Self-care for Latinas

100+ ways to prioritize & rejuvenate your mind body & spirit
Raquel Reichard
Book - 2023

"Between micro- and macro-aggressions at school, the workplace, and even the grocery store, a constant news cycle highlighting Latine trauma, and a general lack of resources for women of color, it's tough to be a Latina woman and prioritize your wellness, both physically and mentally. With Self-Care for Latinas, you'll find 150 exercises to radically choose to put yourself first. Whether you need a quick pick-me-up in the middle of the day, you're working through feelings of burnout, or you need to process a microaggression, this book is for you. In a world that works to devalue Latinas, it's time to make the radical decision to prioritize you: your life, your joy, and your self-care"--

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Reichard, Raquel (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Stoughton, Massachusetts : Adams Media, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2023.
Edition:First Adams Media hardcover edition.
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505 0 |a Part one: Mind. Destigmatize mental health -- Release the guilt that comes with self-care -- Shed your scarcity mindset -- Breathe in and exhale -- Resist perfectionism -- Unlearn the lies Marianismo taught you -- Make decisions for yourself -- not anyone else -- Work through religious trauma -- Talk to yourself like a homeboy from the homeland -- Turn reggaetón lyrics into affirmations -- and repeat them to yourself -- Stop comparing yourself to others -- Heal your inner child -- Take your time with grief -- Phone a friend for validation -- Feel all your emotions -- Don't get caught up with bochinche -- Validate your resilience fatigue -- Set boundaries and honor them -- Stop making yourself smaller -- Let go of impostor syndrome -- Say no -- Be flexible and open to change -- Ignore the mean girl in your head -- Heal or sever complicated relationships -- Stop judging yourself -- Trust yourself -- Journal to process your feelings -- Take a social media break -- Stop consuming media that makes you feel bad about yourself -- End the cycle of generational trauma -- Don't internalize stereotypes -- Embrace nuance -- Do a grounding practice that works for you -- Join a support group -- Find a Latina therapist -- Part two: Body. Dance to release trauma -- Ask for a hug (or hug yourself) -- Get a massage -- Stretch every morning -- Learn to listen to what your body is communicating to you -- Find a doctor who's right for you -- Suck it up and do preventive tests -- Start a bedtime routine to improve your sleep -- Cook one of abuelita's recipes -- Learn your cultural folkloric dances -- Adorn yourself in your culture's traditional garb -- Don't skip meals or count calories -- Eat more plantitas -- Drink more water -- Remember that bodies change -- Buy clothes that make you feel good in the body you have right now -- Start a facial skincare routine -- Prioritize solo sex -- Ask for what you want in bed during partnered sex -- Practice safe sex -- Take a warm bath -- Enjoy a warm tea -- Go on a hike -- Moisturize your skin -- Take the plunge -- Get your nails done -- Go to the hair salon -- Start a haircare routine -- Wear sunscreen -- Try a new Latin American or Caribbean restaurant once a month -- Rebuild your relationship with cultural foods -- Floss your teeth -- Work standing up -- Advocate for your health -- Reclaim your bodily autonomy -- Part three: Spirit. Embark on your señora era -- Clean your space while dancing to your favorite songs -- Take a trip to your ancestral land -- Visit la playita -- Create a playlist with natural sounds that remind you of home -- Help teach English to a new migrant -- Acknowledge the land you occupy -- Build an altar -- Maintain your relationships with loved ones who have passed away -- Find a new hobby -- Observe seasonal changes -- Pray -- Hold a funeral for your past self -- Nurture your green thumb -- Revitalize your spirit with childlike play -- Support Latine-owned businesses -- Call your loved ones who live abroad -- (Re)learn your mother tongue -- Excavate your family history -- Discover the heroines of your homeland -- Support causes you care about -- Find community -- Nurture your relationship with your higher power -- Date yourself -- Hang with your homegirls -- Embrace your accent -- Correct the mispronunciation of your name -- Look at yourself through decolonized eyes -- Go to a concert or music festival -- Enjoy Latine entertainment and art -- Learn how to listen to your intuition -- Broaden your horizons with travel -- Leave a job you hate -- Lighten your spirit with laughter -- Light a scented candle. 
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