Last week, I posted on my social media about the mental health benefits of plants, (click here in case you missed it), and a lot of you all plant lovers and plant parents. So I wanted to take the plant conversation a step further. How many of you are gardeners? You may...

Boundaries are so important and vital to your mental health. What I love most about helping clients set healthy boundaries is helping them understand that boundaries and self-care go hand-in-hand. YOUR boundaries are all about YOU! Boundaries assist you with maintainin...

Question: do you know how to rest? Think about it. Living in a society that is production driven, we are socialized to attach our identities and self-worth to our output or the amount of work we have done. Often, we don't allow ourselves a break until we think we have...

I'm the kind of person who changes clothes multiple times a day to fit my mood or boost my mood. It is the ultimate form of self-care for me. If I am feeling cruddy, I will put on some lipstick and a different outfit.....instant mood boost! Especially now that when mos...

Journaling is a powerful tool for healing and managing mental and emotional health. As a child, my mother was always writing. She wrote down everything from lists of things to-do, to the goals she wanted to accomplish. Journaling is a habit that I learned from her....

With the constant influx of information coming at us from everywhere, it is important to keep your mental health and self-care a top priority. The images and news stories that we are exposed to can create feelings of fear, pain, anger, confusion, and anxiety. In today'...

I watched the most recent episode of This Is Us, and as usual, I was blown away by the way they handle mental health; specifically anxiety, panic attacks, familial support, and Black men and therapy. If you haven’t seen this week's episode and want to avoid spoilers, p...

Wow! I am still processing all the magic that happened yesterday. I attended TWO

tour stops for Elaine Welteroth's new book More Than Enough. The amount of #girlpower and #blackgirlmagic that I witnessed was unbelievable! I couldn't believe it and I was there! The first...

Today is global running day. This is a day that celebrates the sport of running. Runners of all ages and abilities pledge to take part in some type of running activity. I have been a runner for about 12 years now. I stared off as a run/walker, then a jogger, and now I...

For Christmas and New Year’s Eve, my husband and I travelled to Greensboro, NC (my hometown), and Toronto, Canada.

My intention is to travel at least 4 times per year. Some of the trips are local/drivable day trips. Other trips require flying both nationally and interna...

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