As a psychologist who has been emphasizing self-care for well over a decade, I am pleased that it’s a mainstream idea and that everybody is doing it. Let’s not get it twisted though. True self-care is internal. It starts with internal talk about yourself, the world, and others. It’s related to core beliefs, epigenetics, automatic thoughts, and the condition of your heart. No bubble bath or shopping spree can change a negative thought pattern. Don’t worry though, Self-care 24/7 has everything you need to remind you to keep self-care at the very top of your to-do list.
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“Overwhelmed is a powerful and comprehensive resource that empowers students of color for success in college and beyond. Dr. RJ beautifully blends real-life solutions with evidence-based research to provide beacons of light in collegiate tunnels of darkness. Darkness, unfortunately, that is especially prevalent in communities of color who, for decades, have struggled with dealing with “taboo” issues. Dr. RJ shatters these generational curses with practical, constructive, and healthy solutions for young student leaders to not only heal, but hope.”
Stress, Lies, and Vacancy, is divided into three parts: Part I, Stress, deals with the negative effects of stress on the body and how to combat your stress triggers; Part II, Lies, presents stories of women who have bought into the societal myths of portrayals and the roles of Black women; Part III, Vacancy, provides insight and advice on dealing with relationships, trauma, anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts. At the end of the day, we’re all in this together and we can be a powerful force in our wellness shift. We must be willing to stand in the gap and be accountable to each other by encouraging one another to make self-care a priority and not be ashamed to seek therapy or take off the cape and mask. Stress, Lies, and Vacancy is your doctor’s order to end the cycle of a self-sacrifice mindset once and for all!
It’s time to get it all back…now! Finally, a book written just for you. The beautiful, hard-working, intelligent you. Although you have been through a lot, and no one sees your tears, your sacrifice, or knows the depths of your secrets, you have been carrying this weight too long.
I Want It All Back will give you the tools used by mental health experts to reclaim the new you and have more power and control over your life. With your truths and positive practice, Dr. RJ sets you on a path to gaining back your happiness, your mind, your self-control, and your future. Take a moment and allow this wellness and self-care message to heal your mind, body, and soul. Self-care is not selfish.