Welcome to Calming Corners
This is a blog that I created to help others live a calm and healthy life. I started this outlet in 2007. A decade is a long time and it has gone through many changes. Once thing that stayed consistent is the passion and purpose to bring calm, health, and beauty to others.
About the founder
My name is Yvelette Stines. I took a large step of faith in 2006 to become a writer. I started to tell people I would be published in a glossy magazine by the end of the year. I didn’t have a clue where to start, how to pitch, or any contacts. I started researching, trying, pitching, and getting published online and some local pubs, finally it happened. In December, 2006 my first glossy magazine article was published in Atlanta Life Magazine. It was about the health benefits of the color of foods.
Since then my work has been published in Essence, Heart and Soul, Mind Body Green, Ambassador, Michigan Chronicle, The Root, The Grio, The Source, Jones Magazine, Green, Build + Design, Black Enterprise, and more. I also had the opportunity to create content for influencers, businesses, and educational institutions. Although I’ve written about beauty, entertainment, tech, education, culture, and businesses my focus is health and wellness. With a strong interest in healing and wellness I received my M.S. in Holistic Nutrition and studied the art and science of Raw Foods. I am also a second-degree Reiki Practitioner. Working in wellness and writing, I also worked as educator and received a Master of Integrated Education.
My two books focus on health and wellness Vernon the Vegetable Man encourages kids to choose healthy options and Be Calm: 31 Mindful Affirmations and Reflections for a Peaceful Life shares 31 action steps, quotes, affirmations, and reflections so readers can implement a step for a day, a week, or a month to find peace and calm in their life.
Ten years, what’s next? The blog will continue to share information on living calm and healthy and we create a live experience through events, writing classes, and wellness workshops. I also consult clients on writing from a holistic place, getting their writing published, and self-publishing their books.
I want you to have a resource to live a life of health and peace that you deserve.
Thank you for stopping by. Pull up a chair, light a candle, take a deep breath, read the blog, and be calm.
Yvelette Stines is an award winning writer. She will help you live a calm and healthy lifestyle and write from your soul. Her work has been published in Essence, Uptown, Heart and Soul, Jones, Hispanic Executive Quarterly, and Green Build + Design just to name a few. Her book Vernon the Vegetable Man encourages children to choose healthy lifestyle habits. Stines blog Calming Corners motivates readers to live a calm and healthy lifestyle. She holds a M.S in Holistic Nutrition and M.Ed in Education. You can find her calmly playing on social media @yvelettestines + @calmingcorners.