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5 Black Women Whose Stories Will Inspire You

At One Tough Bitch, it’s important for us to amplify women’s stories. That’s why we launched our Real Women, Real Stories podcast. In particular this week, we want to share the stories of these 5 amazing black women. Meet Dr. Scharmaine Lawson, who saved lives during Hurricane Katrina and started her own children’s book series. Life coach and author Dee Burrell is a breast cancer survivor with a positive message. Even though Raven Magwood is only in her early 20’s, she’s already a published author and a non-profit founder. When Tamika Felder was diagnosed with cervical cancer, she not only became a fighter, but she started a community to support all women fighting cervical cancer. And you can’t help but be inspired by the work Latanya Johnson is doing in her community of Englewood to support children in need.

2020-06-02T21:15:29+00:00June 2nd, 2020|OTB Stories|0 Comments

5 self-care ideas when you’re in quarantine

  As many of us continue to quarantine during this COVID-19 pandemic, we’re feeling the weight of the stress and anxiety on our shoulders. That’s why it’s so important to ensure that you’ve got a healthy self-care regimen in place. Here are 5 self-care ideas that could help alleviate some of your stress, and boost your morale. Morning meditation. Just five minutes of mindfulness can go a long way, at least according to mediation expert Anne Sussman. Meditation can help you find focus and peace as you start your day. Scheduled quiet time. Take a break from homeschooling or work, and schedule 10-15 minutes of “me” time into your day. You can sit and watch a show, read a book, or write in a journal. Virtual lunch with a friend. Set up a lunch date with a friend on a daily or weekly basis. Grab your food, then call them over Zoom or FaceTime. It’s amazing what a little connection can do for your spirit. At-home spa night. Give yourself a facial, or mini manicure. Or just sit in the tub with some candles. If you can’t go to the spa for some relaxation, bring it home to yourself. Take [...]

2020-05-12T14:54:18+00:00May 12th, 2020|OTB Stories|0 Comments

5 Creative Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day in Quarantine

With Mother’s Day around the corner, we put together 5 creative ways you can celebrate the mom in your life while in quarantine. With just a little bit of preparation, you can make Mother’s Day extra special. 1. Brunch over Zoom or Facetime  Set a time on Sunday, and enjoy your brunch over a Zoom or FaceTime call. You can send a few recipes to your family members ahead of time so you could all be eating the same thing, as if you were all at the same table. 2. Game Night on House Party Download the House Party app and play one of their fun games together. From Quick Draw (which is like Pictionary) to Heads Up, a game that Ellen made popular, you’ll enjoy a whole lot of laughs together. 3. Watch a Movie Together  Let mom pick her favorite movie, and watch it together using Netflix Party. Popcorn required! 4. Stage a Drive By Celebration Make a few signs and schedule a parade of cars to drive by mom’s house. Encourage lots of horn blowing and music blasting! Just make sure it’s not too early in the morning. 5. Gift Opening Party  Send the mom in your life special gift, like [...]

2020-04-27T15:13:54+00:00April 27th, 2020|OTB Stories|0 Comments

A therapist shares how to deal with your feelings around quarantine and social distancing

With so many women experiencing stress and anxiety due to social distancing and quarantine, we spoke with art psychotherapist Tina Montagna-Tate, MA, ATR-BC, LPC about how we can calm our nerves and get through these next weeks.  1. Foster an attitude of gratitude. Especially during these difficult times, it’s important to take stock of what's going right. Thinking about things you're grateful for can shift your perspective and lift your mood. When you make your gratitude list, try to be specific. And they don’t have to be big either--feeling grateful even for your perfect strawberries at breakfast can do the trick.  2. Calming Mantras For Worry Brains: If you're prone to worry, or "what if?" thinking, a calming mantra can help slow your brain's roll. Come up with a mantra that is balanced and truthful ("It's too soon to have the answers" or "We have everything we need right now," "We're doing what we can do,') and repeat every time a worry presents. 3. Make a "Feel Better List" - Generate a list of things that make you feel better and engage in these activities regularly, when needed. Taking a walk or bath, eating ice cream, and playing word games on your phone are [...]

2020-03-30T14:27:04+00:00March 30th, 2020|OTB Stories|0 Comments

5 Ways to Use Technology to Stay Connected During This Difficult Time

As we navigate these challenging times, it’s important for our own mental health and well-being for us to remain as connected as possible. Thankfully, technology allows us to stay social, even if we’re physically separated from friends and family members. Here are 5 online platforms and apps you can use to help keep you connected during the COVID-19 crisis, and beyond. Just keep in mind, you’ll need an internet connection to use all of these services. In some cases, your cellular service will do. We hope they help you find the connections we're all longing for during this difficult time. Zoom You might have used Zoom for business meetings, but it’s a fantastic way to chat with friends and family. Best used on a laptop or desktop, Zoom allows you to join together all on one screen with video, and chat. Skype If you’re looking to connect with international friends and family, Skype allows you to do just that. Chat via audio or video, depending on what you prefer. Just make sure you have the newest version to do video calls. Marco Polo This fun video app lets you send video messages to individuals or groups. They can watch live [...]

