Author: Isha Floyd

Planning vs. Flowing: How To Find The Right Balance

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Work and life aren’t opposing forces to balance; they go hand-in-hand and are intertwined as different elements of the same person: you. – Melissa Steginus If living through a global pandemic has taught me anything over the last 18 months, it’s that no matter how hard you try, you can’t plan everything. In fact, I’ve learned to get comfortable with uncertainty – the unknown.  In a sense, it feels like the world has been put […]

How To Create A Daily Self-Care Routine (Mind, Body + Soul)

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Self-Care is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation. – Audre Lorde We all know it’s good for us, but let’s face it, practicing self-care on a regular basis can be difficult. Especially when we live in a world that places our value on productivity – how many hours we work, or how much money we make. A world that encourages people pleasing, inadvertently forcing a disconnect between yourself and you.  While the rise in Girl Boss […]

The Power Of Positive: Gratitude

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I get it, some days are ridiculously frustrating and messed up and you’re left feeling like there’s nothing you can do to make it better. You might’ve absentmindedly + accidentally stirred your tea the wrong way and walla! – the whole day ends up feeling like crap. What? Was that not how you expected this to begin? Searching for my usual words of positivity and inspiration?  Then clearly you already have the right mindset. You […]

Borderline: Self-Care For Brown Girls

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Inspiration: Borderline (An Ode to Self Care) by Solange We been lovers on a mission  / So let’s take an intermission – SolangeYou’ve been overexposed. Overexposure is defined simply as excessive exposure, especially to something harmful. Many people (especially black people) can 100% admit to experiencing this recently along with the overwhelming feeling and exhaustion that comes with it. In a quote from Self Magazine, psychotherapist, Alanna Gardner, M.F.T., refers to life for black people […]

Black Butterfly: Rise Up Even Higher

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Inspiration (Music): Black Butterfly / Deniece WilliamsSet the skies on fire. Rise up even higher. So the ageless winds of time can catch your wings. How do you speak when you’re speechless? How can you be heard when ears that could and should be making a difference turn in the opposite direction? Oh, I guess they’re deaf now / Suddenly they blind too. Where do you begin when its been the same thing over and […]

Eye Of The Storm: Finding Calm In Self Expression

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Definition: The calm region at the center of a storm, or hurricane.  Separately, we’ve all experienced miniature blips in existence. Moments that push us five steps backwards after we’ve just taken three forward. Sudden. Moments that hurt, that induce anxiety and fear, testing for strength, determination, and fight / or flight. Resistance. Moments that push hard, knowing how to test our limits, and hoping to lead us towards awakened streams of new desires. Revival. Moments […]

2019: My Year-End Soundtrack

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CONCEPT I: Driving smoothly on a warm summer evening, taking a backroad. The sun has finally made its way beyond the horizon and baby pink streaks of ombre light line the darkening skies – tranquility. Street lights pass by in a whiff, lighting the way and highlighting your face. It’s getting cool outside and there’s a slight breeze making its way through the rolled down windows. Inhale / exhale – peace. There’s a rhythmic thump […]

2020: Step In, Step Up (It’s All You)

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Hyping you up for the New Year. The New Decade. The New Better You. Repetitive, but necessary. 2020 is on it’s way, and along with it comes the heartfelt social media declarations of potential future successes. Excitement. You may have notebooks full of self-development plans and life-changing ideas in your mind. You may be buzzing with joy, carrying high expectations for every aspect of your life, hoping that the New Year will be the catalyst that […]