Let's Get Well

Let's Get Well

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...

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I can’t keep calm because I have anxiety!

I can’t keep calm because I have anxiety!

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!

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Acts of Gratitude

Acts of Gratitude

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.

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Wellness Women of Color You Should Follow

Wellness Women of Color You Should Follow

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! 

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Identity & Self-Care

Identity & Self-Care

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.

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LGBTQ Support Group

LGBTQ Support Group

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.” 

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Helping to Heal Our Children

Helping to Heal Our Children

The number of children who observe violence at home is estimated to be 3 million every year. These statistics are alarming. Verbal and physical abuse can be equally harming. This can leave an impact on future generations and backtrack society as a whole. 

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Breastfeeding Tips

Breastfeeding Tips

It is essential for a mother to breastfeed in order to provide their baby with enough nutrients. These nutrients protect their baby from diseases, infections and help digestion. There are certain foods mothers should have in their diets to breastfeed their baby healthily.

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Essential Oils Can Make A Difference

Essential Oils Can Make A Difference

A natural plant-based oil is composed of biologically volatile compounds that run through your brain in areas of emotion and memory. By simply applying essential oils to your pulse points (where your blood is closer to your skin) and then inhaling you can have the best results.

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The Benefits of Infant Massage

The Benefits of Infant Massage

An infant massage not only ensures quality time between the parent and the infant, but it improves the well being of the baby as well. Massages control hormones, which lead to controls of stress, improve sleep and minimize crying...

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Self-esteem: Development & Growth of Children

Self-esteem: Development & Growth of Children

Self-esteem is important for the development and growth of children. Children who have low self-esteem, have negative thoughts about themselves, give up easily and feel like they do not belong at school or in groups/sports...

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Renewal and Rebalancing

Renewal and Rebalancing

After a long day of work and still many tasks to go, we create busy routines in our lives. It's hard to notice we didn't take care of ourselves the way we should and this creates a build up of stress...

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Why are childbirth classes important?

Why are childbirth classes important?

Childbirth classes are a safe space to openly ask any questions, clarify any hospital procedure or acquire knowledge about pain relief. By preparing for delivery, you are making this beautiful time in your life the most comfortable as possible.

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