Tag: Self Care

Grounded: This Black-Owned Plant Subscription Business Hopes Its Greenery Can Give Us Some Peace of Mind

Photo: Grounded If you’re lucky enough to have a bit of extra money to spend, you might be wrestling with what purchases to make. Something indulgent maybe, but not frivolous. Something comforting, but not disposable. Something that supports small businesses, or black entrepreneurs. Something you can feel good about. Advertisement The founders of Grounded think […]

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‘Coronavirus Will Forever Change Bedside Care’: Black Healthcare Workers Reveal Their Own Struggles to Survive a Global Pandemic

The coronavirus doesn’t just ravage the body of those infected; it wreaks havoc on all those in proximity to it. It plays on the minds of those who, while not suffering from the actual disease, are caring for those who are. COVID-19’s alarming infection and death rates bring with it the weight of uncertainty and the […]

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The Glow Up and Jezebel Talk Black Hair in the Time of Coronavirus

“Never read the comments” is the conventional advice given to journalists working in social media—where everyone’s a critic, trolls run rampant, and avatars effectively function as armor. But sometimes, we just can’t help ourselves—after all, we’re humans, writing content for other humans, and even when there’s no validation to be found, constructive criticism (emphasis on […]

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Taking Compassionate Care of Yourself During Difficult Times

And you’re beyond disappointed and frustrated. You’re devastated. Thankfully, there is some good news: “[A]ll the time we now have in one space may lend to trying new forms of self-care that may be surprisingly satisfying and rewarding,” said Stacey Sherrell, a marriage and family therapist who specializes in helping individuals with grief and loss, life […]

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A Meditation on Leaving a Job Behind and Taking Back Control

But we are only human, and we all have our limits. We all have our threshold of what we are personally willing to tolerate before it becomes emotionally toxic. Before we have to reevaluate what we want to settle for, weighing the pros and cons, and what we want to advocate for by standing up […]

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New Wellness Barbies Lead Children to the Gruesome Altar of Self-Care

Barbie is many girls’ introduction to light LARPing, living vicariously through the doll’s glam lifestyle. Even before the Barbie universe’s recent, rapid expansion, Barbie came in so many varieties and could do so many things: She’s a veterinarian, she’s a gymnast, she’s an Olympic skater—she can do basically anything a kid might wish they could […]

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7 Ways to Cultivate Self-Love

Thus, our self-esteem matters. Research has well-established that it’s a big factor in the health and happiness in marriage. In fact the level of our self-esteem before the relationship can predict its longevity. Low self-esteem can prevent us from reaping the rewards of love in a relationship.  We think about ourselves based on things we […]

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