Wellness

In the wise words of Michael Bublé, ‘it’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life.’ Aren’t we all excited to see a new year amidst the chaos, deaths, environmental disasters, financial slumps, and the Covid-19 crisis? No? Well, don’t worry. This is one hell of a decade,...
Smiling black woman enjoying her afternoon
Let's be real: that afternoon energy slump is no joke. No matter if we're at work, been chillin' at home, or are out and about running errands, we all tend to lose a little bit of steam as the day progresses. And the worst thing about it? We rarely have...
Nothing says "warm and cozy" like lighting up one or two scented candles on those cold, windy autumn days. Admittedly, curling up under a blanket and indulging a good movie or book while my candle flickers in the background is one of my favorite past times. So imagine the joy I...
Feminine hygiene can be a tricky thing to discuss because there's a certain level of shyness surrounding it. However, we're all grown here, so it would be absurd to be embarrassed  about something so natural and normal like caring for yourself. From developing healthy hygiene habits to learning what it...
Being able to turn your home into a place of peace is extremely important because where you lay your head should always be a place of comfort, safety, and sanctuary. This might sound like a tall order, but in reality, it truly only takes small, deliberate efforts.  Changing your environment is...
By now we all know the super obvious signs of stress and anxiety: aches and pains, overwhelming worry, high blood pressure, and extreme physical and mental exhaustion.  But what about the lowkey signs? These are the symptoms that tend to have the most negative impact on our minds and bodies because...
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...
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