I'm Talesha, a mom on a mission to help you enjoy a cup or glass of tea a part of your self-care routine.
As a working mom with two delightful boys, I fell in the societal trap of sacrificing everything about me so I could be "Mom of the Year." Soon after having my second son, I realized I needed a way out from under exhaustion and emptiness. I went to bed drained every night until I check procrastination and redefined what it meant to take good care of me.
Tea was one of the vehicles that lead me to self-awareness, self-love, and my real voice. I used to think that the status of my career and the perception of being a super mom was the way to fulfillment.
After years of talk therapy, I still found myself on my bathroom floor drowning in my own tears. I had no idea why or what was going on. All I knew was that I couldn't catch my breath or stop the tears from falling.
Once I pulled myself together, I realized that I had been procrastinating on taking good care of myself fully and without reservation. I didn't want to disappoint my sons, my husband, extended family, or community members so I had this habit of doing one more thing until there was no time for me. But all this pleasing left me lost and like a stranger in my own body.
That's when I made the commitment to invest in my emotional, physical, relational, and spiritual well-being by...
- reading self-help books to elevate my mind, thoughts, and outlook.
- engaging in a daily ritual of slowing down at 11:30AM to enjoy a cup of tea while my youngest son played nearby.
- journaling almost daily by simply writing whatever popped in my mind. It was a way to release my mind so it could breathe fresh ideas through what I was reading.
- praying and connecting with God while affirming my existence.
By incorporating these small acts throughout the day, I was able to show up gracefully for my children and those around me. Compassion is becoming my go to for myself and everyone else.
Who knew a small cup of tea would help transform how I showed up for myself, my kids, my husband, and others in my life.
Now I am on a mission to help you make a similar transformation in your life... one steeped in grace, positivity, and flow. You deserve to unapologetically feel and be whole.