It's easy to hide our shame and hurt in the shadows as we grow accustomed to wearing masks to convince others that we're "fine." All the while, we're carrying pasts of abuse, suicidal thoughts, and mental illness. But Ka'Lyn Banks-Coghill isn't silencing her pain any longer. Check out her interview about how she addresses her childhood trauma and leads a full life with mental illness.Read More
In episode 02 of AFFIRM, we are joined by special guest, Tashira Halyard, as we explore the deeper significance of self-care. You’ll love how Tashira uses her humor to simplify the deeper meaning of self-care with funny, yet powerful truth bombs. Davia and Tashira will identify unhealthy messages women of color receive about self-care and provide resources to unlearn and reeducate ourselves. You’ll never view self-care the same after this episode.Read More
How easy is it to forget our genuine selves when we we’re consumed by the presence of another?
We’ve all watched a friend lose herself as she fought to maintain the interest of a suitor. She made herself smaller to accommodate the life of someone else, making her dreams and desires less of a priority. Unconsciously, she made the decision that his worth was more valuable. She became someone to be molded, shrunken, and changed at a moment’s notice. She forgot that she was her own… that she held the power to be the woman she desired.Read More
In the midst of vision boards and New Year’s Resolutions, most people find themselves setting goals around career and weight loss. But what about things that aren’t as tangible, like mental health? Does it become less of a priority because we’re not sure how to “achieve” mental health?Read More
It doesn't matter if you're a night owl or an early bird. We all need restful sleep. With pressure to excel in school and the workplace, many find themselves burning the midnight oil to get ahead. The time you spend sending that last email or putting the final touches on a project can easily turn into a 3 hour project before you realize it. By the time your body finally winds down, you'll be awakened by the sound of your alarm clock and in desperate need of caffeine.
Try these 3 tips so that your cup of coffee is a treat for the week, not your only source of energy to get you through the day.Read More
It doesn't matter if you're a a new yogi, meditator, or writer... sometimes, our regular self-care routines don't quite cut it for difficult seasons of life. If that's the case for you, consider taking a solo self-care vacation this year.
Obviously, week-long vacations aren't ideal for everyone. You may not have the PTO or the finances to fund an all inclusive getaway... but if you can find a way, take a solo self-care vacation at least once in your life.
Here are 7 tips for booking your first self-care vacation.Read More