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The Required Self-Care For Black Women In 2020

The Required Self-Care For Black Women In 2020

Today I was inspired to write because of two specific Facebook memories that came up in my feed today. The first was my #ThoughtforThursday post from 2015. Oddly enough, it’s even more applicable today, five years later. Who knew that something that I wrote five years ago would resonate so strongly today? What do you […]

Self-Care And The Importance Of Staying True To Yourself

Self-Care And The Importance Of Staying True To Yourself

You can’t get up thinking you’re going to feel confident every day; that’s just not how it works. But you can work on it, and you can get there. And just because you don’t feel great doesn’t mean you make bad decisions. You still make good decisions. On the court, you might not feel good about […]

Moving From Burnout To Balance

Moving  From Burnout To Balance

Until very recently, if you had asked me to make a list of all the things I valued, it wouldn’t have even occurred to me to put myself on it. The list would have everything I always wanted: a super job, a superman and an overall super life. But I wasn’t devoting any time or effort into […]

Practicing Self-Care Means Doing The Things That Make You Strong

Practicing Self-Care Means Doing The Things That Make You Strong

In 2007, when my younger brother died suddenly, one piece of advice I received stuck: Now is a time for strength. Do the things that make you strong.  As I’ve watched heartbreaking events unfold this week and this year, that advice continues to resonate.  When so many of us, regardless of political beliefs, are feeling helpless and […]

Self-Care Is The New Feminism

Self-Care Is The New Feminism

Feminism invites us to call our power back. To advocate effectively for all women, we need to learn to advocate for ourselves. For many women, this is not something that comes naturally in everyday life. For the big stuff, we’re all in. Pay equity, non-violence, ending discrimination — totally. But when it comes to the […]