October 2018 Lessons | On Identity, Your Dream Life, & Reconnecting with Mindfulness

Happy #selfcaresunday, loves! This week I was inspired to share the lessons that I’ve learned during the month of October. I share four major lessons: Your Identity Must be Flexible – when it comes to your personal growth journey, you won’t get anywhere until you become okay with changing who you are. This will include… Read More

Can you learn to trust yourself?

Being able to trust yourself is a struggle for all of us. Most of the time, we are taught to do the opposite of our first reaction – waiting three extra days to text that person you actually kind of like, or second-guessing your career choice, or putting your passions away for something more practical. Read More

Suffering is not a norm.

Is it possible for Communities of Color to balance their cultural history without normalizing suffering? Read More

Self-Care & Therapy aren’t “Just Gora Things”

Imagine that everyone in our community took a little time for themselves, to nurture their needs, and to become a little more self-aware. Consider a world in which our parents, cousins, and all the Auntys we knew took a little time for self-love and personal growth, and a little less time for judgement. Read More

Changing Relationships to Better Yourself

It’s okay to take a break from all your family members, or to take a hiatus from seeing your friends for a couple of weeks. Especially if this means that you will grow and be a better person because of it.  Read More

What You Can Learn From My Scam Story

I get a call from someone impersonating an officer, with all my information, concerned about missing a court appearance for jury duty. Not only have I never even been called in to jury duty, but I have also never had any experience with missing a court date. I fell into the trap of listening to… Read More

How to Visualize and Manifest your Goals

  As I mentioned in my previous post, one of my recent dreams of actually having a festive holiday season, on my terms, has been coming true. I wanted to explore this story a little more, and talk about my first-ever experience with visualization and manifestation. I have been exploring this topic recently, and learned… Read More

Start Your Manifestation Journey with this Mantra

In the past week, I have re-framed my mindset to this: Set It + Get It.  It’s that simple. What’s important to note is that half the work is in setting the goal itself. And you know why? Because we get tripped up in thoughts like this: “what’s the point of it all anyway? what’s… Read More

Mind, Body, Soul: Personalize Your Self-Care Routine

We forget to focus on the third part of our self-care trinity: the soul. Read More

Scheduling Time for Self-Care, Creativity + Managing Anxiety (video)

I created a video on my YouTube channel, BetiGrewUp about mastering habit trackers and organizing activities of self-love into your daily or weekly routines. Subscribe to my channel for more videos on self-discovery, self-care, and mental-health-related topics. My upcoming video series is focused on what contributes to our sense of self and how we can… Read More