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A space dedicated to the self. Here you’ll find general posts on ways to care for, love, and further develop yourself as you navigate the world.

A Self-Care Essential: How To Create A Better Sleep Routine In 4 Easy Steps

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“Sleep has been provided by nature to do the body’s healing work, and it takes seven or eight hours for this process to happen. Commit to getting at least seven to eight hours of good quality sleep every night to keep your body and hormones in balance.” – Suzanne Somers There was a point in my life when getting just wasn’t a necessity. I’d been preached at for years about the importance of sleep when […]

Let’s Get Physical: How Exercise Positively Effects Your Well-Being

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You’re only one workout a day from a good mood. – Unknown We all know that regular exercise is good for our physical health. But did you know that it can seriously impact your mood, improve your sleep and sex life, and  help you regulate emotions when dealing with stress and anxiety? The connection between fitness and overall wellness is something that affects everyone. No matter your age, ability, or fitness level – exercising regularly […]

5 Daily Habits For A Healthy Mindset

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“Once your mindset changes, everything on the outside will change along with it.” As the years go by, I am sure we’ve all noticed that mental health and topics that focus on the intricate processes of our minds are becoming less taboo to talk about. More studies are being published that focus on the importance of practicing healthy habits not only physically, but mentally.  We’re gradually learning that there are many incidents and events that, […]

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, completely messed up, and you’re left feeling like there’s nothing you can do to make it better. You might’ve absentmindedly, or 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 – Solange You’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 […]

Eye Of The Storm: Expressing Emotion

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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 […]

Meditation: 20 Tips for Beginners

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I’m starting to see a lot of people making New Years resolutions, vowing to start meditating. Are you feeling lost on the subject? Let this be a quick starting point to get you going on your meditation journey. Many are well aware of the benefits that meditation brings when it comes to strengthening the mind and body. Some have even attempted to practice it, but, after many failed attempts at quieting their thoughts in hopes […]

8 Easy Ways to Practice Self-Love

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So, who/what is the most important person/thing in your life? A lot of people will automatically list their significant other, boss, or their job as their top priority – along with earning money, supporting their family, and having something (hopefully fulfilling) to occupy themselves with. I’ve noticed that for many of us the most important person in our lives happens to be someone outside of us. It’s usually a person we’re trying to please, which leads […]