As women, we are not adequately taught to set boundaries nor the significance of boundary-setting. Consequently, we have learned to disregard and even refute ourselves. When we fail to set personal boundaries, we allow others to decide how to treat us, and quite often our boundaries are still violated and ignored today—which has been our … Continue reading Setting Boundaries is Self-Care
We all have those days where we feel completely exhausted, stressed out, overwhelmed, and anxious. Sometimes life just gets to be too much to handle, and that's exactly why we should always make time for self-care. It doesn't always have to be something extravagant—self-care should be about doing something that makes us feel good, helps … Continue reading Zennnn Out. || A Self-Care Playlist
It is very easy to become stressed and overwhelmed during the holidays—especially with every nook and cranny of the world being adorned in Christmas decor and music. While the holiday season can be full of joy and celebration that isn’t the reality for everyone, and if you are anything like me...this time of year can … Continue reading 12 Days of Self-Care: Staying Grounded During the Holiday Season
The holidays are here, and we’re all looking for special gifts for our loved ones. Have you considered spending some of your hard-earned cash with small, Black-owned businesses? If so, I’ve got the perfect holiday gift guide just for you. If not, below is why you should! Either way, keep reading. Economic advocacy for Black-owned … Continue reading #SupportBlackBusinesses: 2018 Holiday Gift Guide
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.
What can actively be done by us to improve the economic, educational and social conditions of our community? How do we organize and plan to ensure that these ideas are properly executed? How might we overcome assumptions that equates success to white culture? For example, the Grammy’s is greater than the BET Awards; owning a … Continue reading The Sound of Victory: The Past, Present & Future of Sharing Our Stories
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.