As we approach Black History Month; it's important to remember that we're still in a pandemic that has affected us all in many ways. In order to be a vessel to our communities we need to help and nurture ourselves. This month's "challenge," is to read at minimum one of these black health and wellness books. Select the month you were born & pick the book that corresponds. Throughout the month share your insight and final month reflection with us .
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January The big book of Soul
By: Stephanie Rose Bird
A cultural reference for African Americans, with an in-depth examination of the source of soul and how it is expressed today in spiritual practices, music, arts, and even recipes.
February: Feeding the Soul
By: Tabitha Brown
Actress, vegan superstar, and "America's Mom" Tabitha Brown offers inspirational life lessons in her warm, charismatic voice.
March: The deepest Well
By: Nadine Burke Harris
A pioneering physician reveals how childhood stress leads to lifelong health problems and what we can do to break the cycle. For anyone who has faced a difficult childhood, or who cares about the millions of children who do, the innovative and acclaimed health interventions outlined in this book will represent vitally important hope for change.
April: Grieving while Black
By: Breeshia Wade
A groundbreaking exploration of grief and racial trauma through the eyes of a Black end-of-life caregiver.
May: More than Enough
By: Elaine Welteroth
Part-manifesto, part-memoir, from the revolutionary editor who infused social consciousness into the pages of Teen Vogue, an exploration of what it means to come into your own--on your own terms
June: Year of Yes
By: Shonda Rhimes
In this poignant, hilarious, and deeply intimate call to arms, Hollywood’s most powerful woman, the mega-talented creator of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal and executive producer of How to Get Away with Murder reveals how saying YES changed her life—and how it can change yours too.
July: You Are the best thing
By: Tarana Burke
Tarana Burke and Dr. Brené Brown bring together a dynamic group of Black writers, organizers, artists, academics, and cultural figures to discuss the topics the two have dedicated their lives to understanding and teaching: vulnerability and shame resilience. Featuring contributions by Kiese Laymon, Imani Perry, Laverne Cox, Jason Reynolds, Austin Channing Brown, and more.
August: The unapologetic Guide
An unapologetic exploration of the Black mental health crisis--and a comprehensive road map to getting the care you deserve in an unequal system.
September: The body is not an apology : The power of radical self love
By: Sonya Renee Taylor
This pioneering bestseller has become a rallying cry for a movement of radical self-love--the second edition shows readers how to grow the movement from self to systems and includes empowering stories from Sonya Renee Taylor's travels around the world.
October: Black Fatigue
By: Mary-Frances Winters, Robin Miles, et al.
This is the first book to define and explore Black fatigue, the intergenerational impact of systemic racism on the physical and psychological health of Black people--and explain why and how society needs to collectively do more to combat its pernicious effects.
November: Black Health Matters
By: Walker Jr. MD, Richard W.
It's no secret that the Black community tops the list of groups afflicted by hypertension, stroke, diabetes, heart disease, kidney failure, and cancer. What the statistics do not show is the pain, misery, and despair that these conditions create--not only for the individual but also for family and friends. As an African-American doctor, Dr. Richard Walker has studied these conditions among his patients for many years. Now Dr. Walker offers a number of commonsense ways to prevent, manage, and possibly eliminate these killers, turning the tide of African-American health.
December: The Path made clear
By: Oprah Winfrey
In her latest book, Oprah shares what she sees as a guide for activating your deepest vision of yourself, offering the framework for creating not just a life of success, but one of significance. The book's ten chapters are organized to help you recognize the important milestones along the road to self-discovery, laying out what you really need in order to achieve personal contentment, and what life's detours are there to teach us.