Show Up for Yourself – 5 Simple Self-care Tips

Photo by Clarke Sanders on Unsplash H.E.R. Crisis Guest Blogger: Michell from Midlife Sassy “We need to do a better job of putting ourselves higher on our own to do list” -Michelle Obama Do you want to know how to make self-care a daily routine in 2019? Are you ready to commit to self-care being a…

Five Tips To Start Practicing Self-Care

What’s the number one killer nationwide? Something overlooked and often underestimated. It’s so precious and easily taken for granted. The number one killer nationwide my friends is time. As precious it may be, why do we spend most of the time fulfilling others needs instead of our own? Although easily said than done we will…

3.4.19 News You Should Know #HERNewsRecap

The beautiful thing about being a black women, is that we are always making moves. Here is a quick recap of news you should know. Historic Chicago election draws national spotlight, praise from black, LGBTQ communities: ‘I think Chicago is potentially ready to turn the corner’  | Chicago Tribune   Nike And Serena Williams Inspire…

Why H.E.R. Voice is Important in Our History

Artwork by Unknown As we kick off Women’s History Month, it only makes sense that we discuss several women focused on leaving their mark on the world. African-American women have a pulse on the people. They’ve been gifted with many diverse talents and the greatest of them, the strength to uplift and nurture others. Doing…

2.25.18: News You Should Know #HERNewsRecap #OscarEdition

‘Beale Street’ Star Regina King Calls First-Ever Academy Award Win ‘Surreal’ | Essence   ‘Black Panther’s’ Hannah Beachler Becomes The First Black Production Designer To Win An Oscar | Essence   ‘BLACK PANTHER’S’ RUTH CARTER IS THE 2019 OSCAR WINNER FOR COSTUME DESIGN | ABC   All The Melanin Magic At Essence’s Black Women In…

Is there a Grey Area between Integrity and Money for Black Women?

Artwork By: Laurie Cooper, “Timeless (Female)” The recent conversation between Steve Harvey and Monique brought up an even more interesting conversation between me and my husband: can we as black people live in a grey area between what is seen as integrity and money? Meaning, can we honestly live our black selves and maintain the…

How To Plan A Romantic Night In

Happy Valentines Day! Yep, it’s that time of year again, the one night everyone goes crazy to create the perfect romantic moment. While the retail aisles are filled with chocolates, roses and teddy bears, the restaurants are gearing up to customize a menu you probably already tried and marking up the prices because everyone knows…