Wellness

Stress is one of those things that everyone has to deal with, but as black women, we seem to deal with it doubly, at times. And no, it's not simply being worried about work, or the kids, or your relationship and then meditating it away. It's actually far deeper than...
Grown Woman Glo Up
The "grown woman glo up" is something we all have to go through in life, and probably a few times, if we're being honest. Getting our money up, leaving those friends we don't really click with anymore, committing to living healthier—it's all a part of the process.  And given that...
Black women dispelling wellness myths
Dodging self-care myths while navigating the wellness waters isn't an easy task—especially when we're just starting out and looking for some sage advice that'll actually help you take good care of ourselves.  I mean, look at how tedious the process can be. We have to think twice about what we...
The most important aspect of staying balanced in mind, body, and soul is having the right elements in your environment to assist you in doing so. No, you don't need to splurge on a million different products, or spend copious amounts of time in silence to be a centered individual,...
The Impressive Benefits of Using Lavender Essential Oil
When your think of lavender, your mind probably goes to the inviting aroma of the spa or your favorite perfume. But, lavender oil is so much more than just a scent. The oil is purported to offer a myriad of health and wellness benefits. So, if you've been sleeping on...
Better Sleep for Black Women
When it comes to getting sleep, we tend to put a lot of emphasis on getting more sleep, but what about getting better sleep? We could spend 15 hours a day in bed, but if the quality of our sleep is trash? Girl, we're better off staying up!  There's a whole lot...
Meditation Alternatives for Black Women
Think back to the first time you tried meditation. Maybe you sat down, tried to clear your mind, and find a place of peace but then that "thing" that happens to all of us happened to you. Your thoughts wouldn't shut off, your posture slipped and your back started...
Black-Owned Wellness Brands
There's something really special about loving on and caring for yourself when the products and items you use were made for people like you, by people like you. That's why it's so incredible (and important!) to see black-owned wellness platforms creating space for black women to thrive and grow...
You know the feeling. You’re up by five every day, you hit the HIIT, head off to work only to be stacked with meetings all day. You miss a deadline or two, and now your boss can’t seem to give you a break. You then get home in the evening...
Black Woman Luxury Self Care
Who doesn't love a little luxury? I know for me, being able to pamper myself in the comfort of my own home after a long week is a dream. Of course, indulging in the typical bubble baths and brunch-time mimosas are more than enough to get me through, but it...
PMS Relief - How To
Premenstrual syndrome, commonly known as PMS, is that really annoying moment of chaos that happens right before your period starts. It's the mood swings, bloating, crazy food cravings, fatigue—yup, all of that can be attributed to PMS.  And honestly? That's not even all there is. Some women experience cramps, flu-like...
@Spicy.Mayo Black Woman Self Care
Building habits that feed your mind, body, and soul are essential to living a healthy, fulfilling life. In an ideal world, we'd have all the time we needed to take care of ourselves. Soak in luxurious bubble baths, regularly travel to yoga retreats, or just stay in...
When did you last practice self-care? How often do you take time to relax or meditate? The modern lifestyle comes with responsibilities and high expectations that motivate us but often leave us feeling overwhelmed and off-balance. We live in a day and age where we are persistently worn out and in...
Health and wellness related goals are among the most popular resolutions for the New Year. A whole bunch of us would like to lose weight, quit smoking or drinking, commit to more days at the gym, or even try yoga—and never actually do it. At the very least, we intend to stay...
do a detox this year
As we prepare for the new year to come, we are also called to look back and reflect on the year that was. This year, more than others asks us to make peace with the feelings and events that put a wet blanket on some of our most hoped for...
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