Women of Color Remake Wellness

Women of Color Remake Wellness Safe space bringing health and wellness practices to BIPoC (Black, Indigenous, people of colour) women through shared dialogue & daily self-care practices.

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This Week’s Mantra I choose to prioritize myself. My thoughts and feelings matter--they are not selfish. I deserve to gi...
11/01/2021

This Week’s Mantra

I choose to prioritize myself.

My thoughts and feelings matter--they are not selfish. I deserve to give myself attention, compassion, and time.

This Week’s Mantra

I choose to prioritize myself.

My thoughts and feelings matter--they are not selfish. I deserve to give myself attention, compassion, and time.

What Does BIPOC Stand For?The acronym, which stands for black, Indigenous and people of color, is suddenly everywhere, y...
10/27/2021

What Does BIPOC Stand For?

The acronym, which stands for black, Indigenous and people of color, is suddenly everywhere, yet not a lot of people know what the acronym stands for and why it is better to use BIPoC and not POC.

POC | stands for “people of color,” is a general umbrella term that collectively refers to all people of color — anyone who isn’t white.

BIPOC| stands for “BLACK , INDIGENOUS , and PEOPLE OF COLOUR.

Detailed breakdown of what “BIPOC” stands for:

Black | generally describes a person of African or Caribbean descent.

Indigenous | (as used in Canada) the term Indigenous peoples (or Aboriginal peoples) refers to First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples. These are the original inhabitants of the land that is now Canada.

People of Color (POC) | A blanket term used to refer people who aren’t white. Although the following list is not exhaustive, “People of Color” can include people who are: East Asian,
South East Asian, South Asian,
Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander.

The acronym POC can be used to imply that all people of color (Asian, Latinx, Black, Pacific Islander, and Middle Eastern, for example) have the same or similar experiences. It can also appear to insinuate that people from non-white ethnic groups are interchangeable.

BIPOC aims to unite all people of color while also acknowledging the unique history of oppression, systemic racism, and cultural erasure that Black and Indigenous people face. BIPOC is a way of creating greater recognition and inclusion of these marginalized groups.

BIPO, emphasizes, more specifically than the term “People of Colour,” the following: People of Colour face varying types of discrimination and prejudice. Systemic racism continues to oppress, invalidate, and deeply affect the lives of Black and Indigenous people in ways other People of Colour may not necessarily experience.

The choice to use “BIPOC” reflects the desire to illuminate specific injustices affecting Black and Indigenous people.

This Week’s Mantra I forgive my pastI deserve loveI allow myself to heal
10/25/2021

This Week’s Mantra

I forgive my past

I deserve love

I allow myself to heal

This Week’s Mantra

I forgive my past

I deserve love

I allow myself to heal

This Week’s Mantra Many of us want to change all kinds of things that ultimately, we have absolutely no control over wha...
10/18/2021

This Week’s Mantra

Many of us want to change all kinds of things that ultimately, we have absolutely no control over whatsoever. We want to change our friends; our relationships; our community; our city; our country; another country – the list goes on. While there’s no denying that we can all make a conscious effort to better this world, it’s important to recognize that things that you have no control over, and to let it go.

“I will let go of the things I cannot control.”

This Week’s Mantra

Many of us want to change all kinds of things that ultimately, we have absolutely no control over whatsoever. We want to change our friends; our relationships; our community; our city; our country; another country – the list goes on. While there’s no denying that we can all make a conscious effort to better this world, it’s important to recognize that things that you have no control over, and to let it go.

“I will let go of the things I cannot control.”

*Reposting Join Women of Color Remake Wellness and Montreal Hike (@hikemtl) for a fall hiking event. This hike centers B...
10/13/2021

*Reposting

Join Women of Color Remake Wellness and Montreal Hike (@hikemtl) for a fall hiking event. This hike centers BIWOC experiences and education. Allies welcome.

