Creating Space For Yourself

During times like these, it’s so important to create space for ourselves. Whether that’s mental space, or physical space, it’s important to create a sanctuary. We all need a place where we can retreat to when things get rough, or a place where we can create routines, and rituals in. That’s why I designed my “zarea,” or zen area, in the basement of my home. Using a few purchases from Amazon, but mostly repurposing decor that I had in my bachelorette pad, I created a space where I can meditate, do my Bible studies, and study for wellness coaching. Create…

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3 Mindful Plants to Grow at Home

The weather is heating up pretty much everywhere, and while our cabin fever is at full FOMO because of the stay at home orders all across the country, there is a way to bring a little bit of outside in. Have you ever thought about starting an indoor plant jungle? While this may seem like the hobby you remember your aunties, and grandmas engaging in when you were little — just know they were definitely on to something. Taking care of an indoor plant could be the most mindful thing you do. While caring for them, you’re compelled to be…

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Why You Should Start Journaling

My therapist once told me, “If you talked to your friends like you talk to yourself, you wouldn’t have any.” It stuck with me so much at the time, because I couldn’t help but to engage in negative self-talk. You see, I used to be a type-A perfectionist.  I mean, from making a mistake in an assignment for work, to forgetting to water some plants, feeling “too” “emotional” about seemingly superfluous things, the smallest things, my thoughts would be, “so stupid, why did you do that, get it together Angel, WTF,” and worst. My therapist, let’s call her Ms. L…

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Is Self-Care Finally Here to Stay?

It seems like social media has a new buzzy word every time you look up, right? From “yolo,” to “on fleek,” to “vibez,” we’re always catching on to something, and spreading it faster than wild fire. One buzz I’m happy to see is here, and I hope doesn’t go anywhere? The trend of committing to “self-care.” While indulgent baths, and quiet-time have been around for literally centuries, the idea of lounging, being helpfully introspective, and mindful have thankfully finally crept in the American psyche. Because you see, a mentor from India once told me, that countries internationally are so quick…

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For Wellness’ Sake: The Hanging Gardens Ubud

  Looking for a place (when outside opens up), that can indulge your every wellness, and self-care need, nestled in a town that’s dedicated to that as well? This place is bliss. And while we can’t travel anywhere for the foreseeable future, we can dream, right? Take a tour of this gorgeous oasis of wellness, and nature. My husband and I spent a few nights here during our amazing, wellness-filled, honeymoon in Bali. This place, is the literal embodiment of vacation dreams. Garden of Eden. Heaven. Nestled in Indonesia’s island of Bali is the Hanging Gardens Ubud. A gorgeous 38…

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