Wellness Resources

Journaling complements wellness practices like meditation, exercise, and community-building. This page features some additional wellness resources that go hand-in-hand with your journaling practice.


Avocado & Honey Podcast by Smangiee

Tune in every Tuesday for conversations that will inspire you...especially if you're a black woman. ALL guests will participate in our segment “To Love a Black Woman" where they have the opportunity to share their appreciation for a particular black woman in their life and/or all black women. Keep the conversation going and follow us on all social media @avocadoandhoney.

Hosted by @_smangiee.

Districtly Local

Districtly Local Directory of DC local brands

Wellness is a communal act. Support DC community wellness by supporting our local brands. Districtly Local is a curated collection of DC brands with an emphasis on Black-owned, AAPI-owned, Latinx-owned, LGBTQ-owned, and woman-owned brands. Explore their directory at https://www.districtlylocal.com

Writing for My Sanity

Journaling Workshop

Tuesdays 3-6pm EST

Award-winning author and life transition coach, Melony Hill, spends her time empowering sufferers of mental and invisible illnesses to break free of the stigma, stereotypes and shame they've carried to create the lives they desire and deserve.

Believing that journaling is a life saving practice, Coach Melony has led a free weekly therapeutic in since July 2017. Recently, the in-person workshop has become a virtual event. To join in on the live discussion, join the Writing for My Sanity online community or sign up for the Stronger Than My Struggles mailing list to receive updates.

Writing Journaling Workshop with Coach Melony

Great Books Great MindsGreat Books Great Minds

Great Books, Great Minds is a digital publication committed to "Igniting the Power of Freedom and Expansion, One Book at a Time," founded and curated by Michael Scott. Great Books, Great Minds, is also a global community of authors and readersJoin to get weekly articles highlighting authors, thought leaders, and reading enthusiasts.

Together Thriving Podcast

Together Thriving Podcast

The Together Thriving podcast is a place to learn decolonized wellness from women and femmes of color all over the world. Co-hosts and founders Valeria Hernandez and Sarah Osman created Together Thriving to cultivate connections and discuss shared experiences between women and femmes of color when it comes to our wellbeing and our journey to thriving in all areas of life. Join us every Thursday as we discuss mindset, nutrition, spirituality, career and more through the lens of women and femmes of color!

Tune in at https://anchor.fm/together-thriving

Financial Wellness with Marguerita Cheng, CFP

Marguerita Cheng Blue Ocean Wealth

Marguerita (Rita) Cheng helps people meet their life goals through the proper management of financial resources. Rita is a Certified Financial Planner® professional and chief executive officer of financial advisory firm, Blue Ocean Global Wealth. She also educates the public, policy makers, and media about the benefits of competent, ethical financial planning. Rita is passionate about helping people navigate some of life’s most difficult issues—divorce, death, career changes, caring for aging relatives—so they can feel confident and in control of their finances. Rita is a regular columnist for Kiplinger and MarketWatch, and a past spokesperson for the AARP Financial Freedom Campaign. 

Learn more at margueritacheng.com

In Rita's podcast, Margaritas with Marguerita, Rita interviews industry experts on how to flex their financial muscles live on Facebook

Learn more at margueritacheng.com/category/podcasts



FindTreatment.gov is a website of the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), whose mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities. 

FindTreatment.gov is an online resource to find a treatment center near you. Learn more at https://www.findtreatment.gov.

For assistance finding a treatment center, call SAMHSA's 24/7 free hotline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

Addiction Center Support Groups for Addiction Recovery

Addiction Center

Support groups for addiction allow people to share their personal experiences. There are groups that can benefit anyone with any type of addiction. Support groups are also helpful for addicted people with co-occurring mental conditions like depression.

Addiction Center is an informational web guide for those who are struggling with substance use disorders and co-occurring behavioral and mental health disorders. Addiction Center is owned by Recovery Worldwide, a national informational marketing umbrella for several addiction recovery-related properties. Addiction Center works with nationally recognized treatment facilities to provide treatment counseling, rehab placement and insurance/financial consultations for those seeking help.

Find a support group at https://www.addictioncenter.com/treatment/support-groups

Speak with a treatment provider at (855) 434-3037

Drug Rehab USA

Drug Rehab USA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse by helping people locate proper addiction treatment and provide accurate recovery information. DrugRehabUS.org is a referral service that provides information about addiction treatment practitioners and facilities.

Find a treatment center on their website at https://drugrehabus.org.

Call their 24/7 addiction hotline at 1-877-629-7420

Breathe, Rise + Thrive


Breathe, Rise + Thrive (@breatherisethrive) is a community of conscious leaders dedicated to waking up and transforming themselves, their communities and - by extension - the planet. They offer a community membership and low-cost online breathework classes, from $12. 

Co-founder and coach Jaleel Mackey is a former high performance athlete, turned business leader, turned facilitator of healing. He brings with him over a decade of mindfulness meditation practice; a heart-centered approach to peak performance/transformational coaching, and a lifetime of experiences which have cultivated his willingness to wade through the depths of another’s darkness, hand in hand, to find wholeness. 

Co-founder Tom Williamson is a Mental + Emotional Fitness Coach and was inspired to co-create BRT as a way to make sense of the world after losing his father to cancer. His interdisciplinary approach to transformation comes from his experiences as an athlete, a Hollywood actor, an international youth mentor, and training in a myriad of leadership/mindfulness disciplines.


MindTerra is a global platform and community, dedicated to using words and writing as a vehicle of change. Through writing and exploring words, we aspire to empower change at all levels, from the self to society. 

We offer online programs: Writing Veranda, Wellness Writing, and Mental Health Talks, all of which aim to inspire you to write creatively and reflectively in a safe and welcoming environment. 

ZenFit YouTube Channel

ZenFit Mindful Exercise Class


ZenFit is a mindful, beginner level exercise class designed to be accessible. As one of our students said, "It's like a full-body workout while meditating!" We do full-body strength-training exercises at a calm pace, focusing on breath, form, and technique. All videos are saved on ZenFit’s channel, so you can use them anytime.

ZenFit is developed by Alina Liao, Founder of Zenit. I don't believe we should measure fitness by how exhausted you feel at the end of a workout. I believe fitness is about learning to listen to your body, so you can build healthy, sustainable routines that honor your body. My experience as a competitive athlete and NCAA Division I gymnast gave me a deep appreciation for the value of listening to my body, and the importance of technique in exercising. I've now developed ZenFit to create an exercise class that incorporates mindfulness and is loving, community-oriented, and empowering. 

In our one hour together, we start with a body-scan meditation, warm up, do a full-body circuit of strengthening movements, covering our core muscle groups, and wind down with stretching and a body-affirming meditation. The vibe is calm and encouraging. I want you to walk away feeling accepted, supported, and inspired by what your body can do.