Categoryself-care/self-aware

You’ve earned it.

Not too long ago, I applied for a position as a blogger on another web site. In the application, I had the opportunity to select a subject to write on. Which option did I choose? Self care. Interestingly enough, soon after I submitted my application, I panicked. How could I write with authority on self-care? I mean, sure, I know it’s important to exercise, but when was the last time I worked out...

Prepared.

Lately I’ve felt a push to get myself ready for something. It’s come on naturally. It’s as though my soul knows I need to fill a space that’s always existed…Yet it’s somewhere that I’ve never been. These days, in spite of all the times I’ve tried and failed, my talk about self-care has begun to take hold. I’ve been making a greater effort to treat myself well...

Thank God for yoga.

Before I begin, watch this video. I chose it because it presents the main argument(s) I’ve heard against yoga in one concise package. Now then. Let’s consider reality. I’ve been doing meditation and yoga for a little while. I’m not a pro. Still…A demon has yet to visit me. Among Christians I notice that objections to yoga are due to ignorance. And fear. Lately there’s been a lot of buzz about why...

Hey, Hustlers!!

Yesterday I went to the Fourth Annual How She Hustles Brunch. A post on that event is coming. It was a beautiful, powerful gathering.
While I was there, this video came to mind:

Remember, ladies–AND gentlemen: There’s no shame in taking care of yourself.
How can you be at your best if you don’t give yourself a chance?

No room for selfies?

Remember Afrobella’s words of wisdom? You know. From a few posts ago… These days–for reasons that I don’t care to get into–I know that on some level I’m supposed to be preoccupied with my “brand”. I’ve tried picking a photo of myself and sticking it on every social media site that I own. However, lately something’s come over me. I...

Wisdom Teeth – Take 2

Source Those aren’t my teeth, by the way. 😉 Remember when I wrote about my wisdom teeth? I said I wanted them out during exam time or over the holidays. Well, that didn’t happen. I’m getting them out later this week. I have scared myself out of my wits reading everything from general stories of misery to specific tales involving lingual nerve damage. I have read time and again about all of...

Your mind matters.

Source Today is “Let’s Talk” day. Bell Canada is giving 5 cents to mental health initiatives nationwide for–among other things–every tweet using the hashtag #BellLetsTalk. Check out their campaign’s web site for further details. Their tweets have appeared more than once in my timeline, and I’ve retweeted messages as I see fit. I’ve even tweeted a...

Wherein Danielle LaPorte states the obvious.

That image is from a screenshot of Danielle’s site. You can read her entire post here. I tell ya. I’ve been looking for ways to break out of my shell. One of the things that’s kept me from making more videos and podcasts is the fact that I’m often socially awkward. I’m definitely afraid of public speaking, or speaking up in general. (If we’re friends IRL, then...

Bad Blogger.

Source Random thoughts coming through… If writing really is my thing, shouldn’t I be posting more often? Last weekend I had a blast. I was all set to share my adventures and then…Next to nada. Barely a peep. But I tweeted like a mofo–if anyone actually cares. In the meantime, I’ve been concerned about how I’ve been using my time. I have important things to do...

“I’m not a businessman, I’m a BUSINESS, man!!” – Jay-Z

Because I couldn’t mention B without her boo. They say “if you want different results, you’ve got to do different things”. I’m feeling the weight of those words lately. I keep asking myself why I’ve been doing the same things, when I want different results. And so, after being told so in infinite variations over numerous years, I’m attempting to live it...

Claire

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My name really is Claire. I’m a Canadian of Caribbean descent.

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