I took this picture 2 years ago. I was broken, hurt, and full of grief. My jaw would hurt at the end of the day from forcing myself to smile while around people. All I wanted was to be numb-so I wouldn't have to feel anything anymore. Fast forward to today. I have joy. I… Continue reading Throwback Thursday
November is here! Bring on the cooler weather, color-turning leaves, boots, and hot apple cider! Thanksgiving is also a part of this wonderful month but has its own set of controversies. Instead of using one day to show thanks, my friends and I decided to celebrate 30 Thankful Days. Each day in the month of… Continue reading 30 Thankful Days
Hey there, August has come and gone but was filled with days of self care. I was touched by the number of folks who participated in the 31 Days of Self Care Challenge with me; whether you subscribed to the challenge listserv and received my emails, or participated separately, I thank you! For 31 days,… Continue reading Self Care Challenge Wrap-Up
Hey there, The first 2 weeks of the All of KP 31 Days of Self Care Challenge have passed, and we are off to a great start! Participants have shared with me their self care journeys and listed the activities that have been successful and those that have been more of a challenge. As promised,… Continue reading 31 Days of Self Care Challenge: 2 Week Recap
Hey there, As you know, I often preach on the importance of self care: making yourself a priority and refueling your energy. You can't care for others if you don't care for yourself. How can you expect to give water to others if your own well is dry? Self care can be a myriad of… Continue reading August Challenge: 31 Days of Self Care!
Ever since I can remember, I’ve been a worrier. I was that little girl who contemplated the “what if’s.” Things had to go according to plan, because if not, what would happen? How would I be able to function? Unfortunately, I brought these same mentalities into my adulthood, where the stress is more legitimate and… Continue reading The Beauty in the Surrender
Hey there, I’m still traveling on my holistic journey and have now delved into using essential oils. Known for therapeutic and healing qualities, essential oils are used in beauty products and oil blends to enhance the skin and infuse the air with their aromatic qualities. When inhaled, essential oil molecules can be absorbed into the… Continue reading Diffusing Essential Oils: Recipes Included!
“I’m vibing with you.” That was the first clue I revealed to my husband (then boyfriend) that I was connecting with him, and in a good way. I agreed with his opinions and beliefs. He concurred with my thoughts and actions. All was well, because we were vibing. We aren’t the only ones vibing. Friendships… Continue reading Protecting Your Energy
Did you know you can cast spells? Singer, Erykah Badu often says, "Spelling is a spell. Everything we write down happens." While there's no magic to it, words do indeed have power. Proverbs 18:21 warns us there is power of life and death in the tongue. How many times have you heard someone advise you… Continue reading Powerful Words
Hey there, Grief, stress, and unexpected life changes in general can wreak havoc on the body. Physical and physiological effects are typically the most noted stress signs: heart palpitations, heart attacks, headaches, strokes, injuries, sweating, breathlessness. Behavioral changes can also occur: sleeping patterns are affected (lack of sleep, always sleepy), eating behavior changes, fidgeting, nail… Continue reading Self Love = Self Care