Creating A Morning Routine That Works

  Do you start your day stressed, rushed, and overwhelmed? Maybe you need to create a morning ritual. It helps set the tone for a productive, calm, and overall more successful day. I’ve found that when I do certain things right after I wake up, I feel a lot better during the day. Now, that’s not to […]

Mantras for Meditation (and daily life)

  When meditating, you can focus on your breath, the space between your thoughts, observe your thoughts, or you can focus on a word, or an affirmation/mantra. A mantra is a “sound, word, or phrase that is repeated by someone who is praying or meditating.” (Merriam-Webster.com). And according to Chopra.com, the word mantra has two parts: man, the […]

Black Girl's Guide to Calm

12 Quotes to Inspire You to Meditate

  Whether you’re a beginner practitioner of meditation or you’ve been doing it for many years, it can sometimes be hard to make the time to do so, especially when you have a lot going on in your life. Hopefully, these quotes will inspire you to begin or continue your meditation practice: “The quieter you […]

Black Girl's Guide to Calm

How to Create a Gratitude Journal (and Why You Should)

  I can’t remember when I first heard of gratitude journals, but I started keeping one back in 2008. That year, I’d graduated from college and had really gotten into reading self-help books, which is where I learned about the power of gratitude, affirmations, visualization, and the Law of Attraction. So, I started writing down […]