HEY, I'M YASMINE! WELCOME!
I share tools + resources that help you learn how to dive into your self-healing. I believe self-healing is important because it helps us navigate the tough stuff. And the tough stuff can keep you stuck in the past instead of finding joy + peace where you are right now.
When we have self-awareness, we learn so much about who we really are. So often we’re not even listening to what we want, because a lot of us are trained to do what our families say or what society says out of fear of not fitting in. But we fit in best when we’re being ourselves.
When we are aware of what we need, we’re more likely to take steps and make the changes we need as well.
My own struggles with mental health catapulted my desire to learn about healing. At the time (almost 15 years ago), no one in my life was talking about emotions, energy or healing, and I felt like I was having so many experiences that were tough and I didn’t know what to do with the feelings I had about them. I was often told to “keep it to myself” or to “get it together” or the very popular “stop taking things so seriously” and all of those reflections made me feel less seen and more alone.
Throughout my life I knew I wanted to help people, but I was unsure how that would manifest itself in real time. Writing and speaking was always a way that I could connect with people and help them process tough emotions that were often not talked about, even among family and friends. When I was sure that I wanted to teach, I immersed myself in courses, retreats, workshops, private 1 on 1 education, and most importantly my own healing, which I believe is a requirement for healers. Healing is an educational endeavor with no graduation. We have to keep showing up so we can learn and grow.
One of the most memorable things about all of my experiences in wellness groups, retreats, and healing education was that I was often the only Black person in the room.
And what was disturbing about the experiences I had was that even though we were there to heal, to learn how to heal, and to learn how to teach others to heal – racism, and my experience, were always off the table. My experience as a Black woman I didn’t feel welcomed in those predominately white healing spaces. And the micro-aggressions and racist expressions from group members were never handled or reprimanded. I actually had a woman, who was the leader of a healing educational group, tell me that if I wanted to talk about my experiences as a Black woman as it pertains to racism that I should “create my own community” and she said this in front of the entire group – attempting to silence me and making it appear to everyone that this was okay.
Because of those experiences and my desire to make self-healing accessible to all people, but especially BIPOC people, I was initiated into my purpose and had even more intentional focus about the experiences I wanted to create. I knew and understood that I could create a community where all people could come to heal, but that the BIPOC people in my space would know that they were seen, heard, understood, and safe.
I am here to teach you how to create your own self-healing practices so that healing work is always accessible to you.
Through the free content on my Instagram and my blog, and the offerings in my shop, I share tools and resources that help you grow, evolve, and unlearn things that are no longer relevant to who you want to be and the life you want to live.
Be sure to listen to ‘ The Sugar Jar Podcast‘ where you can journey with myself and the guests on the show through our stories, lessons, and self-learning.
If you’re just starting or even if you’ve been doing self-healing practices for some time, my intention is to help you continue to find + live with your joy + peace.
We heal so we can hold all of our emotions and feelings with the same regard. We heal so we can love deeper. We heal so we can tell ourselves the truth – and the truth allows us to make the changes we need to go where we desire to be.
Healing is an educational journey with no graduation, and I’m grateful to teach and walk with so many.
Thank you for being here with me.