What To Know Before You Go:What To Know Before You Go:
Due to the risks of COVID-19 we will be capping the group at 20 RSVPs and adhering to social distancing measures.
Masks must be worn. Please stay home if you have any symptoms.
We recommend arriving early (15-20 minutes) to allow yourself time to find parking and meet some new people.
This trail is a beginner trail. We will take it slow, and we never leave anyone behind!
Bring plenty of water and snacks.
Because of the limited capacity of this event, please only sign up if you are sure to attend.

Date: Saturday, October 23rd
Time: 9am
Location: Gatineau Park ( Trail #1 )
Fee: Free ($0)

Date: Saturday, October 23rd
Time: 10:30am
Location: Park Chut a Bull
Fee: $7.00 Adults Kids: $3.00

RSVPS link in bio

Join Women of Color Remake Wellness and Montreal Hike for a fall hiking event. This hike centers BIWOC experiences and e...
10/13/2021

Join Women of Color Remake Wellness and Montreal Hike for a fall hiking event. This hike centers BIWOC experiences and education. Allies welcome.

What To Know Before You Go:What To Know Before You Go:
* Due to the risks of COVID-19 we will be capping the group at 20 RSVPs and adhering to social distancing measures. Masks must be worn. Please stay home if you have any symptoms.
* We recommend arriving early (15-20 minutes) to allow yourself time to find parking and meet some new people.
* This trail is a beginner trail. We will take it slow, and we never leave anyone behind!
* Bring plenty of water and snacks.
* Because of the limited capacity of this event, please only sign up if you are sure to attend.

Date: Sunday, October 23rd
Time: 9am
Location: Gatineau Park ( Trail #1 )
Fee: Free ($0)

Date: Sunday, October 23rd
Time: 10:30am
Location: Park Chut a Bull
Fee: $7.00 Adults Kids: $3.00

RSVPS link in bio

As you prepare for a new beginning, make a conscious effort to rid your mind, body and spirit of any judgement and criti...
10/11/2021

As you prepare for a new beginning, make a conscious effort to rid your mind, body and spirit of any judgement and criticism. So much unhappiness comes from self-judgement. It’s the one thing that stops you from doing and saying what you want, and ultimately, the one thing that’s standing in your way to a fresh start.

However, the key to capitalizing on this mantra is to apply it to both yourself and others. Self-judgement and being judgmental of others is simply never good for your mindful aspirations. So, just get rid of it entirely by repeating this motivational mantra.

As you prepare for a new beginning, make a conscious effort to rid your mind, body and spirit of any judgement and criticism. So much unhappiness comes from self-judgement. It’s the one thing that stops you from doing and saying what you want, and ultimately, the one thing that’s standing in your way to a fresh start.

However, the key to capitalizing on this mantra is to apply it to both yourself and others. Self-judgement and being judgmental of others is simply never good for your mindful aspirations. So, just get rid of it entirely by repeating this motivational mantra.

What is World Mental Health Day?World Mental Health Day is a day aimed at raising awareness of mental health issues. Aro...
10/10/2021

What is World Mental Health Day?
World Mental Health Day is a day aimed at raising awareness of mental health issues. Around the world, mental health advocacy groups campaign for better education, treatment, and destigmatization of mental health issues. World Mental Health Day is celebrated internationally every year on the 10th of October.

Mental health is one of the most neglected areas of public health. About 1 billion people are living with mental disorders; 3 million people die every year from the harmful use of alcohol, and one person dies every 40 seconds by su***de. Social stigma, discrimination, and human rights abuse of people with mental health conditions further precipitate the situation of mental health disorders.
Why is Mental Health so Important?
In any given year, 1 in 5 Canadians experience mental illness or an addiction problem. By the time most Canadians reach 40 years of age, 1 in 2 have, or have had mental illness. Canadians between the ages of 15 to 24 are found to be more likely to experience mental illness and/or substance use disorders than any other age group. 

While mental illness accounts for about 10% of the burden of disease in Ontario, it receives just 7% of health care funding. Relative to this burden, mental healthcare in Ontario is underfunded by about $1.5 billion.

In recognition of World Mental Health Day, Women of Color Remake Wellness and Lotus Movement (@the_lotus_movement will be hosting an IG live (@wmoenofcolorremakewellness) is organizing a panel discussion on Black, Indigenous and people of colour (BIPOC) mental health. The discussion will centre on decolonizing wellness and intergenerational trauma.

