Self-Care for the Spiritual Soul

The question of what self-care is is one I found myself trying to understand for weeks during a dark time in my life. I knew it was time for me to be cared for, and that care started with the love God showered me with. Then, he asked me to do the same for myself instead of looking outward for …

We May Lose Ourselves, But We Can Always Find Our Way Back

Maybe this time was meant to happen for me. Maybe things were going too fast and this was a way for me to slow down. A huge part of me felt overwhelmed. How could I ever handle all these speaking engagements, manage a city-wide event, work a part-time job, maintain a relationship with my fiance and myself, and plan a …

Roller Coaster of Emotions

By: Angelia Schmerr Life is like a rollercoaster, and every day feels like a ride in the bustling amusement park of emotions. There are moments when you are soaring high, feeling the wind in your hair as excitement rushes through you. These are the moments when laughter echoes like the click-clack of the rollercoaster climbing its peak, right before you …

Feel Your Feelings, But Never Forget Your Worth

Are you an overthinker? I’ve been someone who overthinks my entire life, which certainly didn’t help my anxiety. Over time, I’ve managed it more, but I still have moments when I can become consumed by my thoughts. I still struggle with the need to meet expectations of others, and those expectations can sometimes fuel my sense of self-worth. This may …

Keep Going You Are Worthy

Some days you will be inspired, feel great, and believe in yourself. On other days, it might be hard to keep going. You are worthy on both of those days. Our worth is not determined by the activities we do, the goals we reach, or the places that we have been. You are worthy simply because you are here, you …

Take the first step & love yourself

I was 13 years old when my mental health finally became something to worry about to the adults and peers around me; though from the age of 8, I had begun to just be sad. I had no explanation for the feeling and often I would remain sad for a few weeks. This behavior continued until the age of 13 …

Self-Care is needed in this journey to recovery

As Eating Disorders Awareness Week comes to an end, I wanted to share what self-care looks like for me in my recovery journey from an eating disorder. I wear a little gold necklace with an ampersand charm every day. This little “&” sign is a reminder to me that two opposite feelings can be true for me at the same …

Prioritize self-care for holistic wellness

Self-Care Blog by Candace Washington I am going through a significant time of experiencing many changes, and my workload is quickly increasing. I’m a multifaceted woman. I am a psychotherapist, author, speaker, minister, and the most important hat of them all, I am the mom of two active boys. Finding a healthy work-life balance can be challenging, but every day, …

You Can Just Choose To Listen To Your Body & Rest

January was a whirlwind. Charlotte had a health scare that’s caused a lot of trauma for me. I spent most of January anxious and on edge and spent a lot of time awake when I should have been sleeping. I’ve sat through meetings for my business where I can feel the tiredness going through my bones. On top of that, …

Your Kite: Elevating Relationships Through Self-Care

Once I was at a kite festival. Have you been to one? You see all these types of kites with different shapes, sizes, decorative features, and different kinds. The sky looks like a coloring book as colors and images soar, lift, and dive in the wind. It is a beautiful mental image of harmony in chaos as all the elements …