Wednesday, December 30, 2020

End of Year Journal Prompts: Question 3

So far, I have blogged about my small wins and what I learned I needed this year. Mel (Shine speaker) outdid herself with today's question, and I had so much fun with it. Today's prompt was done using a "drawing" and was a nice cha…
Tuesday, December 29, 2020

End of Year Journal Prompts: Question 2

Yesterday I wrote about my small wins, and while I enjoyed that post. I enjoyed today's meditation and journaling. While there was one central question that we were answering, Mel (Shine speaker) asked many questions to get the brain thinking. I…
Monday, December 28, 2020

End of Year Journal Prompts: Question 1

I use an app called Shine, and we are ending the year with self-reflection questions. I thought leading up to the new year. I would share my answers to these questions. Today's question is: What were your small wins? My big wins are in bold, and…
Monday, December 21, 2020

Healing with Santa

I grew up in a Muslim household (mostly), and there was no Christmas, let alone Santa. As an adult, I was that mom who did not support the idea of telling children that Santa is real. Some children are growing up in poverty, and they should know tha…
Thursday, November 26, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! Noah and I took it easy for the day. Like many, this has been a rough year. Self-care has looked very different this year (I will do another post on that).  Usually, I do a month of gratitude for November but did not have it in m…
Tuesday, October 27, 2020

K is Missed (3rd Anniversary)

When this post goes live it will be the 3rd anniversary of my roommate's murder. This year has been filled with growth, pain, grief, and change. For years (two), I have been saying how I would post about what happened that night, but I will not …
Sunday, October 25, 2020

Generational Trauma: Healing Your Wounds

The last few posts have looked at what generational trauma is and what it looks like, this post is going to look at healing within yourself. I heard this quote about intergenerational trauma that I need to share. The trauma of the grandmother is the…
Sunday, August 30, 2020

Generational Trauma: What Does it Look Like?

Last week I introduced what generational trauma is and how it is passed from generation to generation. This week I wanted to give a better idea of how generational trauma shows up in families, I will provide some examples of some of the trauma I hav…
Sunday, August 23, 2020

Generational Trauma: What is it?

Generational trauma is also known as intergenerational trauma and it is becoming a thing of conversations, and I am happy about it. That means we are thinking and talking about what trauma is and how it affects families. This is going to be a mini-s…
Sunday, August 9, 2020

Pyramid of Self-Care

I have noticed in my privet sessions that many women seeking to add self-care to their daily lives think of an activity that others can see, i.e., getting your nails done. However, the most beneficial forms of self-care are not something people can …
Sunday, July 19, 2020

My Morning and 3 Tips to Sticking to Your Morning Routine

I wanted to show a bit more of me in the blog. Coaches can come off as having it all together (that would be nice), but I am human and have ups and downs like everyone. This year has been a test to sticking to morning routines. When everything got s…
Sunday, July 12, 2020

5 Tips to Creating Successful Morning Routine for Moms

I am a part of a lot of Facebook groups, and I have noticed a common question pop up with moms. "How do I make my morning run more smoothly?" I always ask the same question. "What is your morning routine?" More times than not, a …
Sunday, July 5, 2020

Self-Care Ideas for Black Women

This is dedicated to black and other minority women. The struggles we go through on any day can be quite different than that of white women. We deal with discrimination, generational trauma, poverty, being ostracized within and outside of our commun…
Sunday, June 7, 2020

Black P.R.I.D.E. (LGBTQ+)

The last few months have been dominated by the miss treatment of black Americans, and I love that this is a conversation that is being had. However, I don't want to forget about a subgroup of black Americans who are often facing injustice, and t…
Sunday, May 24, 2020

8 Types of Self-Care You Need to Know

I was surprised when I first found out there are eight types of self-care. Self-care takes on many forms in many different aspects of our lives. Hopefully, this post will give you a name and some ideas of how to practice self-care in many parts of y…
Sunday, May 10, 2020

Eight Self-Care Ideas to do With Children

For many of us there is no way of getting that alone time we all want, but there is a way to start taking care of yourself while also building a bond with your children. Practicing self-care while also being with children is something I learned whil…
Sunday, March 22, 2020

Self-Care During Self-Distancing for Mothers (Free Apps)

We are all feeling the effects of social distancing. I know as mothers, this is hard; some of us do not know where our income is going to come from; some of us are still working and worried about bringing the virus home. We are all playing the part …
Sunday, March 15, 2020

4 Self-care Myths and Truths

Self-care is one of the most overstated forms of care, and for good reason. If done right, it can have such a significant impact on maintaining mental and physical health and defending against daily stress and anxiety. Yet, it is one of the most mi…
Sunday, March 1, 2020

2 Things You Must Know About Childhood

Sigmund Freud started a movement of how our childhood can impact who we are well past our youth. I did what many people do, and I underestimated my childhood and its impacts on me as an adult. I felt that I had made it through and thus had left the…