My cousin's birth announcement text got me thinking about my pregnancies and how important body oiling was for me for several reasons. It covers physical health, mental preparation, and spiritual connection.
Here are 5 reasons why body oiling was an essential practice during my pregnancies.
We are going to thrive out loud. We are going to take up space in this world. We are not going to apologize for our intersections, our identities, our work, our love or how we lead life. We are going to continue to document so we can stand with others and illuminate the path in letting our youth know that it *actually* does get better.
Joy is not a zero-sum game. My joy takes nothing from you. Your joy takes nothing from your neighbor. So, to hold steadfast onto the shoulds of your life or someone else's...THAT is what keeps you from your own fullness.
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