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Stress, Lies, and Vacancy: The Self-care Guide to Refill Your Empty Vessel

Author: Dr. Raushannah Johnson Verwayne

Publisher: Ask Dr. RJ LLC

ISBN 10: 057857120X
ISBN 13: 978-0578571201

I Am My Sister’s Keeper...

It’s time to level up and embrace a self-care mindset. Refilling your empty vessel should be part of your newly learned behavior. For too long, Black women have spent the majority of our lives caring for others while ignoring our own personal health. We all need to take a break, refill, and recharge for overall happiness and better health. Unfortunately, the majority of us were never taught how to take care of ourselves and we have allowed the “superwoman myth” to penetrate our existence.

Stress, Lies, and Vacancy, is divided into three parts: Part I, Stress, deals with the negative effects of stress on the body and how to combat your stress triggers; Part II, Lies, presents stories of women who have bought into the societal myths of portrayals and the roles of Black women; Part III, Vacancy, provides insight and advice on dealing with relationships, trauma, anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts. At the end of the day, we’re all in this together and we can be a powerful force in our wellness shift. We must be willing to stand in the gap and be accountable to each other by encouraging one another to make self-care a priority and not be ashamed to seek therapy or take off the cape and mask. Stress, Lies, and Vacancy is your doctor’s order to end the cycle of a self-sacrifice mindset once and for all!