Wellness Wednesday: Self-Care for Activists

Whether it's marching in protests, organizing community events, writing and calling government officials, or unlearning and actively engaging in difficult conversations, being an activist is an incredibly important job. It can also be a physically, mentally, and emotionally draining one. Creating social change is not something that happens overnight or by oneself. It requires that… Continue reading Wellness Wednesday: Self-Care for Activists

Wellness Wednesday: Self-Care When the News Is Difficult

Happy Wednesday, friends! If you've been watching the news or endlessly scrolling on social media, then you're probably feeling just as overwhelmed, stressed, and weary as I am. With every news report and social media post that sparks an array of feelings, I hope you are taking the time to both acknowledge your emotions and… Continue reading Wellness Wednesday: Self-Care When the News Is Difficult

Motivational Monday: Embrace the New Moon and Celebrate New Beginnings

Happy Monday, friends! It has been exactly 101 days since my last post, and while I never intended to take a break, particularly one this long, I need you to know that it was needed in a way I didn't realize or expect. And it's probably no surprise that my return is one day after… Continue reading Motivational Monday: Embrace the New Moon and Celebrate New Beginnings

Wellness Wednesday: Black Girl in Om

A few weeks ago, I shared a list of my favorite podcasts and destination spots. Not too long after that post, a friend of mine pointed me towards another podcast, and I've been addicted ever since! Black Girl in Om is a new(ish) podcast and online publication dedicated to promoting wellness and building community and… Continue reading Wellness Wednesday: Black Girl in Om

Wellness Wednesday: Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

After nearly five months apart, my best friend and former college roommate and I reunited this weekend for an old-fashioned slumber party complete with movie-watching, binge-eating, and yummy baking (yes, I licked the spoon). After a quick visit to my local grocery store, we were ready to make what turned out to be the most… Continue reading Wellness Wednesday: Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Wellness Wednesday: Mindful Gardening for a Healthy You

I am not a gardening person. Digging through soil, swatting away insects, and baking in the boiling sun just don't sound too appealing. It seems there's far more that goes into growing and nurturing flowers, plants, and whatever else I'm hoping to grow than I really have the time or patience for. I'd rather just skip… Continue reading Wellness Wednesday: Mindful Gardening for a Healthy You

Kermit Says: You Should Go & Love Yourself

    During my junior year of college, I took a course called "Representations of Women in the Media." It was such a transformative experience that forever changed the way I interacted with what I watched and listened to daily. Like most twenty-year-olds, I merely consumed media, ingesting it in all of its forms without… Continue reading Kermit Says: You Should Go & Love Yourself

Wellness Wednesday: Self-Care for Activists

In less than one week since the inauguration, Trump has taken action to repeal the Affordable Care Act, defund Planned Parenthood and sanctuary cities, build a wall along the US-Mexico border, and approve the controversial Dakota Access and Keystone Pipelines. In the wake of one of the largest protests in recent history, Trump's decisions serve… Continue reading Wellness Wednesday: Self-Care for Activists

Dear Kermit: Know Yourself, Know Your Worth

Happy Tuesday, friends! You know what time it is: it's time for another Dear Kermit... podcast (finally). Today's post is not a response to anyone's question, but perhaps a piece of advice from myself to myself. I'm sure today's post will touch on topics we can all relate to at some point or another: heartbreak, fear, pain,… Continue reading Dear Kermit: Know Yourself, Know Your Worth

Kermit’s Cup of Tea: Five January Favorites

January was one heck of a month. There were some tests and trials, yet through it all, despite it all, there were some beautiful moments of transformation that I am confident came to be only because of those few misadventures. While I’m thankful for the lessons, I’m also beyond glad January is over. Who needs… Continue reading Kermit’s Cup of Tea: Five January Favorites