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Wellness Wednesday Check-in

May 27 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

What is Self-Care?

 

The World Health Organization defines self-care as “the ability of individuals, families and communities to promote health, prevent disease, maintain health, and to cope with illness and disability with or without the support of a health-care provider.”

Basic Self-Care Guidelines. 

  •  Be gentle with yourself
  • Access the unexpected
  • Be prepared for changed at all times
  • Make time for yourself every day
  • Spend time in nature when possible

 

Basic Self Care Practices 

  • Exercise Regularly
  • Get adequate Sleep
  • Drink plenty of fluids each day
  • Eat a healthy diet with more consist of mainly fruits and vegetables
  • Journal
  • Practice Meditation
  • Cultivate a State of G.R.A.C.E. When you are in a stressful situation remember these 5 steps:

o   Gratitude – I am grateful for all of life, including this current situation

o   Release – I release all my expectations for how things should have been and accept them as they are

o   Awareness – I focus my attention on this present moment

o   Compassion – I hold myself and all others in deep love

o   Equanimity – I seek the place of stillness and calm that exists within me

 

Self-Care Links 

  • 5 IMPORTANT SELF-CARE TIPS FOR BLACK MALES

5 Important Self-Care Tips for Black Males

  • RADICAL SELF-CARE: 25 TIPS FOR BLACK PEOPLE

https://afropunk.com/2019/07/radical-self-care-25-tips-for-black-people/

 

 

Plant-Based Information

Tracye McQuirter

https://www.byanygreensnecessary.com

  • By Any Greens Necessary: A Revolutionary Guide for Black Women Who Want to Eat Great, Get Healthy, Lose Weight, and Look Phat
  • Ageless Vegan: The Secret to Living a Long and Healthy Plant-Based Life

Bryant Terry 

https://www.bryant-terry.com

  • The Inspired Vegan
  • Vegan Soul Kitchen: Fresh, Healthy, and Creative African-American Cuisine

Books 

Details

Date:
May 27
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm