Yoni Steaming: A Quick-and-Dirty Guide on What It Is, How It Works, and Why You Should Try It

Yoni Steaming: A Quick-and-Dirty Guide on What It Is, How It Works, and Why You Should Try It

This self-care practice not only helps to heal vaginal and uterine issues, but helps the reproductive system work the way it should and provides an intimate time for people to reconnect with their bodies.

Tarot as Self-Care When the World is Doing Way Too Much

Tarot as Self-Care When the World is Doing Way Too Much

Through reading mindfully – especially when reading for ourselves – we bear witness to own experience, with all of its joys and challenges, so that we can nourish ourselves with compassion and care.

5 Ways to Get Rid of Menstrual Cramps for Good

5 Ways to Get Rid of Menstrual Cramps for Good

As soon as you get that first twinge in your lower belly, that ache in your back, that pimple on your chin, or that incessant craving for something you usually never eat - you know what time it is.

Underwear For What?

Underwear For What?

Part of self-care is making sure you know why you do the things you do and making decisions for yourself and your body. You get to decide what you want to do or not do, and that includes you choice in (or lack of) underwear.

Five Ways to Use a Journal That Don't Include "Dear Diary"

Five Ways to Use a Journal That Don't Include "Dear Diary"

The thing about journaling is that yes, it is something that tuned-in people do (and you should be one of those people) and it is good practice to adopt into your morning or nightly routine. Regular reflection should be a part of everyone's spiritual and self-care practice, as it helps us to see what's working and what's not, and develop a plan to change. However, the standard "Dear Diary" we saw depicted so often in the media is not the only way to use a journal.

13 Books Every #BlackMagicWoman Needs for the New Year

13 Books Every #BlackMagicWoman Needs for the New Year

To make sure that you're starting off on the right path from trusted sources, here is a curated list of 13 books that should give you a solid foundation.

25 Gift Ideas for the Wild + Witchy Woman of Color in Your Life

25 Gift Ideas for the Wild + Witchy Woman of Color in Your Life

The holidays are here and once again you've got to figure out what to get for your family and friends. It never fails, you probably can't think of what to get for the one (or few) woman in your life who is into weird things that can't be found on the typical trip to Target (unless you know where to look *wink*). 

She's an eclectic, non-traditional, earthy, quirky, moon-gazing, horoscope-reading, sage-burning, tea-drinking, Erykah Badu/Lauryn Hill/India Arie type and a generic gift card just won't do. 

Don't worry, help is here!

Fuck Your Facials: Grown Ass Self-Care So You Can Get Your Shit Together

Fuck Your Facials: Grown Ass Self-Care So You Can Get Your Shit Together

I have a bone to pick with everybody, including myself.

This is not one of those soft, coddling, "you deserve a break" articles. There is a place and time for those, and this isn't it.

*sips tea*

She Tried It! My Adventures in the World of...Sunbathing

She Tried It! My Adventures in the World of...Sunbathing

One of my favorite books is You Look Like Something Blooming by India Ame'ye.

In this book chock full of divine feminine self-care practices, she talks about how she would go out in nature, undress, and let the sun shine on every single part of her.

Naturally, I wanted to try it.

She Tried It! My Adventures in the World of...Menstrual Cups

She Tried It! My Adventures in the World of...Menstrual Cups

This one might get a little graphic. Oh well. We're friends, right?

It's no secret that women have been looking for alternatives to the pads and tampons we've always known due to the toxic ingredients that these products include.

Stores are picking up on this as well. There is a whole new crop of products in the aisle that used to only house the Always, Kotex, Tampax, etc. These new products claim to provide more sustainable, natural ways to help a woman through her monthly cycle. There are cloth pads, natural cotton tampons, and cute panties that double as pads. I was intrigued by the cups.

She Tried It! My Adventures in the World of...Going Braless

She Tried It! My Adventures in the World of...Going Braless

I hate bras.

If I had known back in third grade that those cute little training bras I begged for would precede a life of under-wire, tight bands, drooping straps, and too much damn money, I might have held off a little longer.

She Tried It! My Adventures in the World of...Lemon Deodorant

She Tried It! My Adventures in the World of...Lemon Deodorant

In this new year, I've committed to finding more natural and non-toxic ways of being and living. So, of course, I plan to share my adventures with you. Ready to get real close and personal??

My first adventure started at the end of last year. I have always, ALWAYS, had issues with finding deodorant that could handle my B.O. (TMI? Oh well. It's only going to get worse.)

Be Your Own Bae: How to Spoil Yourself This Valentine's Day

Be Your Own Bae: How to Spoil Yourself This Valentine's Day

The day is upon us. The day that reminds unattached people that they might be perpetually single. The day that couples prepare for for months. The day that all your social media looks like red and pink and hearts and roses and dates and engagements and on and on and on for a full 36 hours. 

Valentine's Day. 

What Goes In Must Come Out: Why The Foods You Eat Might Be Making You Miserable

What Goes In Must Come Out: Why The Foods You Eat Might Be Making You Miserable

Before this begins, just know that this is not a cry to be vegan or vegetarian or anything else. You eat what you want to eat. This post is simply asking you to be aware of the effect of certain foods on your body.

Raise your hand (literally or figuratively) if you deal with the following physical issues:

  • Dry, itchy skin
  • Acne
  • Eczema
  • Gas
  • Bloating
  • Dandruff
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Asthma/wheezing
  • Runny/Stuffed nose
  • Abdominal pain 
  • Menstrual cramps

What if I told you that these issues could be lessened or completely diminished just by changing the way you eat?

Dolce Far Niente: What It Is and Why You Need Some

Dolce Far Niente: What It Is and Why You Need Some

So here I am, reveling in the afterglow of my 24th birthday and preparing for the delicious Thanksgiving feast that awaits me at my great-aunt's house. My home is clean and quiet. I haven't spoken a single word aloud in hours. I'm sitting on my couch and thinking to myself...