Sunday, October 10th, 2021
Time: 12pm/EST
Location: IG Live (@womenofcolorremakewellness

World Mental Health Day: Decolonizing Mental Health, Intergenerational Trauma & COVID-19 Each year, the World Health Org...
10/08/2021

World Mental Health Day: Decolonizing Mental Health, Intergenerational Trauma & COVID-19

Each year, the World Health Organization hosts World Mental Health Day to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and to mobilize efforts in support of mental health. The day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide.

In recognition of World Mental Health Day, Women of Color Remake Wellness and Lotus Movement (@the_lotus_movement will be hosting an IG live (@wmoenofcolorremakewellness) is organizing a panel discussion on Black, Indigenous and people of colour (BIPOC) mental health. The discussion will centre on decolonizing wellness and intergenerational trauma.

Sunday, October 10th, 2021
Time: 12pm/EST
Location: IG Live (@womenofcolorremakewellness

World Mental Health Day: Decolonizing Mental Health, Intergenerational Trauma & COVID-19

Each year, the World Health Organization hosts World Mental Health Day to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and to mobilize efforts in support of mental health. The day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide.

In recognition of World Mental Health Day, Women of Color Remake Wellness and Lotus Movement (@the_lotus_movement will be hosting an IG live (@wmoenofcolorremakewellness) is organizing a panel discussion on Black, Indigenous and people of colour (BIPOC) mental health. The discussion will centre on decolonizing wellness and intergenerational trauma.

Sunday, October 10th, 2021
Time: 12pm/EST
Location: IG Live (@womenofcolorremakewellness

This week’s mantra put myself at the top of my to-do list every single day and allow the rest to fall into place.
10/04/2021

This week’s mantra

put myself at the top of my to-do list every single day and allow the rest to fall into place.

This week’s mantra

put myself at the top of my to-do list every single day and allow the rest to fall into place.

National Day for Truth and ReconciliationToday (September 30th) marks the introduction of The National Day for Truth and...
09/30/2021

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Today (September 30th) marks the introduction of The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation as a day of reflection across Canada. The designation of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation fulfills one of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action, and is meant to honour Survivors, their families, and communities. It ensures that public commemoration of the history and legacy of Indian Residential Schools remains a vital and enduring component of Reconciliation.

Both the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day take place on September 30. Orange Shirt Day is an Indigenous-led grassroots commemorative day that honours the children who survived Indian Residential Schools and remembers those who did not. This day relates to the experience of Phyllis Webstad, a Northern Secwpemc (Shuswap) from the Stswecem'c Xgat'tem First Nation, on her first day of school, where she arrived dressed in a new orange shirt, which was taken from her. It is now a symbol of the stripping away of culture, freedom and self-esteem experienced by Indigenous children over generations.

As an ally you can observe the National Day For Truth And Reconciliation by listening to stories of residential school survivors, wearing orange shirts in solidarity, donating to Indigenous-led causes, take the day to send letters to your elected officials urging them to redress issues such as the crisis of missing, murdered Indigenous women and girls and choosing to personally fight for one or more of the 94 calls to action.

We’ve created a guide where you can find more resources.

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Today (September 30th) marks the introduction of The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation as a day of reflection across Canada. The designation of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation fulfills one of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action, and is meant to honour Survivors, their families, and communities. It ensures that public commemoration of the history and legacy of Indian Residential Schools remains a vital and enduring component of Reconciliation.

Both the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day take place on September 30. Orange Shirt Day is an Indigenous-led grassroots commemorative day that honours the children who survived Indian Residential Schools and remembers those who did not. This day relates to the experience of Phyllis Webstad, a Northern Secwpemc (Shuswap) from the Stswecem'c Xgat'tem First Nation, on her first day of school, where she arrived dressed in a new orange shirt, which was taken from her. It is now a symbol of the stripping away of culture, freedom and self-esteem experienced by Indigenous children over generations.

