Eating the Elephant: Why I Finally Went to Therapy

For a long time now, I’ve likened writing to therapy. It’s a cheap way to get my thoughts in a row, to temper the negativity of my life with the positivity. Through writing, I’ve learned new things about myself that I otherwise might not have ever uncovered. I’ve analyzed problems and worked through complicated, conflicted emotions....more
Me too, I'm eating an elephant right now, too!!  Thanks so much for sharing this, I feel better ...more

National Women's Health Week: African American Women Health Matter

"If you a fly gal, get your hair done, get a pedicure, your nails did and get your annually check up." -Missy ft Drea, Work It Remixed by Brown Girl From Boston *I have added the annually check up piece*...more

Broke your parenting rules? Self care means self forgiveness

I write a lot about parenting. I write as a parent, I write for parents, I write about how I parent. I talk about parenting a lot too. And when I talk and share and write, people talk and share and write back. One thing that struck me about the way people are responding to my messages is, they seem to think that my “rules” are absolute, that there is no “wiggle room” in my parenting methods....more

Lessons From Winter

My Top Favorite Beauty Products for February

I am a firm believer that when you look good, you work smarter. Here are some of my top beauty products that make me look great, stay productive and keep focused on my tasks. You can still do glam even if you are working solo at home everyday. Have some fun! ...more

Take Care of Yourself This Weekend With a Self Care Saturday

As a clinical social worker seeing clients and as an educator of future social work students, I encourage others to practice self care on a regular basis. Surprisingly, the art of self care does not come naturally to many people. In all honesty, self care is something that I often have to make a conscious effort to do. By nature, I am a Type A perfectionist who in the past felt I should be able to do everything. Believing that lead me to a world where I was physically exhausted, had no time for any fun things, diagnosed with hypothyroidism and on the verge of burn out in my career. Over the past seven years, I have learned the importance of self care. ...more
conchladyseaweed Just remember that you are as important as anyone else in your life. If you do ...more

How to Say No

Knowing the appropriate times to say yes and no is a significant part of self care. Earlier this week, I shared a post on the Power of Yes....more

Self Care Saturday | A Space of Your Own

 Do you have a space of your own in your life?Creating a space that is strictly your own can be difficult. The reasons can be many and varied; you live in a small apartment, you've outgrown your house or simply you have too much stuff. Creating a space of your own signifies a place where you can take a deep breath, get away from the chaos of the day and simply feel comfortable....more