It’s The Simple Things For Me

I took the day off yesterday. And, Monday as well. I wasn’t sick nor was there was any immediate need for me to take leave. But, I just needed time to recoup. A teensie escape, if you will. Like Miguel said in his 2015 hit song, “I just want the simple things…“ Slow living is […]

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Wellness Win: Esmesha’s 4 Tips on Increasing Daily Water Intake

Water. It’s the basis of fluids for living organisms. It’s also one of the primary means of hydrating your skin, aiding in digestion, detoxifying your body and assisting with weight loss. Water, in itself, is an element that packs quite a punch when it comes to health benefits. But, here’s the catch – I struggle […]

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Outgrowing Your Comfort Zone

I live for a good loungewear set (as seen in the picture above). Loungewear sets are easy and they don’t require much effort. All you have to is find some bomb accessories, style up your hair and throw on an eye-catching pair of shoes. But, just like life, “easy” fashion does not always translate into […]

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Maintaining Happiness: Three Tips That Help Me Protect My Peace

Happiness is personal. It’s not the type of thing you can just go and pick up for your local bodega. Happiness is rooted deeper in acknowledging who you are and what you stand for for. Happiness can also be robbed in a myriad of ways, but the overall goal is that you maintain your little bit of peace. And that, my friend, is the ongoing struggle.

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Wellness Win: Esmesha’s Mask Acne Survival Kit

With the consistency of donning protective masks, mask acne has become a trending topic. The world has already coined the term as “maskne” (a combination of the word “mask” and “acne“. My personal struggle with maskne has been an uphill battle since March 2020. As a social worker, I wear masks on a daily basis, […]

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Practicing Gratitude

Gratitude. It’s a word that we hear often, but, at times, fail to fully acknowledge. I never understood the power of gratitude until 2020. I started a monthly gratitude journal that continues to serve as a source of optimism and light, even my most desolate moments. Jotting down what I am grateful for blesses me […]

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Why I Started Attending Therapy

Hey, my loves! It’s been a minute, no? It feels good to be back in a space where I can freely express myself to such a dope and uplifting community. Just a little insight: I did take a brief step away from this platform to take some time to marinate on what direction I want […]

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