Self-care has become a buzzword--and a necessary part of life in our stressful and uncertain times. As this creative, insightful journal demonstrates on every page, self-care is whatever you want it to be. Taking a walk in nature. Meeting a friend for tea.
Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s famous investigations of optimal experience have revealed that what makes an experience genuinely satisfying is a state of consciousness called flow. During flow, people typically experience deep enjoyment, creativity, and a total involvement with life.
Mihaly Czikszentmihalyi asks, "What makes a life worth living?" Noting that money cannot make us happy, he looks to those who find pleasure and lasting satisfaction in activities that bring about a state of "flow."
The film Black Panther is a good example of black culture hitting the mainstream. But so often black culture is represented in negative ways in the media. This has to stop, argues author Irenosen Okojie. We need to celebrate black film, art, and literature—what she calls “black joy.”