It is time for a "Choose Your Card" reading! Take a deep breath and center your energy.Read More
In the classic song, “I Can See Clearly Now,” Jimmy Cliff sings about the freedom we feel when clarity comes into our lives. This makes way for the rainbows and sunny days in his song, and disperses dark clouds and obstacles.
The lack of clarity leads to indecision and chaos.Read More
What if you look at every moment as an invitation to connect with the abundant energy of the universe? The abundant energy of the universe is the source that we tap into, on the emotional and spiritual level, that allows prosperity to show up in this physical reality.Read More
I’ve always had a zest for traveling but have never worked up the nerve to take the ultimate leap oversees and see the world. Just as Maya Angelou once said, “I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass. ”That’s so true and that’s what these wanderlust women are doing.Read More
When I was pregnant with my first child, I had moments when I felt like an alien was growing inside me and taking over my body, causing me to be sick and tired all the time. I was scared – was this a normal thought to be having? Was something wrong with me?Read More
This past weekend I had the opportunity to attend the 2nd Annual Sacramento Black Women’s Health & Wellness Conference. It was a day-long conference dedicated to empower and educate black women on the health issues that we face within our community.
When I first heard of this conference I was super excited to learn more about how to take care of myself...Read More
Sound familiar? You are not alone. Almost everyone I know has been experiencing anxiety in some form recently. Whether it is from politics, concerns about health care, police brutality, life stress, loss, hormonal changes, or some unknown reason – there is a lot to feel anxious about these days!Read More
I tend to be open about my mental health as it relates to my experience with grief and depression as a way to continue to raise awareness and create dialogue for both issues. Speaking up about it offers me a sense of peace of mind as I’ve been lucky to find...Read More
Take a moment and think of your greatest fear. Name it and now go do it. Not so easy, right? I know for sure how you may be feeling. For some of us, we allow our fears to get the best of us while others go head first through it.Read More
As the school year comes to a close for myself and my students, I reflect and think back on how this has been a year filled with ups and downs. As my students are preparing for their next chapter – college, their gratitude has reminded me to express my gratitude no matter what.Read More
I love learning about wellness and consider myself to be a wellness junkie. I’ll admit that I’m not an expert at self-care and fall off the wellness wagon here and there. But, at least I’m being fully honest about it. When I’m feeling a bit lazy and tired, I turn to social media and browse through my self-care pro’s pages. I guess that also counts as practicing self-care. Right? Yes!Read More
Take a moment and think about the last time you took a “sick day” at work. How long ago was it? Hopefully not too often and also not too long ago. I know you may be wondering where I’m going with this, so let me explain.Read More
Identity can be defined and explained in so many different ways. It can bring up various emotions and feelings when folks take the time to allow themselves to become vulnerable and dig deep into their identities. That’s exactly what I asked the participants in my first workshop at Community Well to do.Read More
Our parents, or the people who raised us, mold our beliefs, teach us about rules to follow, show us how we should act and what roles we play. For example, at a young age we are nice to people or we have to deal with consequences such as time-out or a call home can follow. Parents play an important role in how their children will treat others. According to Kids in the House, "Knowing information early can help prevent so many of the self-esteem damaging experiences that LGBTQ and Trans individuals face.”Read More