B.O.S.S. Ladies by definition are movers and shakers in their world. They are either making things happen or planning and strategizing to make things happen. I've met some of you and have had the opportunity to listen in on webinars by others. I know what I’m talking about.
One of the key things B.O.S.S. Ladies have to remember to do, says my friend Michelle Gourdine, M.D. is take care of ourselves. The key to our well being said Dr. Gourdine, is taking care of our spirit. It is crucial to preventing disease states that plague Black women disproportionately.
Frankly, I didn't understand the linkage here at first. If taking care of our spirit is critical to our overall health and well being, then how is it that Black women, who attend church more than any other group of people, can be so impacted by life threatening diseases.
Square that for me Dr. Michelle, I said.
“Stress”, she said, “is the culprit.” Then we both had an Aha! moment. Taking care of your spirit is more than just going to church and having a strong faith.