Black Girl's Guide to Calm

New Yoga Class in Greenville, SC

If we’re Facebook friends or you are a part of the Black Girl’s Guide to Calm Facebook page, you may have seen that I start teaching yoga in Greenville, SC on September 6th! I know that a lot of ‘us’ don’t attend yoga classes because it can be awkward being the only person of color […]

Black Girl's Guide to Calm

#HappyTip: Practice Kindness

It has been scientifically proven that being kind is a great way to boost your mood and happiness. And since it’s Be Kind to Humankind Week, I wanted to share a few simple ways you can practice kindness more often: Donate items you no longer need. Write a nice note to a loved one. Place sticky notes […]

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Overview of the 7 Chakras

  According to, the Sanskrit word ‘chakra’ translates to wheel or disk. This term refers to wheels of energy throughout the body in yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda. There are seven main chakras, and they align the spine, starting at its base and through to the crown of the head. The swirling wheels of energy […]

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#CalmTip: Communicate

The other day, I was feeling frustrated with my husband (hey, it happens), so I wrote about it in my journal to get my feelings out and to explore solutions. I discovered that the source of my stress with him is that I often fail to communicate how I feel and what I need. Here’s […]

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#HappyTip: Practice Positive Self-talk

The way you talk to yourself — positively or negatively — has an impact on your life and how you live. Practicing positive self-talk uplifts you, increases your confidence, lessens your stress, and helps you manifest your desires. While it does take time to go from being a negative self-talker to a positive one, it is possible […]

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8 Spiritual Practices That Keep Me Grounded & Centered

About a month ago, I posted a photo on Instagram with my spiritual practices. I’d been feeling off mentally and emotionally, and I realized it was because I’d been neglecting to do those things. I wanted to share what I did to counter that off-feeling in case someone else could use the info. So, I […]

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#CalmTip: Yoga Pose of the Month – Child’s Pose

This week’s #calmtip and this month’s yoga pose is child’s pose. According to, this is a restful pose that brings serenity and peace to your yoga practice. Child’s pose: Gently stretches your lower back, hips, thighs, knees, and ankles Relaxes your spine, shoulders, and neck Increases the blood circulation to your head, which reduces […]

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Conversations featuring Vernetta R. Freeney

  In this interview with Vernetta R. Freeney, we talk about her role as The Truth Confidant™, her podcast, “A Toast to Truths,” and the works she’s doing to help people curb burnout. Click below to listen to the interview, and get inspired.

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[Event] Breathe Yoga!

Guess what, guys? I start teaching meditation and yoga at Touchstone Counseling and Coaching in Greenville, SC in September! Want a sneak peek of what the classes will be like? I invite you to join me for a FREE yoga workshop on Saturday, August 20th at 9 AM. In addition to a class, you’ll also learn the benefits […]

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#HappyTip: Give Back

Did you know that when you give back, you actually become happier? According to this article on The Huffington Post, when you make a donation to charity, your brain acts in a similar way to when you’re having sex or eating chocolate. And in a study on charitable giving when individuals donated to a worthy cause, […]