Self-Care, a Must For a Fulfilling Life

Mental health is a state of well-being. It allows individuals to achieve their full potential, face life’s everyday difficulties, and work successfully. Mental health has the same level of importance as your physical health!

However, mental health has been undermined since the beginning of the pandemic: fear of illness, uncertainty, stress, social isolation, loss of income. In these difficult times, there are different habits to integrate into your daily life to take care of your mental health.

“Self-care” means being constantly aware of your needs. It means looking after your physical, mental, and emotional health, having a healthy lifestyle, resting when you need to. Practicing self-care is learning to know yourself, identify your functioning patterns, preserve your energy and balance. The key is to understand what takes energy from you and what gives you energy and do activities that boost you on a regular basis.

Self-care is a voluntary act. Sometimes it means making choices and stepping out of your comfort zone. However, it is far from being a selfish practice. It’s even the contrary! By preserving your well-being, you ensure that you have the right amount of energy to be present with others and attentive in your relationships.

Make your well-being your top priority. More concretely, self-care implies being connected to your feelings and systematically responding to all your needs. There is no universal recipe for self-care; everyone has different needs.

Self-care is a sign of self-respect. It also means being kind to yourself, celebrating every little success. Now it’s up to you! Start taking care of yourself. Because, one thing’s for sure, you are the most important person in your life!


Patrice: Tell the readers a little bit about yourself.

Ashley: Singer, Songwriter, Solo Music Artist, Motivational Speaker, Activist and Advocate for mental health awareness and Author!!! I have a podcast and a series!!!! I am celebrating 21 years of being sober from mental health illness!!!

Patrice: What makes you a pretty woman that hustle?

Ashley: I am empowered, working hard having faith and praying, overcomer, survivor, motivated, stronger and better!!!!!

Patrice: What is the name of your business and what does it intel?

Ashley: My business includes local singing and motivational speaking engagements and events!!

My Journey To Recovery: Celebrating 21 Years Of Being Sober From Mental Health Illness. Talking about major points and situations that cause my mental health illness battle. Talking about how my faith in God and praying to God, my spiritual and music connection helped to me overcome. Giving spiritual and motivational and inspirational advice.

Inspirational with Ashley Blanshaw: It is a devotional book that I created from message from Season 1 from my series:

Inspirational Time with Ashley Blanshaw. Giving more devotions and spiritual words of encouragement that no matter what you are going through or dealing with, God is going to make a way for you and he is working out for you.

Patrice: Have you faced any challenges in your business?

Ashley: Going through this 21- year battle of mental health illness, I suffered with depression and struggled with self-confidence, self- love, self -care, self- empowered!! I was bullied, teased, judged, rejected, and neglected!! But with God’s healing and strength I overcame it!!!

Patrice: Are you currently working on any current projects right now?

Ashley: Working on my #LoveYurself Campaign, panel and Discussions, in the process of becoming a mentor to people who struggled with mental health illness and more!!!

Patrice: How do you face diversity as a woman/man entrepreneur/author?

Ashley: I encourage and motivated myself and the people. I keep on focus on being Determined and successful and focus on the great things that God has for me and the calling that he has place over my life!!!!

Patrice: Is balancing your personal life, work life and business life difficult for you at times?

Ashley: Yes!!!!! I work at my full time job and then on the weekends and summer vacations and time off I focus on my career, my business!!!!!

Patrice: What does being an entrepreneur or business owner mean to you?


●Working hard

●Planning goals

●Having Ideas

●Seeking God First

●Having faith and praying

Connect with Ashley:

Facebook: Ashley Blanshaw

Facebook Music Artist Page: Ashley Katisha Blanshaw

Instagram: @ashleylove509 and @iamashleyblanshaw

Twitter: @iamMsAshley

YouTube: Ashley Blanshaw

SoundCloud: Ashley K. Blanshaw

Clubhouse: @ashleylove595