We are spreading the good word of self-care, self-love and healthy relationships! Scroll below to read more on our workshops, features and the groups we have had the pleasure of working with!
What misconceptions do you have about self-care? In the latest episode of the Trust & Thrive podcast, host Tara Mont and I discuss what self-care is (and what it isn’t), toxic positivity, self-care as a privilege and so much more!
We were honored to be speak at the 2021 Black Maternal Health Summit, hosted by the Georgia Chapter of Postpartum International! This year’s virtual summit is focused on supporting & uplifting Black Mothers and their mental health during and after childbirth. Learn the basics of postpartum depression & anxiety, how to engage Black Men in the postpartum period, and tips to maintain mental wellness during a pandemic while pregnant or postpartum.
Do you consider your self-care to be a personal investment? I loved breaking this down with the host of The Yellow Room podcast, Nika Hanson, for her self-care series!
LeNaya Smith-Crawford discussed one of the most challenging self-love topics out there — how to show yourself self-love while you’re healing. If you’ve been having trouble showing up for yourself lately, I have a strong feeling that this chat is just what you’re looking for.
To break down how to love ourselves more, flaws and all, we talked to the perfectionist therapist herself, the amazing Bianca Hughes, LPC! Bianca is the owner of the Authentically Be You Counseling, creator of the Authentic Wednesdays podcast and a true expert on how to overcome the pressure of being perfect.
Karlyn Benn, Licensed Professional Counselor, Body Love Coach and the owner of Inspyre You discussed all things Body Positivity, Body Acceptance and how to show your body the love it deserves.
Ivy Watts is an incredible mental health advocate, public speaker and the owner of Athlete Minds Matter. Ivy talked to us about the basics of self-love, what it means to include self-love into your self-care and so much more.
Throughout the month of February 2021, we’re taking a deeper look into how you can include (a lot) more self-loving into your self-care practice. Every Friday at 1:00 PM EST, you are invited to the special self-love edition of our Heart to Heart: IG Live series! We will be chatting with 4 (absolutely incredible!) self-love experts on the different ways you can mindfully include self-love into your self-care practice. You can expect to learn all about the self-love basics, body positivity, perfectionism, healing and more!
The members of the online membership community, Guided, participated in a virtual self-care workshop on ways to create and update their self-care routines to match their current reality. In this workshop, participants learned about how to update your self-care practice to best fit your current needs.
In this workshop, participants discussed different ways to self-reflect, how to practically create more space for yourself and the types of self-care that often get forgotten about in the hustle and bustle of busy life.
Students and alumni of the Rutgers University School of Environmental & Biological Sciences Educational Opportunity Fund (SEBS EOF) participated in two Gmichelle self-care workshops for their 2021 Winter Wellness Retreat!
Students and alumni participated in two virtual self-care workshops: Taking the Best Care of You and Pouring Into You. In these workshops, participants discussed noticing how your body experiences stress and how to create a self-care practice that helps you show up as your best self.
Participants of the Smart from the Start program engage in a monthly self-care workshop called “Catch Your Breath”. Each participant has the opportunity to check-in, journal and process their feelings regarding their daily self-care routines in a safe, virtual environment. Topics included in this workshop series include: finding ways to rest, setting and maintaining boundaries and taking care of yourself in guilt-free ways.
The college advisors from the Michigan College Access Network participated in my virtual workshop, Taking the Best Care of You: Self-Care for Educators. In this workshop, we discussed ways to treat self-care and stress management as a daily practice, as well as the impact of the 2020 pandemic on our mental health. From discussing ways to organize tasks to finding opportunities to rest, there are many ways self-care can become a practical part of a busy helper’s life.
ProInspire National Non Profit Organization
The ProInspire team participated in my virtual workshop on all things self-care for helping professionals called, “Helping the Helpers”. In this workshop, we discuss the complexity that many helping professionals face in recognizing burnout, compassion fatigue and secondary trauma. I can’t wait to continue our work together in our next workshop, where we will create individual self-care plans and discuss practical strategies to best take care of this incredible group of leaders!
Get Schooled National Non Profit Organization
The Get Schooled team participated in my virtual self-care workshop, “Taking the Best Care of You: Self Care for Educators” to learn ways to navigate the impact of this pandemic and prioritize their self-care. Together, we broke down the myths of what self-care is (and what it isn’t!) and encouraged helping professionals to take care of themselves in practical, healthy ways.
Jewish Women’s Fund of Atlanta: Caring for the Caregivers Virtual Panel
Caretakers of adult parents have had a lot on their plate this year. I was happy to facilitate the “Caring for the Caregiver” virtual panel and community discussion hosted by the Jewish Women’s Fund of Atlanta. In this virtual panel, we discussed the importance of supporting the needs of caregivers and offer concrete tools and resources that will enable women in a caretaking role to prioritize their own well-being.
