mental health and mindfulness for black women

Mental Health & Medical Resources For Women of Color

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

Healthcare

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 

Mental Health

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

  1. App: Oak - Daily Meditation 
  2. Calm App - Download
  3. Therapy For Black Girls 
  4. Podcast: Black Girls in OM
  5. Podcast: Cultivating HER Space
  6. Podcast: Balanced Black Girl
  7. Podcast: Radically Loved | Rosie Acosta
  8. Podcast: Black Girl Mystic
  9. Free App: UCLA Mindful App
  10. Free App: Healthy Minds Mindfulness App
  11. Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective
  12. Black Meditation and Mindfulness Teachers
  13. Inward - Women's Meditation Community
  14. Monita Music - High Vibe, Spiritual Trap/Rap/Afro Music on Spotify
  15. Black Girls Breathing

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. The Forest Feast - Erin Gleeson
  9. Le Pain Quotidien Cookbook - Alain Coumont & Jean-Pierre Gabriel
  10. 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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