2020-03-19T18:13:31+00:00March 19th, 2020|OTB Stories|0 Comments

8 Inspiring Quotes from Amazing Women in History

It’s Women’s History Month, and we’re celebrating by sharing these 8 quotes from amazing women in history that you can use as inspiration all year long. View this post on Instagram A post shared by One Tough B (@onetoughb) on Mar 2, 2020 at 4:30pm PST 1. Well behaved women seldom make history. - Eleanor Roosevelt Sometimes you have to rock the boat to make sure people can hear you. receive from others. View this post on Instagram A post shared by One Tough B (@onetoughb) on Feb 21, 2020 at 10:08am PST 2. Failure is impossible. - Susan B. Anthony You might stumble and fall, but we like to think of failure as more of a learning opportunity and new beginning for something better. View this post on Instagram A post shared by One Tough B (@onetoughb) on Feb 7, 2020 at 7:56am PST 3. Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. - Harriet Tubman You’ve got everything within you that you need. Sometimes we just need a reminder that it’s [...]

2020-03-10T15:06:39+00:00March 10th, 2020|OTB Stories|0 Comments

7 podcasts to help teach, inspire, and motivate you

If you’re looking for inspiration and motivation, podcasts are a fantastic way to get the help you need. Our team listens to a fair amount of inspirational podcasts, so we’re sharing 7 of our favorites. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do, and find the support you’re looking for. 1. Happier Along with her sister Elizabeth Craft, NYT bestselling author Gretchen Rubin hosts this short and sweet podcast that’s all about actionable tips, tricks, and advice for putting the happy back into your life. 2. Oprah’s Super Soul Conversations There’s nothing like the Oprah Winfrey to give you a healthy dose of inspiration. She interviews everyone from favorite celebrities to gurus and pretty much everyone in between, offering guidance and insight in a way only she can. 3. Where Should We Begin Renowned relationship expert and bestselling author Ester Perel hosts a fascinating podcast where she engages in a therapy session with a couple every week. It’s like you’re a voyeur into the world of her therapeutic process, all of which can be applied to your own life. 4. Living Fully, with Mallory Ervin [...]

2020-02-05T15:06:56+00:00February 5th, 2020|OTB Stories|0 Comments

10 Instagram accounts to follow for inspiration and support

We love finding Instagram accounts that infuse a little inspiration and support in our feeds. Here, 10 Instagram accounts that we follow ourselves that we think you’ll love too. 1. @EmilyonLife  This is artist Emily McDowell’s personal feed, and while she doesn’t share posts every day, when she does share them, they’re pretty much mindblowing. 2. @HeyAmberRae  Artist Amber Rae shares beautifully designed images with thought starters from goal setting to personal transformation. They’re a wonderful way to start each day. 3. @KateNorthrup  Get ready! Kate Northrup has no problem telling it like it is. Her Instagram feed is full of personal photos and inspiration. 4. @SheKnewSheCouldBrand  For parents looking to raise and inspire the next generation of strong women, you’ll want to follow She Knew She Could (which also happens to be our sister site). You’ll get encouragement and support wherever you are in your parenting journey. 5. @SoSheSlays  You’ll find no-holds-barred advice on this lifestyle blog and Instagram feed for strong and motivated women. Be prepared to feel fired up! 6. @LisaCongdon  Artist Lisa Congdon combines her amazing artwork with inspirational quotes for beautiful images that you’ll want to frame on your wall. 7. @SelfCareisforEveryone  This [...]

2019-11-27T00:40:40+00:00November 26th, 2019|OTB Stories|0 Comments

How OTB helped Tammi Leader Fuller & Campowerment through Hard Times

Meet Tammi Leader Fuller, one of our OTB Sisterhood Founding members, and founder of Give Her Camp and Campowerment. In November 2018, her business lost everything in the Malibu Fires. She’s sharing her story of how One Tough Bitch got her through, and continues to lift her up during this difficult time of rebuilding. From the moment I heard about One Tough Bitch, I knew I had one living deep inside me, usually rearing her lovely head to take me out of mine in the 11th hour of whatever crisis was in front of me, when I really need her to comfort my crazy, like last week as I headed up to Malibu to see the remains of a dream I’ve had, reduced to ashes in those horrific fires last month. I threw on my One Tough Bitch jean jacket the moment I got in the car, hoping she would come through for me as I prepared to walk through the destruction on that hilltop. I’m not sure I could have endured this without her. For 34 years, I was a TV News Producer, and in 2013, walked out of the control room and into the woods to create Campowerment, [...]

2020-03-03T22:04:35+00:00January 3rd, 2019|OTB Stories|0 Comments