To illustrate the need for what we do, we’d like to share Mari’s story. Mari was introduced to Community Well at our 1st Annual Kids’ Clothing Swap in 2015. She heard of us through word of mouth and wanted to attend an event to get a feel for what Community Well was.Read More
There’s no denying that sleeping during the day is a bit harder than at night. Not only are our bodies conditioned to rest when the sun goes down, it’s often hard to sleep thinking about all the things you could be doing in the sunshine.Read More
Everyone wants to be the healthiest possible version of themselves, but making that a reality is hard to do. In a world where convenience rules and spare time is hard to come by, it’s so much easier to cruise through a drive-through than spend an hour cooking dinner.Read More
Spring may have officially arrived, but plenty of communities are still dealing with blustery winter weather, and may continue to well into the months when we usually welcome warmer temperatures. For lots of folks, this means that their beloved outdoor exercise routines are going to have to stay on hold for a while longer.
Not to worry, though. There are plenty of ways to keep your exercise routine on track...Read More
I experienced that wonderful ‘light bulb moment,’ a surge of happiness moved all
throughout my body. I arrived in myself again, neutral gaze, sitting peacefully
simultaneously aware and unaware.
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
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