June has been a busy month of self-educating, advocating for Black Lives Matter and fighting for social change – but it’s also been a month full of lessons. May was a busy month, but June felt like it flew by! If you missed any episodes this month, here’s what I learned. Definitely check out each episode if you haven’t already. Thanks for tuning in!
-If you don’t want to be in the grey area with someone, show them who you are and the self-worth that you have and don’t allow them to string you along. Don’t give them the option of anything in-between!
-DON’T sit someone down to have the “What are we?” convo. If you’re confused and have to ask that question, that’s a red flag in itself.
-Quarantine has forced me to recognize what I’ve been distracted from during non-quarantine times.
-If we’re barreling through life and constantly distracting ourselves, there’s no room for mindfulness. Slowing down via meditation, staying off our screens in the morning and night, going for a walk and exercising are good ways to practice mindfulness.
-If you aren’t doing something that you don’t even remotely enjoy (like a high-intensity workout when you have low energy), DON’T do it! Nothing should feel like a punishment.
-Emotional adulthood is about getting to that place where you take accountability for your emotions, actions and behaviors. They dictate how you feel so you have to own it.
-If your mind feels too busy to turn off and meditate, remember that we’re not turning it off, we’re tuning in.
-As a white woman, there’s a balance between sharing actionable things that we’re doing and that others can do and showing the Black community that we support them – but don’t take over the fight for them.
-Committing to self-education, listening and not being defensive are three ways we can become better allies to the Black community. Especially since everything is online right now!
-Take it upon yourself to research and see what’s already out there before asking the Black community to validate all of your questions about racism.
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