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.
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.