“The Color of Wellness”
Creating a healthy mindset is the first investment in your overall well-being.
The ‘Color of Wellness’ magazine is a sparkling new project of Michelle Rhodes Media LLC. which is owned and run by Michelle G. Rhodes, MHS, RN. Inaugurated on Jan 20, 2021 “The Color of Wellness” magazine is the first Black Wellness Magazine, written by Black Nurses, which has been established with a mission to spread awareness about holistic wellness among communities of color. A holistic approach means providing the support that looks at the whole person, not just their mental health needs. The support should also consider their physical, emotional, social, and spiritual wellbeing. Our magazine provides article and stories of black health care practitioners that entails nurse entrepreneurship, black professional nurse, black wellness & education thus provides awareness about self-care and holistic wellness through their first-hand professional experience. Sometimes we as a collective black and brown, focus on their wellness as much as we need to and we are here to help spread the wellness messages and to take those messages into vulnerable communities.
Health is a state of body, wellness is a state of being!
Why is ‘Wellness’ so important?
Wellness is the state of good mental, physical and emotional health. Wellness matters because everything we do and every emotion we feel relates to our well-being. In turn, our well-being directly affects our actions and emotions. Therefore, everyone needs to achieve optimal wellness to subdue stress, reduce the risk of illness and ensure positive interactions.
What makes us good at our job?
Research shows when you have caregivers who look like us, talk like us and share the same ethnicity; we can relate to them better. It gives you the emotional confidence to better open up and vent about things hence you get better care and support compared to when you talk to people of other ethnicities. We have an incredible team of black health care practitioners who are motivated to contribute towards a healthier black community through the ‘Color of Wellness’ platform. We firmly believe that everyone should have access to wellness, well-being, and to a holistic lifestyle. So often this is reserved for those who can afford it. We are asking black nurses to use our points of awareness as a call to action in educating their communities right where they are.
The pandemic brought by Covid-19 has turned our world upside down. It has made us all go through extremely hard times, be it emotional, financial, or spiritual. One thing that this pandemic has surely taught us is self-care can’t be neglected at any cost. Unfortunately, the black community houses many socioeconomic barriers that inhibits the focus on healthcare and wellness a lot which resulted in higher deaths among black community as compared to other races which prompted a thought in Michelle’s mind that how can black nurses contribute to the wellness of the black community? This laid the foundation of our magazine. The Color of Wellness magazine has been established with the motivation to make the black community realize the importance of self-care for a healthier and prosperous society. As an empty lantern provides no light, self-care is the fuel that makes your light shine brightly.
Self-care is giving the world the best of you, instead of what is left of you!
– Katie Reed
“To be the leading source of nurse led content, where people of color from across the globe, come to for wellness education.”
“We are passionately committed to using ‘The Color of Wellness’ platform to educate people of color, about the significance of health care and holistic wellness. We are striving to be a ray of change among vulnerable communities across the nation. We represent #WellnessForTheCulture