As black women it’s widely known that we have to work twice as hard as our counterparts in life, which can easily cause our plates to overflow. This forces us to normalize navigating life overcommitted, chronically stressed, and turning a deaf ear to what our bodies are loudly trying to communicate. Often in an effort to avoid the scary feelings of internal emptiness and loneliness we can sometimes feel, we turn our focus to “showing up” for others and keeping “busy” in an effort to fill the void and maintain our Superwoman status. I invite you to participate in this reflective and interactive workshop to learn the long term effects of chronic stress, symptoms of high functioning depression/anxiety, and the dire importance of self-care. You will start to examine the underlying factors that influence your commitments, as well as assess what’s personally needed to truly heal and feel whole. You’ll leave encouraged and empowered to put your mental health first, unapologetically.