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You Deserve: Win Our October Self-Care Giveaway Worth $600+


You Deserve: Win Our October Self-Care Giveaway Worth $600+

A chance to win a wellness session with a therapist, cash, skincare products, and more!

Words: mater mea

Photo credit: CreateHER Stock

Photo credit: CreateHER Stock


October is Emotional Wellness Month, which makes sense—with the shift in weather and the days getting shorter and darker, it’s a good time to check in with ourselves and see how we’re doing.

Being a mom

Enter here!

Photo credit: Maria J. Hackett

Photo credit: Maria J. Hackett

Wellness Consultation With Psychotherapist Chamin Ajjan

Chamin Ajjan is a licensed clinical social worker and the clinical director and founder of Chamin Ajjan Psychotherapy, LCSW PLLC. She’ll be providing an one-hour-and-15-minute long wellness consultation to our giveaway winner. The wellness consultation includes:

° Review of your history (personal, family, work, health)

° Identification of coping mechanisms

° Assessment of diet, exercise, and stress-relief habits

° Evaluation of your wellness goals and review of expectations

° Statement of short-term, manageable and measurable wellness goals and plan

You can see just how amazing Chamin is by watching her during our motherwork: intimacy & sex workshop here. (Value: $350)


Loza Tam

Every superhero needs their theme music—and a costume. I’d like to think of Loza Tam’s satin-lined turbans as the perfect thing to wear while you’re on the go, or when you’ve carved out some me-time at the end of a busy day or week. The turban “features an elastic band in the back to ensure a the turban stays secure on your head,” and it’s pre-tied so you have one less thing to do. (Value: $50)


Abiyah Naturals

Abiyah Naturals is a plant-based, handmade line of body and skin care products. If you win the giveaway, you’ll get this “simple self-care starter set: aromatherapy oil to relax, roll on to re-energize, moisturizing soap bar…, all-in-one hair/body butter, and affirmation/inspiration stone.” (Value: $35)

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Ivy’s Tea Co.

What’s more relaxing that a nice cup of tea? Ivy’s Tea Co.—”We have herbal tea and herb-infused sweeteners for the culture”—has us covered with their “Sister Sister” herbal tea and “Side Piece” honey.

“Side Piece is a cinnamon and clove infused honey. The locally grown organic honey we is fresh from VA and is delicious in teas, over sweet potatoes or bae, if you're into that kinda thing.”

“Sister Sister is one of our favorite teas. It has all the herbs needed to beat stress—they're mostly nervine relaxants. After a few sips, you'll find yourself overcoming tension and falling into a soothing, calm state.” (Value: $30)


Matrescence Skin

We don’t always wake up flawless. And when that happens, it helps to have a boost from a brightening essence like the one created by Matrescence Skin, an organic, plant-based beauty line that promises “safe and effective skincare solutions for all stages of motherhood.” Made with Value: $68

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Look, sometimes self-care isn’t bubble baths and getting our nails done.

Sometimes it’s hiring a babysitter for the night so you can have a date with your partner or your sister friends.

Sometimes it’s spending a little extra on groceries to get healthy foods.

Sometimes it’s paying a bill.

With that in mind, I’m adding $100 to the mix, to be used however you want or need. You do you, so you can keep doing this motherhood thing the best way you can. (Value: $100)