I am in no way a wellness guru. Honestly I still eat Cheetos and quartz of ice cream in one sitting. Not together...but those are two of my weaknesses.
Beyond food and working out I hadn’t put much thought into other aspects of health until 2019 when I started my balance journey. And even then I didn’t connect the dots immediately that the things that I was doing for my mental state were having a direct impact on my physical and even spiritual health as well.
When I met Jessica Medina in 2020 in the midst of a pandemic I learned so much! At that time I had no idea that I’d be working on a segment for Boss Moms all over the world. But I did know that Jessica was on to something with her approach to health and wellness.
Every time I get to talk with the mothers for Mompreneur Mondays I’m inspired and in awe of how amazing moms are and the tremendous impact we are having on the world beyond raising the next generation.
This week I got to share Natalie Seger with you all. She and I spoke back in January and I’ve been looking forward to sharing this amazing mommy with you all. There's something seriously special about her mission and who Natalie is at her core.
Natalie is a mother of 2, wife, animal lover, gardener and a true believer in making a difference in the world. Which is what led her to launching Great Social Club.
Originally Great Social Club was intended to be a social media management platform. However Natalie saw that it could be more. She envisioned a club of people who could get together and feel comfortable about who they are in the digital world.
We all have skin, and I know I want to have good skin...don’t we all?
But wanting good skin and having it are two very different things. And getting to clear, elastic and youthful looking and feeling skin can be tough.
For one there are a ton of products on the market, and all of our skin is different.
Oh and don’t forget that where you live can also have a huge impact on your skin and what you need to do for it.
For Philippa, the harshness of being in the sun without protecting herself with sunscreen, had taken its toll. Untl her younger sister introduced her to Rodan + Fields.
We all have a purpose in life, but finding it and tapping into what it really is, is often a trying journey.
As mothers that journey becomes even harder. We focus our energy on caring for our children and others, and the journey to finding our purpose for life is clouded by the day to day of being a mom.
But when all hope is lost, in comes Shama Dominique of Mommies With Purpose! I had been following Shama for a little while and was beyond excited when she accepted the invitation to be a part of Mompreneur Mondays. And our first encounter did not disappoint.
Driven by God to find her own purpose, Shama saw that women, mommies in particular needed that motivation and guidance to also find their purpose in life and truly live in it.
Starting as an event designer with her husband, Shama didn’t originally see herself as the inspirational force that she is today. She was dedicated to making the designing business her thing until she started dabbling in creating a platform for moms.
Have you ever felt stressed out? Job, family, life in general getting you down, making you anxious, paranoid, angry or scared etc.
What if I told you that these feelings are normal and you aren’t alone. What’s more important to know is that help for your mental health is available, important and doesn’t make you a crazy person. It actually makes you smarter.
We are human and we have to protect our mental state. For that I am so thankful for people like my childhood friend Brittany Bronson.
Brittany is a wife, mother, friend, sister social worker, therapist and much more. She’s making major moves to eliminate the stigma of mental health. Especially for people of color.
While mental health is important for all people, people of color have suffered through mental health issues for decades refusing treatment. Much of this comes from the idea that therapy isn’t needed, or pure denial that they are suffering from any mental condition.
Another major problem is accessibility. There aren’t as many therapist in the areas where people of color primarily reside, and the nearest ones are often outside of the budget for the people in these communities.