and stimulate the blood flow throughout our body, … Continue reading Stretch Now for Tomorrow: A Conversation with Stretch Therapist Dominique Young
Lately, it's been so easy to one day be on a high wavelength with myself and the next day not recognize my own thoughts. Couple that with being bombarded with messages from other people—what they think, what they perceive, what they want—and I forget to pay attention to the one voice that matters most...my own! I … Continue reading 31 Days of Wellness: Journal Prompts
Something happened to me the other day that triggered an instant feeling of hurt and even a streak of anger. I was so consumed by the happening that it completely altered my mood. I thought to myself, 'how long are you going to allow this memory to have that affect on you?' So after doing … Continue reading Before healing others, heal yourself.
Some of the strongest people we know have self-loathing issues. Some of them even create the most confident facade but are bound by fear. The truth is, EVERYONE has fears and some type of uncertainty or anxiety about themselves. No one is born feeling empowered as confidence is learned, so it is completely normal to … Continue reading Self-Empowerment From Within
Now that the New Year hype is dying down, let’s chat. I’ve been doing a lot of meditating on the distinction between goals and vision as well as their relationship (to follow along click here), and I think we get so caught up in the “New Year, New Me – Let’s make a vision board!” … Continue reading Write the vision. Make it plain.
Recently I've been excited about finding ways to integrate essential oils into my holistic health routine. These aromatic oils have powerful healing benefits as they can be coaxed from any part of a plant, including seeds, bark, roots, stems, flowers and leaves. Essential oils have a long history in the realms of beauty, spirituality and … Continue reading 5 Essential Oils for Winter Wellness + Recipes for Your Diffuser
So after my Trap Yoga class last week (don't judge me lol), my yoga mates and I stayed behind to have a discussion about the latest happenings in the Black community and the lack of support from Black men, which I'll save that part for a later date. *rolls eyes* Don't you just love being around socially … Continue reading “This Is What a Feminist Looks Like” – Barack Obama
The most uncomfortable feeling I've experienced would have to be facing the unknown. Seriously, the restraint of not being able to decipher what's to come is simply annoying. The thing is, we cannot control everything. We make all of these immaculate plans for our lives, all the while God is laughing because His plan is … Continue reading Be Present.
As a millennial forever on-the-go, it is important that we keep health on the forefront of our agenda. Not only is health our wealth, but being sick completely sucks! Now when I say health, please understand that I am not only referring to physicality. Our mental well-being is just as salient as our physical condition. According to the Department … Continue reading A life well lived is the most exquisite work of art.
I am an educated Black woman, and to some that's a threat. My ancestors shed blood, sweat and tears for me to be able to exude such prestige, which essentially reflects the fact that I am a force to be reckoned with. Every since the days of slavery, constraining Blacks from an education was used as a method … Continue reading One Thing I Know for Sure ….