Welcome Queens Co. Professional Members
On this page, you’ll find different resources related to our mission of helping you grow personally, financially. professionally, and health wise. Check-in every month to see what new tools we’ll be sharing!
Personal Growth Resource
Four Things You Can Do In The Morning Before Checking Your Phone
In this day in age it’s easy to reach for your phone at every given second. But it’s important to step back, catch your breath and detach from your devices on a daily basis. So here are four things you can do in the morning that’ll make your day more pleasant and keep you in the present.
1. Drink a glass of water
We all know that water will save your life and have your edges snatched. It’s the simplest of things but yet crucial to all things self care. Drinking a glass of water in the mornings will help kick start your metabolism, hydrate after that long rest, and flush your system. Think of it as a health investment first thing in the morning.
2. Stretch/ Short Morning Workout
If you don't already have a morning workout routine that you like, just a simple stretch will be enough to get your body awake for the day! Anything from yoga, jumping jacks, push-ups will get your blood flowing and ready to continue your boss babe lifestyle.
3. Journaling/ Prayer
Your mind is another muscle that you should stretch and clear up in the morning. Jotting a though down or opening up in prayer is an awesome way to get you thinking and prepare your mind for the day. This also gives your mind the room to make space for the possibilities of new thoughts and ideas throughout your day.
4. Catch up on a Good Read
What you read in the morning and fill your mind with can heavily influence your day. If you’re in a HaHa Davis kind of mood, read something funny, if you need some financial advice listen to a great audiobook, or if you just want to read that spicy book on your night stand, do that too sis! Reading is a great way to get your day rolling without scrolling through that Instagram timeline.
There are so many other things we can pick up or do before grabbing our phones first thing in the morning. If you don’t already, give one of these a try and see what works best for you!
BOSTON AREA PEOPLE OF COLOR THERAPIST CONTACT LIST
Mental health is all the rage right now, as it should be! As women of color, we’ve experienced a number of different types of trauma due to the intersection of our gender and race, not to mention any other life problems we may be facing on a daily basis. Therapy is a vital resource to help us navigate our mental health but sometimes it can be hard because we’d like to seek help from a professional who can relate to our identity. Check out the custom list with contact info of therapist of color in the Greater Boston area to get you started.
Professional Development Resource
article: “What HAPPENS TO EMPLOYEE BENEFITS WHEN YOU LEAVE YOUR JOB”
“Have you recently left your job? Whether you quit or were terminated, you may be entitled to certain employee benefits.
It pays to learn as much as you can about these benefits before you move on to something new.”
Check out this article below for more information on what to do to ensure you get benefits you’re entitled to when leaving a job!
Health and Wellness Resource
Its October, that means it’s time for pumpkin everything. With that being said, Queens Co’s very own, Joanne Dorgilus is sharing a vegetarian and gluten free pumpkin smoothie!
1/2 cup 100% pumpkin puree
1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
1/2 chopped frozen banana
1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk or oat milk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp honey
Mix all of the ingredients together in a blender and blend until smooth.
If you like your smoothie thick, you can add less ice and more milk.
Financial Empowerment Resource
52 week money challenge
The importance of having a substantial savings cannot be stressed but a lot of people don’t know where to begin. It can be difficult to determine how much money to put away and how frequently to do so. So check out this great tool below that guides you on how much money to save each week for a calendar year. Complete it, and you’ll have saved almost $7,000 without even realizing it!