As I continue this work of self-care and intense emotional discovery, I keep coming across books and magazines and essays that I want to shove in everyone’s hands and say, “READ THIS. IT WILL KEEP YOU SANE.” I started keeping a list on my phone but I wanted to create something that made it accessible to all the women who make up this glorious community.
After years of skipping my annual physical, I finally made an appointment to go this past March. I couldn’t call myself a self-care coach if I hadn’t gotten a full medical work up since my son was born in 2008. That just doesn’t work. Upon my visit, most of my tests were great — except my blood pressure was sky-high. I was only 30 so
As a child, my mother would allow us to take one “mental health day” per semester. It was one day where we could tell her that we didn’t want to go to school, that we needed a day to catch up on rest or just not spend all day staring at our teacher. I didn’t think much of it at the time but looking back,
As a black woman, I feel tremendous pressure sometimes to “make it,” to be the one who can help lift everyone else up in the family. It is partially what has driven me over the past six years of self-employment, that feeling of if I can just work hard enough, I can free everyone I love. I get frustrated at my progress sometimes. I want