A note from our President of the Pearls, Empress Yana

Mental Wellness Activities to Increase Peaceful Mindset

Your mind is like a garden, you must tend to it and snatch out the weeds. Sometimes your phone is a huge distraction form spending required alone time. One of the best things you can do for your mental well-being is spend less time on your mobile phone. Even if it is just for a couple of hours a day, take some time away from the device. The cell phone may be an integral part of your life yet, you should not let it take over your life. Use the electronic only if you need to contact family or friends. The ever-present ringing, vibrating alerts, and reminders will only increase your stress levels. Not only will it be difficult for you to get a good night’s rest, but also you might experience symptoms of depression. Going on social media on and off for hours at a time is not good for the nerves, eyes, and your neck muscles. Maybe you are not consumed with existential dread. It does not matter. When you see that others are happy and their lives are amazing, you will start feeling envious and develop a feeling of insecurity. Use your phone only for basic functions.  If it is possible, stay off the mobile phone for some time per day. It will benefit your mental health.

Why is Emotional Wellness Important?

As a model, you will get rejection. Everyone will not see the talent in you, this may cause you to feel down about yourself. This is normal; however, you can help yourself by maintaining a positive outlook on your life/goals. Yes, you are beautiful and yes you have talent, but you will not get every casting you go try out for. Instead, develop a positive mindset. You must be your own cheerleader. Remember your good deeds. Give yourself credit for the good you do for yourself, friends, family, and the world. Forgive yourself. Everyone makes mistakes. Learn from them and move on. Do not dwell on the negative outcome. Lastly, explore your ideas of how you want to build your life and work every day to achieve your own personal goals.

Physical Fitness: 

As a model, it is important to stay fit and eat healthy.

Exercising everyday is key to over all health.

Spend 60 minutes each day being active.

Switch it up! For example:

(Design your own quarantine workout schedule)


Tuesday- Run

Wednesday- Pilates

Thursday-Strength Training

Friday-Hip hop class

Relax on the weekend!

Soak in a bath!



 Food Suggestions:

What you eat is also important as a model. Instead of restricting yourself from food or focusing on what you cannot eat. Let’s explore food. Let’s celebrate the various spices, cheeses, vegetables, meats, and fruits from all over the world.

My favorite place to shop for food is the farmers market. I can count on one thing, FRESH! As a chef, I would love to hear from you. What recipes would you like more of? Please email: staff@aladynamedpearl.com

Attn : ForkWithMe

This week we are eating

Indian Vegetable Curry

Total Time: 50 mins

Prep: 15 mins

Cook Time: 35 mins

Serves 6


1 sweet potato, peeled and cubed

1 medium eggplant, cubed

1 green bell pepper, chopped

1 red bell pepper, chopped

2 carrots, chopped

1 onion, chopped

1/4 cup and 2 tablespoons olive oil

3 cloves garlic, minced

1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric

1 tablespoon curry powder

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2 teaspoons sea salt

3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained

3 tablespoons and 1 teaspoon blanched almonds

1 zucchini, sliced

2 tablespoons raisins

1 cup orange juice

10 ounces spinach


In a large Dutch oven, place sweet potato, eggplant, peppers, carrots, onion, and three tablespoons oil. Sauté over medium heat for 5 minutes.

In a medium saucepan place 3 tablespoons olive oil, garlic, turmeric, curry powder, cinnamon, salt and pepper and sauté over medium heat for 3 minutes.

Pour garlic and spice mixture into the Dutch oven with vegetables in it. Add the garbanzo beans, almonds, zucchini, raisins, and orange juice. Simmer 20 minutes, covered.

Add spinach to pot and cook for 5 more minutes.



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