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Mind Over Melanin Podcast

Mar 20, 2019

Let's get to the nitty gritty of what self-care is and what it needs to look like for black women! Audrey Lorde said it best "Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare." Examine our self-care must go deeper the the bubble bath, manicure, or cup of tea. 


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The P.LE.A.S.E. skill is another skill that acknowledges the link between body and brain. You will likely find it much easier to manage your emotions if you also manage your health and your body.

Remember to:

PL – Treat Physical Illness.  

E – Eat Healthy (

A – Avoid Mood-Altering Drugs (alcohol is a depressant)

S – Sleep Well 

E – Exercise


STOPP stands for:

S – Stop!

T – Take a Breath

O – Observe

P – Pull Back – Put in Some Perspective

P – Practice What Works – Proceed

Politics of Self-Care

The Audrey Lorde Project-Wellness Plan

Strong Stressed Black Woman