Mom-umental, Spirituality & Self Care

Self Care Isn’t Face Masks & Bubble Baths – Here’s What Self Care is When You’re a Mom

Lately, the term “self-care” has gained recent popularity. More and more people are accepting the fact that taking care of yourself enables you to be your best self in external areas in your life. While this is very true, marketing companies have used this term to sell various products like face masks, bubble baths, and other items with the label…

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Spirituality & Self Care

“When You Know Better, You Do Better”

This week on my favorite podcast, Oprah’s Super Soul, she shared an invaluable lesson that she learned from the one and only Dr. Maya Angelou. “When you know better, you do better”. Seven simple words strung together to create a powerful statement which we should all inculcate into our hearts and minds.  So what does it mean? “When you know…

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Spirituality & Self Care

Cultural Identification & Mental Health: Using Your Roots to Calm and Uprooted Mind

“How do you identify culturally?” A few weeks ago, during a session with my therapist, I was presented with this question. I shrugged and hesitantly answered, “I don’t know, I’m African-American.” She scribbled my answer down while I anxiously tried to get a glimpse of her notes. The question definitely took me back. Usually, when someone asks about my ethnicity,…

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Spirituality & Self Care

The Art of Letting Sh*t Go

The Art of Letting Shit Go, what does it mean? On my personal growth journey, I’ve learned that letting go of negative emotions that we tie to painful memories makes us receptive to new positive experiences. Imagine that you are on a long journey and you come to an old bridge. This bridge can only support so much weight, and…

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Spirituality & Self Care

10 Ways to Welcome Spring

Today marks the first day of Spring, and where I live, I was pleased to wake up to 50-degree weather and sunshine. Spring is my favorite season. After a long, cold, and bitter winter, it’s amazing to watch everything come back to life. There’s a feeling of rebirth and youth in the air as baby birds start chirping in the…

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Embracing the Water In Your Personality

The middle of March is the peak of Pisces season on the zodiac calendar. In my opinion, Pisces seems to be the most underrated and underappreciated signs, often being labeled as overly emotional and creative introverts. But as I’ve learned to be more in touch with my water dominant personality, I’ve come to appreciate that we are in fact, one…

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Spirituality & Self Care

Changing the Black Girl Narrative : Introduction

In my personal opinion, Black women have a particular mystery about them which could be translated as magical. Historically resilient, fierce, loyal, and resourceful, Black women have had to overcome numerous obstacles and today, still, fight for equality and for their voices to be heard. I’m sure it can be agreed on by many, that although we come from various…

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