“Self love is understanding that I matter and taking out time to take care of myself so that I can take care of many others! I practice self love. I take out time to do the things that I love and spend time all by my lonesome unapologetically! I read, exercise and pre-covid would travel and go to the movies and do anything that makes me happy really!”
“Self-care is the repetitious reminder that I’m worthy. My self-care includes meditation, prayer to my angel / ancestors & stillness. Other times, it looks like a random weekend trip, a long conversation with a friend or a passionate night with my lover. I’ve made self-care a non-negotiable with myself. Whether I’m prepping for a launch or overwhelmed with work, I’m worthy enough to practice self-care.”
"The biggest lesson that I have learned in regards to loving myself is that self-love is not selfish. For some reason Black women are raised to be givers and we let everyone drain us, and then wonder why we have nothing left for ourselves. Ten years ago when I became a mother, I realized that I couldn’t care for another human being that was solely dependent on me for survival if I did not put me first. If I’m not okay, then my children are not okay. So therefore, as a Mental Health Advocate and Therapist, whenever life starts to kick me in the butt. I carry my behind to therapy and I sit it down on the couch and I face my fears. I don’t let people make me feel guilty for being a mom with anxiety issues, because part of loving me is owning all of my flaws. My fears sometimes hinder me and other times they motivate me."