Centuries of systemic oppression have had a considerable impact on the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being of African Americans specifically and people of African descent globally. Despite these challenges, we survive, we flourish and we thrive, yet it is often at the expense of our own mental and physical self-care and results in high amounts of stress-related illness.
Mindfulness, in various forms, has proven results in reducing stress, easing anger and anxiety, and providing the mental, emotional, spiritual and physical fortitude required to stay grounded and present in challenging and even life-threatening situations.
Stress is real, but so is inner peace.
Being Black is stressful. Mindfulness techniques have been proven to boost health and wellbeing and reduce stress. Our app, Mindfulyou.life, has your back.
We believe that identifying or establishing and maintaining consistent mindfulness practices can heal our minds, bodies and souls and has been proven to result in significant stress reduction.
This is not just another meditation app. Nope, not this one. This one is for us. Mindfulness is different for Black folks and so we built this one differently.
Our approach is holistic– not focused just on the illness, but considering the physical, emotional, social and spiritual wellbeing.
Our Mission is to:
- Educate underserved communities on the benefits of a consistent mindfulness practice.
- Establish and maintain consistent mindfulness practices for newcomers.
- Create opportunities for those with regular mindfulness practices to expand and elevate their current practice.
- Educate people on what “mindfulness is and can be.”
We intend to do this by:
- Making mindfulness widely accessible using technology that is intuitive, easy to use, fun, and culturally relevant for African Americans.
- Curating various mindfulness practices that are culturally relevant to African Americans, giving them the opportunity to recognize existing practices and explore new ones.
- Being a conduit of healing through mindfulness practices and community connection by having 1,000,000 users by 2020.
- Cultivating relationships with urban-centered community gardens to support the perpetuation of mindful food justice.
Whether you need prayer, music or physical activity, our app content spans wide to ensure your needs are addressed.
Do your own internal gardening. As you progress through various programs, you will start to see your tree grow and blossom.
With journaling, goal setting and achievement badges, you can build consistent habits to help you become more mindful.
Not all Black people are the same. We know that. Mindfulness for one person is different for another. Our app embraces your uniqueness yet ties everyone together through a sense of history, pride, and Black love.
Ready to get ya mind right? Go to Mindfulyou.life to request an invite.