For this service product, Sweet Livity™ provides a unique combination of holistic, customized wellness and capacity building services to support workers and leaders to:

a) recover from and better manage stress;

b) work in healthier, more productive ways; and,

c) improve mental, emotional, spiritual, economic and cultural well-being.

Why a focus on Self-Care?

Despite bold visions for social justice, the public, nonprofit and private sectors collectively are currently unable to effectively address extreme inequality and ensure a good quality of life for all in our communities, as evidenced by the millions who struggle to thrive or survive. As we sacrifice physical, economic, emotional, social and spiritual health and personal happiness to serve vulnerable communities, we find ourselves unhappy and dissatisfied with the conditions in which we work, our work process and the results of our work.

This unhappiness and dissatisfaction has consequences on our personal health and well-being and reduces our organizational effectiveness. Despite global evidence that links organizational effectiveness with worker health and happiness and that correlates health more strongly with happiness than any other variable including income, many organizational development or leadership development solutions focus only on the individual or the organization, without recognizing how the two are connected.

Sweet Livity™ works with clients to articulate a value proposition for personal self-care, to clearly state the connection of personal well-being and sustainability to organizational effectiveness and sustainability.

Services range from leadership training, wellness coaching and care coordination to healing and wellness retreats offered for one person, or a group of individuals seeking to support self-care within a group context, e.g., team, organization, agency, coalition.


Self-care services are offered in a convenient and accessible way for clients to gain awareness, knowledge, tools and practices achieve the following results:

  • Support greater mental health and well-being of workers by putting wellness assessment and healing tools in their hands.
  • Support workers to explore their own experiences with secondary and vicarious trauma based on race with an intersectionality approach to set a baseline, create empathy, and get buy in across roles and levels of power and authority about the importance of supporting themselves and each other.
  • Support staff to embrace healing as a core competency through personal and group practice of: ways of mitigating stress, harm, and trauma; how to cultivate inner and group healing; ways to engage each other in ways that promote better health; and, how to center joy in their work.
  • Support staff to develop a collective vision for self-care and community care for liberation.