Updated: Jul 27, 2020
“You have to plan and cultivate good health. You have to commit to good health. You have to live good health because it comes from the inside out.”- Queen Afua, Sacred Women: A guide to Healing the Feminine Body, Mind, and Spirit
Between the continuous fight for social justice and the global health crisis, it may be difficult to focus on your wellbeing and restoration of your mental, emotional, and physical health. Seeking personal growth and healing in all its facets of life is pressing for the times we are living in.
The CDC has acknowledged that feelings of distress as a result of current circumstances are natural and encourages people to take care of their bodies, take personal breaks, avoid too much exposure to the news, and seek therapy. In addition, physical activity has proven to release endorphins that enhance a sense of well-being as well as psychological benefits. Remember, taking care of yourself is unique to you and there are many ways to practice self care.
Whether you are interested in new physical activities, dietary practices, fitness products, or personal growth and healing, we have compiled a list of WOC Instagram pages that can guide you down your path towards wellbeing in life.
Dalina Soto is a Dominican American registered dietitian guiding members in the Latinx community in discovering what health means to them individually. She encourages an end to chronic dieting and promotes bodily respect.
“The wellness world is very Eurocentric and sometimes can feel super unattainable to us. Instead we should focus on things that actually help us feel good and that can help reduce stress and feel a little better even if it is just taking 5 mins out of the day to breath and connect with our bodies.”- Dalina Soto MA, RD, LDN
Harriet’s Apothecary is a collective of Black healers creating a space of community where Black, Indigenous, POC have the power, resources, and care to live their desired lives. From herbal tarots to messages of resilience, Harriet’s Apothecary affirms personal wholeness.