Black Girl's Guide to Calm

15 Simple Ways to Relax

  In our fast-paced, technology-driven world, most of us find it hard to simply relax. And a lot of times, we don’t even feel it’s necessary to do so. However, having some down time has many benefits. It: helps prevent stress from accumulating reduces general anxiety increases your energy level and helps with productivity improves […]

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4 Tips for Beginner Meditators

“Meditation and concentration are the way to a life of serenity.” – Baba Ram Dass Have you been interested in starting a meditation practice but feel overwhelmed by the thought? I get it, with all the tips and information out there, it can be difficult to just begin. In the video below, I’m sharing 4 […]

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4 Crystals for Total Beginners

I first learned about crystals in 2015 while attending my friend, Trelani’s, Between Words and Water Writing Retreat. I ordered my first batch from Third Eye Naga, and I’ve pretty much been obsessed ever since. I keep them on my night stand, wear one around my neck, wear bracelets, and even carry them in my […]

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10 Quotes to Inspire You to Live in the Moment

Over the past few years, I believe the Universe has been trying to teach me to live in the moment. As a daydreamer who has been developing her patience forever (it seems), being present and allowing everything to unfold the it is has not been my strong suit. I am, thankfully, getting better at it. […]

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On Taking Care of My Mental Health

As a Black person in the South — and really, as a Black person in general — mental health and wellness is something rarely talked about, and when it is, you’re told to simply “pray about it” or “Jesus will fix it.” Now, there’s nothing wrong with praying if it brings you comfort and peace, […]

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Find Your Calm Week

April is Stress Awareness Month and to celebrate — and help you stress less and find your calm — I’ve created Find Your Calm Week! It’s happening April 4th-10th, and will be hosted on Black Girl’s Guide to Calm’s Facebook page. The topics and tools I’ll be sharing: Learning Your Stressors (Monday, 8:30 PM) Meditation (Tuesday, […]

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4 Ways to Clear Energy That’s Not Serving You

Although empaths tend to experience it in a more pronounced way, I believe we all feel when we’re in negative environments or when people around us affect our energy in not-so-great ways. The good news is that there are ways you can protect yourself and clear energy that’s not serving you. Here are four techniques to try: 1. […]

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10 Black Women Who Can Help You Find Your Calm

If you’re reading this, you’re probably already aware of the resources provided here at Black Girl’s Guide to Calm that help you find your calm (if you’re not, click here and here). And of course, I’m not the only one who can guide you; there are some other dope ass Black women out here provide […]

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Creating Self-care and Calm Intentions for the New Year: 6 Things to Do

Happy New Year! I hope your 2017 has gotten off to an amazing start. If you’re reading this, you probably already have set some goals for the year. But do you have self-care and calm intentions? Wait, what does intention even mean? An intention is “to have in mind a purpose or plan, to direct […]

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Get Your Mind Right: Letting Go for the New Year

In the fourth episode of Get Your Mind Right (the last one for this year), I’m sharing 10 tips from Black Femme Witches Brew on purging and cleansing before the new year. Founder Jamila Kani says that 2016 is a 9 (2+0+1+6= 9), which represents completion, and 2017 is a 1 (2+0+1+7 =10=1), a beginning.  […]