Good morning my fine friends. I am majorly excited to have something new to share with you today!
My heart for March was to hightlight wellness here on candacemread.com. Things changed a touch due to World happenings. As I questioned myself on moving forward with this segment, I was reminded that now, more than ever, people need an understanding of what true wellness is. While being physically active is an element of wellness, I have come to learn that welllness is a state of being and that state of being starts in the MIND.
Being well holistically requires a certain honesty, a transparency and self-love that you must have for yourself. You have to want it for YOU. This is something I knew I wanted for myself, but had no clue how to really begin to peel back those layers and get real with myself. Insert Achea Redd. On a breezy morning a few years ago, we met for coffee in Bexely at Kittie’s Cakes and for the first time in my life, I had an encouter with a strong, fearless woman who encouraged me through her story, to lean into mine.
For today’s spotlight on wellness, I am thrilled to have Achea join in an authentic chat surrounding mental health, being a well for others, stigmas and how we can refuel ourselves. For those of you who don’t know, Achea Redd is the creator of Real Girls F.A.R.T, a community and movement that focuses on empowering and equipping women with the necessary tools to use their voices and become their best, most authentic selves. One of the things I love most about Achea, is her daily passion for disrupting the negative noise surrounding mental health. She shared her story on a new level this past year with the release of her first book, Be Free Be You and is currently working on the second (woot woot). I would continue writing a novel, but I want you guys to listen in on this eposide, as we both share elements of our personal stories and Achea encourages you to find your own personal freedoms.
To stay connected with Achea Redd & Real Girls F.A.R.T., please visit wwww.realgirlsfart.com.