Self-care requires you to be mindful, to give yourself what you need, and to meet yourself where you are.
Here are some amazing body-love tips for physical + mental self-care.
I always wanted an hour-glass figure. It was all I could think about. I would binge exercise and go on diets for months at a time. I spent so much time in the gym imagining how I would look with that figure. I day-dreamed that if I was shaped like a Coke bottle, I would walk the streets, like … Continue reading Everything in Moderation: the story of a thick girl
Healthy wellness is a journey.... it is not a sprint, it is a marathon. In the past, I have jumped into full work out plans and diets; I was unsuccessful. For some, jumping into a workout may be beneficial, but for me it never helped me change my lifestyle. Eventually, I gave up, binged, and … Continue reading Why I prefer to take the stairs
"After giving birth to my daughter, I gained weight, and entered the 200 lb. club. In my mind, I expected that I would get my body back immediately. Of course it takes time to lose weight and so the process didn’t go as expected. As a result, there are times when I hate what I see in the mirror. At some point I realized that I was body shaming myself." (blog contribution to Rock Your Reality, Pinkspen)
Four out of ten black children are killed in the womb. Garza, the co-founder of #BlackLivesMatter, stated that the union with Reproductive Justice was formed for "the rights of women to be able to determine when and how to be able to start families." Having sex is a choice, whether you are 13-years-old or 50. If there was more funding toward pregnancy prevention, there might be lower rates of abortions.
For the next 7 days, write down 5 things that you are grateful for; the positive things in your life, and the things that make you happy!
Women of all shapes and sizes are beautiful. We must stand together and support one another.