Farewell 2020: Free 5-Day Journaling Challenge
Are you ready to say goodbye to 2020? 👋🏾⠀
This year has really been ALL the things. So as we enter it’s final month, end your 2020 intentionally with our 5-day journaling challenge, Farewell 2020! From 12/14 – 12/19 you will 5 receive creative and reflective journaling prompts to encourage you to think about how 2020 impacted you, reflect on the new things you learned about yourself this year and find hope & joy in preparing for 2021! Click here to sign up today!
Education Forward DC
Educators from the Education Forward DC participated in my self-care workshop, “Navigating the Unexpected”. This workshop discussed practical ways to interrupt habits that increase stress, discussed how to prevent professional burnout and explored helpful ways to include self-care practices into their daily routine.
Raise Your Hands Texas Scholarship Program
Scholarship participants of the Raise Your Hands Texas Scholarship Program participated in the Taking the Best Care of Your: Self-Care for College Students. In this workshop, we take a closer look into how college students have been impacted by the 2020 pandemic and their virtual learning experience. This workshop with focus on finding healthy ways to managing feelings of stress, ‘Zoom fatigue’ and how to create a practical self-care plan.
Thank you so much to the Passion & Growth team for featuring Self Explore, Self Restore in their October 2020 subscription box!
Passion & Growth is a subscription box service that ships self-care goodies and encouragement to their subscribers every month. The Self Explore, Self Restore guided journal was an excellent fit to share for this month’s theme: Be Resilient!
Wells Fargo Regional Foundation Unconference
This year’s theme for the Wells Fargo Regional Foundation Unconference is “Belonging in Times of Change”! The community partners with Wells Fargo have coordinated an ‘unconference’ virtual experience for members of their community to exchange ideas informally. Gmichelle thrilled to be a part of this event!
This Gmichelle workshop will closing the unconference with exploring how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our mental health and ways to manage stress through self-care practices.
In this episode, Michelle Goodloe shares her experience of the steps she had to take to ask for help and let go the mask of “Perfect Michelle”. She takes us through her stresses of not resting, over-performing and pressures as a millennial Black woman. She discusses the value of managing your time and doing the work to bring herself to a place of self-care and rest.
Professionals working, advising and supporting students during the 2020 COVID-19 outbreak are faced with a number of unique challenges. Amongst those challenges is the increased risk of experiencing burn out, compassion fatigue and trouble creating space for self-care. In this workshop, attendees will reflect on what their unique needs are while adapting to social distancing, sheltering-in-place and adjusting personal and professional expectations during this time. Attendees will engage in mindfulness practices, journaling prompts and explore ideas to create space to best take care of themselves.
Caring for Yourself & Others is a two-part workshop centered on self-care, allyship, and healing from racial based trauma. Over the course of two afternoons, participants will explore self-care best practices and tools, participate in racial identity caucuses and affinity breakouts, and create their own self-care action plan.
Join us on IG Live every Friday in September at 12:00 PM EST for our Heart to Heart Self-Care Series! Each week, we will be featuring a self-care expert on special topics to help you best take care of yourself!
No Sugar Added Podcast: Raw Conversations About Self-Employment
Journaling & Self Care
Helping the Helper: Identifying and Addressing The Impact of Compassion Fatigue and Secondary Trauma on Helping Professionals
(Conference Workshop Facilitator)
Mother’s Day: Self-Care Journaling Workshops for Moms At-Home
Hey Black Gurl Podcast | The Key to Saying No
Realistic Self-Care for Moms
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta’s Professional Development Day | Atlanta, Georgia
Writing Your Destiny: Journaling for Emotional Wellness
The Difference Between Responding and Reacting
(Self-Exploration Workshop Facilitator)
Self-Care Saturday: A Women’s Health & Fitness Empowerment Day | Atlanta, Georgia
Dream Create Inspire Tour | Atlanta, Georgia
Goddess Brunch: Wealth & Wellness | Doraville, Georgia
National Association of Black Social Workers Annual Conference | Atlanta, Georgia (Atlanta Chapter Vendor Booth)
Polish Your Crown Women’s Conference | Stone Mountain, Georgia
The Millennial Social Worker Conference | Atlanta, Georgia
The Crowning Self-Care Workshop 101: Create Your Self-Care Toolkit | Atlanta, Georgia
#SheStillBlooms Vision Board Party | Atlanta, Georgia
(Self-Care Action Co-Leader and Vendor)