I Tried A CBD Self-Care Routine & Am I Chill Yet?

Lately, I’m not above any attempt to make all the everything of this past year feel a little less stressful. I long to be the type of person who can keep plants alive, have a flawless self-care morning ritual and not fall into negative stress spirals despite living through a global pandemic where medical guidance is deemed optional by so many — but I’m just not there. Instead, I stress! I grind my teeth and I bite my nails and I talk to myself/my dogs about all the various things that are making the vein in my forehead throb at that given hour. Chill? Not me. I don’t know her. Never met her.

Of course, there’s no way to buy a stress-free mindset (unless its alleviating financial stressors, I suppose?) and a lot of it comes with finding ways to collaborate with your community of loved ones to be kinder

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P-Valley ‘s Nicco Annan: Inside My Self-Care Routine

Welcome to the inaugural meeting of the Nicco Annan fan club. Get comfortable ’cause it’s the first of many. 

In case you aren’t watching one of the best new shows of the year, Annan is the breakout star of Starz’ revolutionary drama P-Valley, starring as Uncle Clifford, the gender-fluid strip-club owner who happens to steal every scene he’s in  and looks flawless while doing so. 

And it turns out Annan is just as fabulous—if not more so—than his character. In this week’s installment of E!’s Wellness Wednesday series, the actor opens up about his self-care routine, revealing his go-to indulgences, his favorite way to break a sweat and what is making him happy right now.

Plus, his answer to what he can’t go to bed without doing every day will definitely cause your eyes to rain, just warning you now. 

Affirmation or Mantra You Tell Yourself: 
“I am enough.”

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8 Women of Color on What Self-Care Looks Like in a Racist Society

Sundays are a day to recharge and reset by hanging with friends, turning off your phone, bathing for hours on end, or doing whatever else works for you. In this column (in conjunction with our Instagram Self-Care Sunday series), we ask editors, experts, influencers, writers, and more what a perfect self-care Sunday means to them, from tending to their mental and physical health to connecting with their community to indulging in personal joys. We want to know why Sundays are important and how people enjoy them, from morning to night.

As a Black child in a rural county in North Carolina, I watched the white supremacist drive through the Martin Luther King Day parade route every year waving Confederate flags and shouting racial slurs. As a teenager, I taught the younger kids about fire drills during Sunday school because Black churches were being set on fire again. As a college

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