As an ally you can observe the National Day For Truth And Reconciliation by listening to stories of residential school survivors, wearing orange shirts in solidarity, donating to Indigenous-led causes, take the day to send letters to your elected officials urging them to redress issues such as the crisis of missing, murdered Indigenous women and girls and choosing to personally fight for one or more of the 94 calls to action.

We’ve created a guide where you can find more resources.

Fill in the blankI am most at peace when i am ________.
09/29/2021

Fill in the blank

I am most at peace when i am ________.

This Week’s Mantra I am ready to Transform old fears into NEW POWERS
09/27/2021

This Week’s Mantra
I am ready to
Transform
old fears
into
NEW
POWERS

This Week’s Mantra
I am ready to
Transform
old fears
into
NEW
POWERS

Just Like That, 🍂 Fall Is Here 🍂The autumn equinox (Sept 22nd) is a time when day and night are in equal balance. We are...
09/23/2021

Just Like That, 🍂 Fall Is Here 🍂

The autumn equinox (Sept 22nd) is a time when day and night are in equal balance. We are moving into a new season and are being encouraged to stop, celebrate, and take stock of our lives. Many cultures welcome the autumn equinox with ceremonies expressing gratitude for the harvest.

The Fall Equinox is a time for reflection and finding balance. Here are six rituals to help you welcome this new season and all the opportunities it brings:

1. Write to reflect on the past and plan for the future.

2. Give yourself a blue ribbon to acknowledge your recent accomplishments, even if others did not. Paste it onto the paper (refer to ritual one) with your accomplishments, lessons, and goals. Keep this page somewhere you can see it throughout the fall.

3. Step out of the box. The point of this quick visualization exercise is to let yourself expand and think bigger. Feel free to return to it at any point in the new season:

4. Feast on fall foods from around the world. This could include baked apples, soups packed with root vegetables etc.

5. Bring balance into your life. Use the midpoint between night and day to consider where you could use more balance in your life. How you could better prioritize your energy into the new season and release the need to control everything. How you can rest more and stress less, and spend your time nurturing the relationships you most value.

6. Do something to bring balance into the world for example by volunteering for a cause you care about, smile at strangers, or commit to an eco-friendly change.

Just Like That, 🍂 Fall Is Here 🍂

The autumn equinox (Sept 22nd) is a time when day and night are in equal balance. We are moving into a new season and are being encouraged to stop, celebrate, and take stock of our lives. Many cultures welcome the autumn equinox with ceremonies expressing gratitude for the harvest.

The Fall Equinox is a time for reflection and finding balance. Here are six rituals to help you welcome this new season and all the opportunities it brings:

1. Write to reflect on the past and plan for the future.

2. Give yourself a blue ribbon to acknowledge your recent accomplishments, even if others did not. Paste it onto the paper (refer to ritual one) with your accomplishments, lessons, and goals. Keep this page somewhere you can see it throughout the fall.

3. Step out of the box. The point of this quick visualization exercise is to let yourself expand and think bigger. Feel free to return to it at any point in the new season:

4. Feast on fall foods from around the world. This could include baked apples, soups packed with root vegetables etc.

5. Bring balance into your life. Use the midpoint between night and day to consider where you could use more balance in your life. How you could better prioritize your energy into the new season and release the need to control everything. How you can rest more and stress less, and spend your time nurturing the relationships you most value.

6. Do something to bring balance into the world for example by volunteering for a cause you care about, smile at strangers, or commit to an eco-friendly change.

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Women of Color Remake Wellness focus on creating a safe space to bring health and wellness practices to women of colour through shared dialogue and daily self-care practices. Inspire mental/emotional, spiritual and physical health through daily health and wellness practices.

Our mission is to empower women of colour to practice self-care and become leaders in the health and wellness community; and cultivate a space where women of colour can feel seen and can fully explore what wellness means in their life. Our goal is to provide resources (i.e. mental health, nutrition, self-care, health intel, etc.), and host events such as panel discussions, weekend workshops and self-care Sunday events where women of colour can come together to learn and share wellness practices with one another; and through this work cultivate richer understanding of what it means to be healthy from the inside out.

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