BE HAPPY Meditation

Start seated with your back straight and your feet on the ground. Close your eyes. 

Inhale through your nose and loudly exhale through your mouth 3 times

Breathe in joy. See yourself as strong and positive. Breathe out negativity.

Picture an electric current zipping through your body from your head to your toes full of happy energy. 

Inhale through your nose for 4 counts and exhale through your nose for 8 counts. 

Wiggle your fingers and toes and turn your head from side to side. 

Open your eyes and SMILE. 

Why Start a Self-Care Blog?

     I’ve been asked “what’s the point of your blog?”  So, I thought my first blog post should respond to this often-asked question.  When I hear “self-care” I think of an out-of-touch privileged lady with too much time on her hands. However, that’s not my M.O.

     I’m not “normal” (who is right?).  I didn’t learn basic self-care skills until I was in my 30s.  I spent my youth neglecting my teeth, hair, nails, skin and gut.  I wasn’t a total heathen.  I brushed my teeth, but the dentist didn’t see me for many moons.  My sleep habits were atrocious and I fueled myself with unhealthy foods.  I focused all my energy and spirit into academics and then my career.  Nothing else mattered. 

     Hard work does pay off kids! I got everything I wanted in life and I HATED IT ALL.  I worked as a lawyer in a swanky Beverly Hills office. Every day I locked the door, hid under my desk and cried.  I thought my life was normal because it looked so pretty.  Until life turned ugly and my body shut down.  I had insomnia, anxiety and crippling chronic back pain which left me bed-ridden.  The doctors couldn’t fix me. I was devastated.
     I decided to fix myself.  I quit my fancy job, said goodbye to toxic people and set some boundaries for healthy living.  I underwent two years of physical therapy to heal my body.  Y’all it was a struggle; but I learned so much about self-care.

     Fast forward… 7 years later and my life is so happy.  Best of all, I’m a mommy!  With all my struggles, I never thought I could be a mom. Having a healthy family is a miracle.  I created this blog to share my experiences and the positive impact of self-care strategies.

Let’s learn together,