Black Mental Health, Mental Health

5 Steps to a Healthier Self-Care Routine

August 29, 2019
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What Is Self-Care?

What is self-care? Self-care is any action taken to safeguard one’s health. It is that simple. Self-care does not have to be a grand gesture or an expensive gesture, it can be a quiet and personal treat. The point of self-care is to do things that fulfill, replenish, and fuel you. It is to replenish and restore all the energies, emotions, and service that you have given unto others.

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Self-care is mandatory for all. No matter what our career is, we all serve others in some capacity. We all work to better the world in some manner. As adults, we transition from students to teachers in our careers and pour ourselves into our work if it is fulfilling for us. If our work is not fulfilling us, then we feel drained and exhausted by it, so self-care is still needed to replenish our souls.

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Spirituality

Becoming a Vessel for God’s Glory

August 22, 2019
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Have you ever wanted to become a vessel for God’s glory?

Over the last year, I’ve prayed to God to be used as a vessel for His purposes on Earth. I used to believe that He used powerful people to do powerful works.  During the last few months, I spent a lot of time studing the Bible and listening to sermons, I’ve come to learn that God simply meets a need with a need. He is looking for people who will submit to His power and humble themselves before Him, so that He can work through them and in them.

That sounds so simple, but WE become powerful forces when we truly align ourselves with God. The catch is, we must be wholly submitted to Him. We cannot dictate to Him that we only want to be used in one way or another, or only at certain times.

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Black Mental Health, Featured Category

The Angry Black Woman

August 14, 2019
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The stereotype of  “the angry black woman” has inspired many GIFs and quotes that only serve to perpetuate the stereotype and show how deeply embedded it is in the fabric of the American society and other communities.

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Is Anger A Bad Emotion?

But let’s break this down…Is anger a bad emotion? No, it is not…

Anger is a normal human emotion. It is a part of the human experience. Society has already taught us that when we are uncomfortable with things, we should try our best to isolate it and put it in a tightly closed box.  The fact is that…Black women threaten society. Yes, I truly believe that we do. The description of the phrase “The Angry Black Woman” is only used to restrict us, label us, and place us in boxes that remove our internal power.  This is a powerful statement because black women have so much power; but sometimes, we tend to misuse it and sometimes we let others turn it against us.

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Spirituality

Is the Bible Still Relevant?

July 30, 2019
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 4 Reasons Why It Still Is…

Do People Still Own Bibles?

…Is the Bible Still Releant?

 

…Do People Still Own Bibles?

 

I started pondering this question after one of my daily reading of the Holy Bible, KJV Bible app. There was an ad at the top of the page asking for donations towards Bible translations. That got me to thinking about access to the Bible.

It dawned on me that this is another privilege that I have is that I have grown up around Bibles my entire lives. I read from my physical Bible daily, even when my relationship was difficult with God. It was like there was always a pull toward the Bible for me, I have never stopped fully reading the Bible.

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Black Mental Health, Mental Health

5 Things You Should Know About Forgiveness

July 30, 2019
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Why Should You Forgive?

If you are reading this article, then you are either curious or seeking to improve your emotional and mental health. Or you are thinking of how you can improve your life and create holistic health and healing in your life.

Then, you’ve come to the right place. The truth is that we all have things that we need to let go of. We all have things that we are afraid to face, and we are all just trying to figure out how to do our best and be happy. We are all seeking belonging in some form or another.

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