Lately I have been unplugging from social media and focusing more on my mental and physical well-being. One way I have done this is by diving back into my book collection. Whether it be for pleasure or gathering information, reading has been a lifelong passion of mine. Since I’ve been spending less time browsing timelines and liking pictures, reading and journaling have taken their rightful place as the center of my attention. So today I wanted to share some of my favorite books in hopes that the words will leap off of the page and into your hearts as they have for me.
Ntozake Shange– For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf
Alex Elle-Words from a Wander
Alysia Nicole Harris- How Much We Must Have Looked Like Stars to Stars
GG Renee Hill- Wallflower
How have you been nourishing your mind lately? Comment below and let me know your favorite books.
“Self care is a divine responsibility.” –Danielle LaPorte
Self care has become a frequently used word in my daily life. Initially I thought of self care as just taking care of your physical being(pedicures, washing your makeup off, etc). But as I continued to travel deeper into my self-love journey I have learned self care encompasses care of yourself physically, mentally, and emotionally.
One of the best times to focus on self care is at night while preparing for bed. Creating a routine that helps wind down from the stressors and chaos of the day could include things like reading a book, journaling, or having a cup a tea. The key is to simply make time for yourself. I am a huge advocate of self care for moms because it is very easy to be so consumed with the hustle and bustle of family life that we neglect ourselves. True self care to me goes beyond beauty; it is taking care of your mind, body, and soul. In order to be the best version of yourself, you have to first take care of YOU.
Here are some essential items in my nightly self care routine.
- Good Night Darling Co: Lounge black lavender soy candle
- Lush: Bath Bomb ( my favorite is the Yoga bomb)
- Lush: Wiccy Magic Muscles Massage Bar
- Good Night Darling Co: Fade to Black herbal tea blend
- Writing the Layers: Self-discovery workbook by: GG Renee Hill