Patia Braithwaite, SELF Magazine

Patia Braithwaite

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Recent articles by Patia:

20 Romance Novels by Black Authors to Fall in Love With

Here are 20 handpicked romance novels written by Black authors for you to curl up with this summer. → Read More

8 'Monday Morning' Tips to Help You Start the Week off Right

If you struggle with motivation and productivity every Monday morning, here are a few tips to help make things more pleasant. → Read More

Your Black Coworkers Are Still Not Okay—Here’s How to Support Them

We talked to Black employees and an HR professional about actionable things allies can do to support their Black coworkers. → Read More

How to Take a Nap That’s Restful and Doesn’t Mess With Your Sleep

We discuss how to take a nap that allows you to rest peacefully without disrupting your nocturnal sleeping habits. → Read More

How to Clean Ears Safely and When to See a Doctor

We talked to experts about how to clean ears safely, cleaning habits to avoid, and when to see a doctor for earwax removal. → Read More

How to Fall Asleep Faster Even Though Life Is Stressful Right Now

Experts discuss how to fall asleep faster by assessing your sleep hygiene, and they explain when to see a doctor about your sleep patterns. → Read More

The GirlTrek Bootcamp Uses Black History to Illustrate Black Joy

The Girltrek Bootcamp, known as Black History Bootcamp, is a 21-day walking mediation and an invitation to walk with ancestors. → Read More

17 Things Black People in America Are Feeling, According to Therapists

Black people in America are grappling with systemic racism, so we asked therapists about the emotions it's normal to feel. → Read More

Why Black People Laughing Is Important Right Now

We discuss why Black people laughing is such a unique and healing experience—especially in light of recent events. → Read More

Black Therapists on Their Best Advice for Coping Right Now

Eight Black therapists share a few tips for Black people who are struggling to cope with police violence. → Read More

How to Take a Break Right Now if You’re a Black Person in Need of Rest

Here are seven reminders and tips for Black people who might need to take a break to process police violence and protests. → Read More

7 Cat Instagram Accounts to Follow If You’re Black and Need Some Joy

Here are seven cat Instagram accounts to follow if your Instagram feed needs a bit of levity right now. → Read More

15 Positive Affirmations That Seem Both Optimistic and Realistic

We share 15 positive affirmations and expert insight on what makes positive affirmations most useful. → Read More

We Need Black Joy More Than Ever—Here's Why

In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, black joy and laughter can help us maintain our mental health during this difficult time. → Read More

How to Shave Pubic Hair Near Your Vagina

With DIY grooming on the rise, we asked a dermatologist for tips and insight on how to shave pubic hair near your vagina. → Read More

Why 'Go for a Walk' Isn't Always the Best Advice

Going for a walk is good for your mood and body, but suggesting it may not always be helpful. Here's what to do instead. → Read More

14 People on How to Feel Normal During the Coronavirus Pandemic

We asked 14 people to share the small actions they are taking as they try to figure out how to feel normal during the pandemic. → Read More

8 Grounding Techniques to Try When You’re Spiraling

If you’re dealing with anxiety right now, consider trying these eight physical grounding techniques when you’re spiraling. → Read More

Does Anyone Else Feel Like a Catfish Online During this Pandemic?

Even though I'm using my own pictures, life with lax beauty standards can sometimes feel like I am a catfish online. → Read More

I’m Not Interested in Being Cheered Up From a Bad Mood

While there’s value in trying to change a bad mood, sometimes it’s fine to just stew if you’re having a less than stellar day. → Read More