Black Girl's Guide to Calm

#CalmTip: Let Go and Allow

As most of ya’ll probably know, I recently started teaching yoga locally. While it’s been going okay with one or two students at one place, at another, no one signed or showed up. Now logically, I know I shouldn’t take it personally, and I know that it takes time to build a new business and […]

Black Girl;s Guide to Calm

On Doing What You Need to do to Be Good as a Mama

As many of you know, I attended The Self-Care Retreat (#HereWeGrow16), which was created and is hosted by Tara Pringle Jefferson. The main reason I went was to lead yoga and meditation, but I ended up actually learning a lot. One of the points both speakers made was the idea of not doing things just because […]

Black Girl's Guide to Calm

#CalmTip: Make Sure Your Cup Overflows

As many of you know, this past weekend, I attended the 2016 Self-Care Retreat (#HereWeGrow16) in Virginia Beach, which was hosted by Tara Pringle Jefferson, self-care coach and creator of The Self-Care Box. I attended to lead meditation and yoga, but I ended up learning a lot (blog post about the amazingness coming soon)! In the […]

Black Girl's Guide to Calm

#HappyTip: Pamper Yourself

For me, taking time to pamper myself weekly not only brings me joy, it’s also a way that I create calm and make sure I’m practicing self-care. And contrary to what you may believe, you can pamper yourself without spending a ton of cash — or any. Here are a few ideas: Take a bubble […]

Black Girl's Guide to Calm

7 Reasons You Should Start Doing Yoga

I’m sure by now y’all know how much I love yoga. I’m always encouraging people to give it a try because it’s been a life-changing practice for me. Here a few reasons I think you should start doing yoga — like right now (after you finish reading this, of course): Reason #1: Yoga improves your […]

Black Girl's Guide to Calm

#CalmTip: Practice Camel Pose

  Heeey! It’s a new month, and that means it’s time for a new yoga pose. This one is a favorite of mine: camel. According to, camel pose (ustrasana) can be emotionally moving and energizing. Benefits of this pose: Stretches your neck, chest, abdomen, thighs, hip flexors, groin, and ankles Strengthens your back, gluteal […]

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 […]

Black Girl's Guide to Calm

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 […]

Black Girl's Guide to Calmm

#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 […]