mental health and mindfulness for black women

Mental Health + Wellness Resources For Women of Color

With all the mental health, wellness, blogs, and apps available today, here are a few resources worth knowing about, exploring or purchasing. 

    Mental Health, Mindfulness and Well-being

    Stress, Anxiety and Depression impact our emotional well-being. Here are my favorite mindfulness, mental and physical health resources. 

    1. Oak App - Daily Meditation 
    2. Calm App - Download
    3. Othership Breathwork App - Download
    4. Free App: UCLA Mindful App
    5. Free App: Insight Timer
    6. Free App: Liberate - Meditation For Women of Color
    7. Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective
    8. Black Meditation and Mindfulness Teachers
    9. Inward - Women's Meditation Community
    10. Monita Music - High Vibe, Spiritual Trap/Rap/Afro Music on Spotify
    11. Black Girls Breathing
    12. We Are Here To Take Up Space
    13. Inclusive Therapists - Sliding Scale for BIPOC and LGBTQ+ 
    14. Open Path Collective - Online Pyschotherapy
    15. Therapy For Black Girls 
    16. The Good Trade - Self-Care and Intentional Living for Women of Color
    17. Ayana - Matching marginalized communities with therapists

    Podcasts By Women of Color

    1. Podcast: Black Girls in OM
    2. Podcast: Cultivating HER Space
    3. Podcast: Balanced Black Girl
    4. Podcast: Radically Loved | Rosie Acosta
    5. Podcast: Black Girl Mystic
    6. Podcast: Luvvie Ajayi Jones
    7. Podcast: Devi Brown
    8. Podcast: Not So CEO 
    9. Podcast: The Breathing Room


    Healthcare costs are astronomical these days. Whether you have it or not, more cost effective options are starting to become available. Here are a few resources to explore. 

    1. Genneve - Online medical support for women regarding menopause. 
    2. Paloma Health  - Online medical support for women suffering from hypothyroidism. 
    3. Parsley Health -
    4. HerScan - Breast health in Florida, Georgia, Texas, North Carolina, California, Tennessee, and Rhode Island 
    5. Oscar Health Insurance 
    6. Women's Focused Healthcare: Alpha 

    Must-Have Cookbooks

    My most beloved cookbooks. I own physical copies of them all. While they’re available on kindle, you can also find them online (used!) for petty low cost. Buy new copies only if that’s your thing. 

    1. Salt, Acid, Fat, Heat - Samin Nosrat
    2. The Herbalist’s Kitchen - Kami McBride
    3. The Saffron Tales - Yasmin Khan 
    4. Zaitoun: Recipes from the Palestinian Kitchen - Yasmin Khan 
    5. Thug Kitchen: Eat Like You Give a F*ck - Thug Kitchen, LLC
    6. Dish Up The Dirt - Andrea Bemis
    7. My New Roots - Sarah Britton
    8. Sababa: Fresh, Sunny Flavors From My Israeli Kitchen - Adeena Sussman

    Food & Nutrition Books Worth Reading

    My most favorite books on nutrition and health. I own physical copies of them all. While they’re available on kindle, you can also find them online (used!) for petty low cost. Buy new copies only if that’s your thing. 

    1. The Intuitive Eating Workbook - Evelyn Tribole, RND & Elyse Resch, RDN
    2. Rethinking Thin - Gina Kolata
    3. Nice Girls Finish Fat - Karen R. Koenig, LCSW, M.Ed. 
    4. Health Food Junkies - Steven Bratman, M.D. 
    5. Deep Nutrition: Why Your Genes Need Traditional Food -  Catherine Shanahan, M.D.
    6. Anti-Diet: Reclaim Your Time, Money, Well-Being, and Happiness Through Intuitive Eating - Christy Harrison, MPH, RD
    7. The F*ck It Diet: Eating Should Be Easy - Caroline Dooner
    8. Health At Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight – Linda Bacon
    9. The Body Is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love - Sonya Renee Taylor
    10. Women Don't Owe Your Pretty - Florence Given

    If you have other resources, please drop them in the comments!


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