• Massages + Self care
    Mindfulness Living,  Self-Care

    Are Massages Worth it?

    Well apparently it is “Everybody Deserves a Massage Week”! First off, I had no idea that this was even a thing, secondly, say no more! Massages as simple as they are, is an amazing tool to have in the self care toolkit. In its most simplest definition a massage is the act of kneading and rubbing the body with the hands. During a massage pressure is placed on various parts of the joints, muscles and body to release pain + tension. We are talking a physical, emotional and mental type of self-care when it comes to massages. Massages are much more than just a way to relax or a very…

  • Skin
    Self-Care

    Anti- Aging Skin Habits

    That Wont Break the Bank Unless you are new here, then you already know self care is one of my ESSENTIAL non-negotiable acts that I do for myself on a daily basis. For me self care and skin care go hand in hand. So taking care of my skin is a huge priority for me. Regardless if its self care or skin care, I am all about doing the things that help my cup stay full + treating my body right. Lately I have been on a major skin care overhaul and I realized that it is super easy to get caught up in the product hype and over purchase.…

  • mental health
    Personal Growth,  Self-Care

    Mental Health + BIPOC

    There is no secret + no surprise that people of color are one of the largest underrepresented groups when it comes to mental health care. July is marked as mental health awareness month for Black, Indigenous, People of Color and this topic of health is right on time. July has been designated to amplify the major need that is very apparent in our communities in a hope to take away the stigmata surrounding mental health. The shift Mental health especially in communities of color isn’t normalized or discussed openly. There has always been bit of a stigmata surrounding health care professionals and seeking out counseling. This is largely due to…

  • emotions empath
    Mindfulness Living,  Self-Care

    Are you Exhausted? Self -Care Tips for Exhausted Empaths

    Being an Empath can be challenging in general, but right now more than ever it is EXHAUSTING. Not to be confused with just having empathy which is surface level, the ability to understand or share feelings of others. Being an empath or a highly sensitive person goes much deeper than understanding feelings and emotions that don’t belong to you. As an empath we hold space for others; their emotions and energies take up space within our bodies + minds while sometimes displacing our own emotions and feelings. So to keep it simple to understand an empath, if you feel it they feel it. Having the ability to have an open…

  • Exfoliate = Healthy Skin
    Lifestyle,  Self-Care

    Do You Even Exfoliate?

    Did you know that your skin is the largest organ of your entire body? Its funny to think about skin as an organ, but it is. Our skin is much like a child or an older person, honest to a fault. If something isnt right on the inside, it will most definitely present itself on the outside.  Taking care of your skin can be so easy with the basics of staying hydrated, eating properly and exfoliating regularly. Yes you read that correctly. Exfoliating. Exfoliating is a key process that so many people miss when it comes to caring for the skin, and not just the skin on our faces.  As…

  • Lifestyle,  Self-Care

    Sea Moss: The New SuperFood

    Have you been seeing Sea Moss aka Irish Sea Moss all over these internets lately? Well, that is likely due to the fact that most of us are still at home with lots of time to research ways to boost our immune systems + natural ways to fight off Covid. Pause. I am not telling you that Sea Moss prevents Covid. Keep reading….. If you have found yourself in the same boat of researching natural boosters you may be wondering how did you NOT know about the HolyGrail that is Sea Moss.  Don’t worry my friend, I am right there with you. I first learned about it a few years…

  • Mindfulness Living,  Self-Care

    Breathing Deep

    Big inhale in through the nose, filling up the lungs. Open mouth exhale slowly allowing the breath to leave the lungs. Do this twice more, taking your time to inhale deeply and exhale fully. Did you know breathing is part of our life force? That stress + anxiety can be reduced and managed through your breath? In times of stress or anxiety the way that we breath can be affected, causing us to breathe at a shorter and faster rate. This increase in the pace or rate of your breathing causes you to take in less oxygen which of course adds more to your stress and anxiety.  Slowing your breathing…

  • Mindfulness Living,  Self-Care

    Self Care : Quarantine Edition

    Depending on where you live, you may have been stuck inside for at least a week. Here in Charlotte NC we have been home for a little over 2 weeks with 28 days to go (as of now). If you know me then you know that Self Care is my jam, my love language + the way that I take care of my mental, physical and emotional well being. Self Care is so much more than a mani pedi. (Truth moment, I wouldn’t turn down a pedicure right now) Taking the time to take care of you is always important. Especially right now during this season of isolation + less…

  • Lifestyle,  Mindfulness Living,  Self-Care

    Boost your Immune System

    Unless you have been virtually living under a rock, there is no way Covid-19 hasn’t affected your life in one form or another. Now while we all wait in our socially distant quarantines, you may be thinking ok now what? Whats next other than waiting and playing board games or watching Netflix. One thing that you could do during this time is take steps to boost your immune system! Doesn’t sound as thrilling as a good show on Netflix, but is extremely important especially during this season of uncertainty. Front Line Defense On the front lines in this battle of health, our Immune System fights off any form of virus,…

  • Mindfulness Living,  Self-Care

    Making Sleep A Priority

    Getting a good nights sleep is a form of self care for me. I have a sweet spot, its 7 hrs. After 7 solid hours of sleep at night I am a wonderful human being ready to kick ass. If I get anything less than 6 hrs, I’m still quite pleasant BUT the fuse is very very short. Now at this point in our lives I’m sure we all know the benefits of getting a solid amount of sleep each night. I’m also pretty sure we are all aware of the health benefits of being rested. The real question is how many of us are actually taking the steps to…

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