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What is the true definition of Motivation?

Mo·ti·va·tion the reason or reasons one has for acting or behaving in a particular way. When Monday morning hits -  you probably thought “ I don’t want to do this, I just want to stay in bed, with the cover pulled over my face and pass the day away.” As you did, so did many others, even myself. Now we can all do that, and watch as the day goes by while we laid in bed unproductive from sunrise to sunset, but then what. What fulfillment would that give you, what will you have accomplished, in what way did you grow? But you already know that. So you get up anyway, brush your teeth, put on clothes, and you’re out the door. But, the question is not about...

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Natural Hair Styles for the Gym

Don't Sweat! Who said black girls don’t workout? According to a study published in the Archives of Dermatology, two in five African-American women do not work out because they are worried about their hair. WHAT?!?!?! I know right. Well luckily for you there are some natural quick hairstyles that can be worn for that sweaty cardio routine. Watch as Ab K shows us 5 natural hairstyles that can be worn to the gym. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbfvS4VKtFM[/embed] What if I'm not a naturalista? Not about that natural life, well that’s okay too. Below is a video that shows you how to place your relaxed hair in a quick up-do for a workout. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iO1SxR57Zyw[/embed] For more on natural hair styles visit BGH Blog Home | Black Girl Health Blog By Patrice Shumate...

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Learn How to Relax Your Body With Trap Yoga

Trap Music & Yoga Trap music has boomed in the African-American community. New artist are arising everyday. It’s just something in the bass that makes you want to move. Well, have you ever heard of trap yoga? Yes, it is a thing! Trap yoga is a class in Washington D.C. that you can take to help release stress, connect with your inner self, and reflect on what has been occurring in the black community, all the while hearing some trap beats in the back. Artist such as Drake, Migos, and Kendrick Lamar have been known to be played. Khepera wellness offers these classes for as low as $18. To sign up for your class today, visit Khepera Wellness. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1bbhLnB3YQ[/embed] After watching the video, we hope this changed your mind...

What is your #BlackGirlMagic?

Black Girl Magic at its Finest Every black women has heard of the term “black girl magic”. It is a term defined as, the art of pure, unadulterated dopiness, that every black women exudes, that beholds not only her internal and external beauty, but demonstrates the glory of God the creator.  Black girl magic is a movement that has captivated the hearts of the melanin community. It is a concept that has allowed many black women to band together and feel empowered, special, and untouchable. This type of magic is noted as exclusive and only available to the women of the Black community. Within this magic, you will find swag, strength, confidence, and much more and it shows in your hair, your style, and your very own...

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5 Top Stylish Outfits For Curvy Woman

Curvy Girls in Style As we all know, we cannot forget our beautiful full figured queens that can also set the trends straight. But some of our queens are misguided, thinking that wearing dark oversize clothes is the only way. There are numerous of stylish clothes for full figured women, you have to find what fits right with you. Upgrading your closet will not only increase your self-esteem but bring out the fashionista in you. Like I said before “Don’t be afraid to experiment” because you never know fashion might become your new hobbies. So let’s get started!   Five Starter Outfits: A regular t-shirt tucked into your long fitted skirt with either tennis shoes or heels A printed black and white skirt, a pink colored blouse, leather...

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How To Find Motivation When Trying To Reach Your Fitness Goals

Dig deep and find your motivation At some point in life, everyone comes to a place where they struggle with their motivation; especially after a failure or setback in your personal or professional life. Even the most successful have had a tussle or two with maintaining their motivation. Ever wonder how those individuals who are wildly successful, keep their drive after experiencing failure? Well here is a guide for 8 ways to find and keep your motivation. What’s your why? Highly successful and motivated individuals ALWAYS start with their why. Your why is going to be the backbone of your success. So what is your why? What is your purpose for doing what you do? This answer alone will be your drive and give you that ambition you...

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Aspiring Beautiful Black Art of Women

Black Art at Its Finest Admiring all of the beautiful art that is being created and black women are used as motivation, but you barely see art of black women that shows an amazing message. As we learn to view art as a symbolism to a story and that story will reflect onto the art. Portraying black women in a non-explicit way shows great beauty. Seeing more black women being drawn it gives women the momentum to appreciate themselves and to help uplift other women. Knowing that they are idolized by others. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOjjwgQe3oY[/embed] Top Six Favorites: Each piece explains the life, style and feelings of black women. From appreciating the thickness of our hair to embracing our gifted curves, these paintings speaks our truth. Each painting tells a different...

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Learn How These 4 Vitamins Will Help You Transform Your Body

4 Vitamins Every Woman Should Take and Why While every women is fine like wine, eventually there comes a time where you began to age and are prone to more diseases. Although healthy eating can do many wonders for your body, it may not be enough for you to get all the nutrients you need. So below are 4 vitamins you should take and some info on why. Don’t forget ladies, share these tips with a friend and get healthy together. Calcium As we beautifully age, our bone mass tends to decrease, resulting in weaker bone structure. Calcium aids in providing nutrients to strengthen those bones. Doctors normally recommend this to women who show early signs of osteoporosis and osteopenia. Calcium also helps both men and women to...

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Top 5 Casual Work Styles

Be Professional in Style! Getting frustrated looking for something to wear for work? Well, calm down and take a seat because I am here to help. Normally when working in a office you must dress casual but professional. As we see in the advertisements that mostly all casual work clothes are plain and repetitive. But as the beautiful black sisters we are, that doesn’t mean we have to be. You still have the power to mix and match pieces to create the perfect outfit. Here Are Some Ideas For Starters: A color pant suit with a shirt/blouse and nude or black flats/heels A print shirt or a regular blouse tucked into slacks (if you have a print shirt) with ankle shoes or heels Long cardigan sweater/jacket and...

7 Ways to Get Fit as A Family

A Quick and Easy Family Workout [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDupYmKQAmc[/embed] Walks   Walking together as a family isn’t just healthy physically, but can improve the relationships within that family. While walking you can discuss what’s taking place in each others lives, how they feel about certain situations and ultimately become closer. Physically it can help you lower body mass index, cholesterol and blood pressure, improve mood as well as assist with weight loss. Tunes Turn up the stereo and blast some tunes. Show off your new cool moves with a mid-week dance party. Dancing provided families with some cardio for that extra calorie burn off. Dancing is a fun and effective way to sweat and get some exercise, Chores Having daily household responsibilities can also be used as an exercise mechanism. Simply mowing the lawn, washing...