February 13, 2017

"Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare."

-Audre Lorde

I am writing this week's self care post from my beautiful rental in Costa Rica. This has been the most amazing and relaxing vacation I've had in a while. The view is beautiful, the house is gorgeous. This trip has been so much more than I could have ever imagined. Traveling is without a doubt, my favorite f...

January 17, 2017

"If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward."

- Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

On this day, when we celebrate and remember Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., I am compelled to focus on our resilience as Black people. I had the chance to visit the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) for a...

December 8, 2016

On December 1st, I wrote a blog post in recognition of World Aids Day to emphasize the importance of getting tested. In keeping with that thought, I want to share a recent report that links how some of us groom our private areas to an increase in sexually transmitted diseases (STIs).

A recent report by doctors at The University of California, San Francisco researched the link that had been identified in previous studies. The do...

December 5, 2016

I recently got back into the Showtime series, Shameless, which is about this family that is a complete mess. It follows 6 kids (ranging from school age to full grown adult) and their drug addict, father. Fiona, the eldest of the Gallagher children, had to assume the responsibility of raising her younger siblings, due to the absence of both parents. Recently, Fiona has learned to set up boundaries for her siblings, telling them...

November 20, 2016

Have you ever heard that it only takes 21 days to form a habit? In school, I was taught 6 weeks (42 days) was what you need to form a habit. The truth is that on average it takes more like 66 days (a little over two months) to form a habit. In fact, the research showed that for some people it took up to  254 days (about eight and a half months). That means for the average person it can take 66 days of exercising, 66 days of ea...

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