Self-Care Resource Room

Welcome to our self-care resource room! Here you will find a myriad of self-care resources including self-care articles, tips, service links, and more! As we find and develop useful information and tools, we will post it here. There is plenty of free information about self-care floating around. Just Google self-care and you will be bombarded with articles, organizations, and tools. If you would like to list a self-care tip, article, or business, contact us at info@queensroom.org.

Self-Care Plan Development Tool

How often do you attend to your self-care needs? When is the last time you evaluated what your needs are? Download our free ebook, Self-Love 101. and use the Self-Care Plan Development pages to do a self-care needs assessment and create a plan. Next, look at ways you can improve your self-care practices. Be honest with yourself! Remember this is a tool for improving how you love and nurture yourself, not another excuse to beat yourself up. Please check-in weekly on our FB, LinkedIn, or Twitter page to let us know your progress!

Click here to download your copy!

Directory

Below is a list of organizations that offer various self-care/self-love services.

NOTICE: The Queens Room or Bailey Learning and Arts Collective makes no promises or guarantees for goods or services purchased from any organization listed in the directory. By clicking on a link or contacting the providers listed, you agree that The Queens Room or Bailey Learning and Arts Collective (BLAAC), Inc. has no liability or responsibility for any issues that may occur with any organization or business listed in our directory.

Health and Wellness

Physical Health

Health Education and Training Center of Gainesville, Inc: Improving the quality of health in Gainesville and around the world through health education and health promotion. //www.heateducation.org/

H.E.A.T. offers the following free services: wellness planning, cooking classes, nutritional goal setting, group grocery shopping, exercise plans. All of our classes/ courses are streamed live or pre-recorded online! We also have guest speakers that come into class and facilitate health education classes.

Black Women’s Health Imperative: The mission of the Black Women’s Health Imperative is to “lead the effort to solve the most pressing health issues that affect Black women and girls in the U.S. Through investments in evidence-based strategies, we deliver bold new programs and advocate health-promoting policies.” https://bwhi.org/who-we-are/

Mental Health

Dr. Jennifer Mullan’s Mental Health Resource List: Dr. Jennifer Mullan is a clinical psychologist who focuses on decolonization therapy, which is a method of therapy specifically focused on patients’ experiences as POC. Learn more about her at her website https://www.drjennifermullan.com. She has a long list of mental health resources for POC at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CHwGfgqVZo0N4xw3NwhbxRN9Exxzm2iOjhwHZc1DOfA/edit?usp=sharing.

The Loveland Foundation: An organization that provides assistance to Black women and girls seeking therapy. https://thelovelandfoundation.org/about/

Open Path Collective: Reduced-cost therapy for low-income individuals who are uninsured or do not have enough coverage. https://openpathcollective.org

Bilingual Center for Mindfulness: Bilingual self-care resource for people looking to practice mindfulness. https://bilingualmindfulness.com

Rest for Resistance: Blog containing writings and resources by Queer, trans POC for mental health. https://restforresistance.com/read

UCLA Guided Meditations: A set of free guided meditations to practice mindfulness, available in several languages. https://www.uclahealth.org/marc/mindful-meditations

Spa Services

Jay-Jill Cosmetics Glamtique & SPA: 4509 NW 23 Ave, Gainesville, FL 32606/https://jay-jillcosmetics.com/

The Goddess Project: 1031 NW 6th Street B1, Gainesville, FL/352)519-0440 The Goddess Project offers facials, manicures, pedicures, teeth whitening, and a host of other services specially tailored to the needs of each customer.  https://www.facebook.com/goddessprojectgnv/

Hey Honey Wellness Spa: 3220 Butner Road STE, 140 Atlanta, GA 30331. “A new feminine, and tranquil spa experience that provides ancient herbal yoni steaming and detoxification for womb health and goddess wellness.”

Holistic Services

The Goddess Project: 1031 NW 6th Street B1, Gainesville, FL/352)519-0440 The Goddess Project offers unique V-Steams (Peristeam Hydrotherapy) especially tailored to the needs of each customer, Gemstone Rx, and other energy and holistic services. Their unique sip and steam parties are well-known as the ultimate girls’ night out! https://www.facebook.com/goddessprojectgnv/

100 Essential Womxn: Empowering women through the feminine divinity of waistbeads. https://linktr.ee/100EssentialWomxn

Dr. Michael Bird’s Decolonizing the Mind: Dr. Michael Yellow Bird speaks at Portland State University, “Healing through neurodecolonization and mindfulness”. Indigenous scholar and activist, citizen of the Arikara (Sahniish) and Hidatsa Nations in North Dakota. https://vimeo.com/86995336

Indigenous Healing Playlist: A free YouTube video series about indigenous healing. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLR4JDLysJ7WOiKV9DRP5lWoLlI7TaKIek

Capacitar International: “Capacitar is made up of grassroots people on 5 continents in over 45 countries, connected through an international network of solidarity dedicated to the wisdom of the body, mind and spirit in healing ourselves, our communities, and our world while building relationships of cultural and personal understanding.” https://capacitar.org/who-are-we/

The Tribal Information Exchange’s Indigenous healing resources: Page of resources specifically aimed at Indigenous people to start their path of healing. https://tribalinformationexchange.org/index.php/healing/

The Nap Ministry: Instagram account focused on the importance of rest, specifically napping, as a form of self-care and empowerment for POC. https://www.instagram.com/thenapministry/