Mary J. Blige continues to use her platform to uplift people who may be struggling with confidence. The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul, who recently released her Good Morning Gorgeous album, spoke about healing broken spirits.

“Healing sometimes we think is about covering up,” the 51-year-old artist said during an affirmation video on YouTube. “Hair, makeup, jewelry, but true healing starts from within. And when you get to a point where you can wake up in the morning with hair standing on top of your hair, crust in your eyes, slob on your face and walk to that mirror and say, ‘Good morning gorgeous, good morning beautiful … I need you,’ that’s true healing.”

In an interview with Elle earlier this year, Blige said she was struggling with confidence when she was filming Mudbound in 2016.

“During Mudbound and when I was married, I was feeling so low,” the singer told Elle. “I had to pay myself the highest compliments, even if I didn’t believe it, just so I could build myself up. I would do it in the morning, because that’s the time when your hair is not done and you don’t have on makeup. You’re just kind of dealing with yourself for real.”