Two weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending a super dope tea making workshop with Good Thoughts Tea Company. The class was taught by my good friend Eb* at the Lemon Bowl in Washington D.C. The workshop was very intimate with lots of helpful and educational facts about herbs, there benefits and how they work with each other. Towards the end of the workshop we got to try some beautiful tea blends ( my favorite being the Strawberry Pu-erh ) and make mini blends of our own. I'm a lavender fanatic, so I centered my blend around this therapeutic flower and the spicy sweet lift of ginger hence my blend name "Lavender Lift".
While making my tea blend I was reminded of how important it is to take time for self. It's easy to forget self in the midst of the hustle and bustle of our day to day but it so important that we set aside time for those things that bring us happiness. Checking in with myself is one of the main ways I assure myself that I am on the right path. Whenever feelings of anxiety , doubt and failure begin to creep in I know a huge chunk of those feeling are a result of me not checking in with myself mentally and physically.
I say all of that to remind you of how important you are. As a woman of color society , the media and more recently law enforcement have made me feel worthless, weak and tired which is why its so important that we check in with ourselves and remind ourselves just how magical, strong and resilient we are. What will you do show yourself some love today?