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The Story of A Real Superhero: Danielle Hudson

February 2004, At the age of 23 years old I was 7 months pregnant with my third daughter. One night I was showering I felt a tumor. I contacted my OBGYN the following day. I went in for my appointment and told my Dr. that I felt a lump. He was under the impression that it was milk from being pregnant. I was adamant that it wasn’t milk and I was very persistent by getting it checked. A few days later I went to have a needle biopsy done. Unfortunately it was a tumor., I was diagnosed with Stage 3 Breast Cancer. The size of the tumor was 5.0 cm in maximum diameter and I had one positive axillary lymph node. With me being 7...

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The Inspiring Story of Cynthia Washington #ImASurvivor

With October comes many things.  Sweater weather, hayrides and of course the pumpkin spice flavor takes over aisle in the grocery store. However we at Black Girl Health take time to celebrate Breast Cancer Warriors around the country. We'd like to share the inspiring story of Cynthia Washington...

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Managing Pain and Developing Better Sleeping Habits with Sherrell Moore

Sherrell Moore is an author and community and corporate wellness provider who began practicing yoga and meditation due to her own experiences with various health challenges. Sherrell is the co-owner of SAGE Holistic Center in Waldorf, MD and is the creator of MindBody FAITH, a wellness and lifestyle brand rooted in faith. She also, utilizes principles from her soon to be released book, Meditate like a Boss in workshops and training topics such as, 5 Must Have Traits For An Aspiring Leader and Stress Management Through Crisis And Change. During her enlistment in the Army, Sherrell  began experiencing excruciating back pain. Upon receiving a diagnosis of arthritis her doctor also recommended yoga. That recommendation and a recommitment to her faith transformed her life and opened the door...

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Manage Pain and Develop Better Sleeping Habits with Sherrell Moore

Sherrell Moore is an author and community and corporate wellness provider who began practicing yoga and meditation due to her own experiences with various health challenges. Sherrell is the co-owner of SAGE Holistic Center in Waldorf, MD and is the creator of MindBody FAITH, a wellness and lifestyle brand rooted in faith. She also, utilizes principles from her soon to be released book, Meditate like a Boss in workshops and training topics such as, 5 Must Have Traits For An Aspiring Leader and Stress Management Through Crisis And Change. During her enlistment in the Army, Sherrell  began experiencing excruciating back pain. Upon receiving a diagnosis of arthritis her doctor also recommended yoga. That recommendation and a recommitment to her faith transformed her life and opened the door...

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Are You a Busy Parent and Think You Have No Time for Working Out? Elethia Gay Thinks Otherwise

We all wish we had more time. Time to sleep, time to work, time to relax, time to exercise, time for everything. Lack of time is to accomplish something is just an excuse. It is one of the biggest reasons people have used to put off exercising or eating healthier, or just living a healthier lifestyle. We often say things like: "Once, I get caught up with work, I'll have more time and energy to work out." Or "My kids have such a crazy schedule there is no room for me to fit in meal prepping." Stop putting your health and fitness goals on the back burner and follow Elethia Gay. Elethia is a health and wellness coach and speaker for AQ Health and Wellness, where...

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Change Your Mindset and Achieve Your Fitness Goals with Farah Green

It's still early in the year, which means right now, people are still working on their New Years Resolutions. One of the most common new years resolutions is to lose weight. Many people are so determined that this is the year they will lose a few pounds and finally have the summer body they always wanted. It's nothing wrong with wanting to lose weight, but what is the reasoning behind wanting to shed a few pounds, especially for curvy women? Is it baby weight? Having gained a few extra pounds during quarantine? Or maybe the weight is affecting their health. These are all great reasons, but for some women, it's just because society told them they need to have a "slim thick body" which includes a small waist with a big butt...

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Meet Essential Oils Expert Renee Jones!

Renee Jones is owner and Wellness Advocate with Forever Wellness, Inc., a health and wellness firm, based in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Forever Wellness shares how to maintain optimum mental, physical and spiritual health utilizing Essential Oils and other natural solutions. She was introduced to dōTERRA Essential Oils, by a friend in 2012.  Her primary health challenges were focus and insomnia.  Her friend recommended trying doTERRA Blended Oils Balance for focus and Serenity for insomnia.  There was immediate results for her. As a person that subscribes to an integrative and a wholistic approach to wellness, she right away began to educate herself on doTERRA Essential Oils and Products Now, she spends her time sharing her experiences and helping others learn about the powerful impact of doTERRA Essential Oils, in...

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Learn How Health and Wealth Connect Through Everyday Life With Nicole Varnando

Most people can agree that health and wealth are two of the most important aspects of life. But do most people believe that they go hand and hand? When someone is in a situation where they are struggling with finances it can cause stress. With stress comes, lack of sleep, lack of appetite, anxiety, and more. On the other hand, when someone is sick, they don’t go to work which can lead to not being able to pay bills or to properly provide for their family financially. One person who strongly believes in these connections is Nicole Varnado. Varnado is a single mom to a beautiful 6-year-old boy who she says is her reason for stiving. She was intrigued by the financial industry due to...

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Labor and Delivery Nurse to Midwifery: Demetrice Smith’s Story of Birth, Loss and Empowering Mother’s Through Education

Demetrice Smith is a Family Nurse Practitioner and a Certified Nurse Midwife  for a non-profit organization in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana and is currently pursuing her doctorate in Nursing with a specialization in Educational Leadership. She is the founder Melanated Midwife, where she teaches pregnancy and wellness courses.  Demetrice and her husband are parents to 3 earthly children and 4 angel babies. She has experienced almost every type of pregnancy loss which allows her to truly connect with her clients and is committed to empowering mothers and their families through education.  Here is a part of her truly inspiring story… “When I walked into the hospital to have our first baby, I was only 25 weeks pregnant. It was July and my due date was not until October! I...