#Mindfulness · Spiritual Wellness · Yoga, Physical Movement, and Embodied Healing

Deepening my spiritual practice with Yoga

Hi Everyone, I want to reflect on some of the ways that my yoga practice has enhanced and deepened my spirituality.  First, I believe that yoga in itself is a very spiritual endeavor.  The very idea that one exercise can help to align the mind and the body through specific poses and breathwork, is a… Continue reading Deepening my spiritual practice with Yoga

Affirmations · Essential/Aromatherapy Oils · Mental Wellness

Gettin’ my mind right!: Brainpower Essential Oil

Hi Everyone! I want to talk about how I use essential oils to help me focus.  Write now, I am in graduate school and all I do is WRITE!! And I will admit, sometimes, it’s hard for me to stay focused.  And in graduate school, it will be a great benefit to you if you have… Continue reading Gettin’ my mind right!: Brainpower Essential Oil

Affirmations · Books, Movies, and Literature on Self-Care & Wellness · Spiritual Wellness

The Importance of a Vision Book

Hi Everyone! One of the things that I’ve been working on lately is writing in my vision book.  This vision book consists of ALL of the goals, dreams, ideas, thoughts, desires, affirmations and hopes that relate to my personal and professional life. I use the word “vision” intentionally here. Vision implies seeing. And it’s important that I not… Continue reading The Importance of a Vision Book

#Mindfulness · Mental Wellness · Spiritual Wellness

Minding my Mindfulness: Letting Go

For the past 4 weeks, I’ve been actively engaged in a MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) course at a University Medical Center here in Chicago. Let me first say that I love this course! We engage in the opportunity to learn about the principles and major concepts of mindfulness as well as engage in some actual… Continue reading Minding my Mindfulness: Letting Go

Books, Movies, and Literature on Self-Care & Wellness · Self-Care Salute!

Self-Care Salute!: 4 Sistas Dedicated to Self-Care and Wellness to Know About

Self-care is definitely a journey! And I am here to say that there are some ladies that God put here on this earth that have definitely helped me on my journey. In this blog post, I want to give a shout-out to 4 sistas who are out here, working, caring, and healing. These women are… Continue reading Self-Care Salute!: 4 Sistas Dedicated to Self-Care and Wellness to Know About

Affirmations · Financial Wellness · Money Mondays

Money Mindset Monday: Affirmations for Financial Wellness

I will say that with when the past 6 years, my financial status took a serious turn. I went from having a pretty nice-paying job, ONE full-time job, with no real expenses to having a complete opposite lifestyle change.   And along with that lifestyle change (I left my full-time job to pursue graduate school full-time… Continue reading Money Mindset Monday: Affirmations for Financial Wellness

Herbal Healing · Nutritional Self-Care

T is for Tuesday; T is for Turmeric.

Good ol’ Turmeric! I first came across turmeric when I ate some GOOD chicken curry for the first time when I was in South Africa. That curry was so delicious! And I was curious about the ingredients and when I found out that one of the main ingredients was turmeric (it’s the curcumin curry the… Continue reading T is for Tuesday; T is for Turmeric.