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Atomic Habits | BGH Bookclub Review

Hey sis! I hope all is well for you this year, and that all the books we have been reading are helping you towards accomplishing your goals and dreams. Today we are reviewing Atomic Habits: Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results. I would like to start off by saying that I did enjoy this book. It started off a little slow but once he got into the meat of the book it was so much more interesting. Key takeaways The key takeaways from the book for me were the laws of breaking and creating habits. To create a habit: The 1st Law (Cue): Make it obvious. The 2nd Law (Craving): Make it attractive. The 3rd Law (Response): Make it easy. The 4th Law (Reward): Make it satisfying. And to break a habit: Inversion of the 1st...

MYTHS associated with HIV/AIDS BUSTED! | HIV Awareness

There are many myths about HIV/AIDS and people living with these infections that are just not true. A myth is a widely held belief that is actually false. However, since so many people  believe that it is true, it continues to permeate society. That is why today I have decided to bust some of these myths so that everyone knows the truth about HIV/AIDS and people infected with it. “HIV/AIDS is  death sentence” While this used to be the case, this is no longer true. As with any infection or disease, the less we know about it the deadlier it seems. Since then we have been able to develop different drugs  and treatments to help people cope with the infection and live longer fuller lives. “Having HIV means...

Whats your side hustle? | National Become a Millionaire Day!

Hey sis! I hope that your 2019 has been the best year of your life so far and I hope it only gets better. The best year of our lives for many of us may include finally starting up that business that you’ve been wanting to start for a while. In today’s world 30% percent of America’s workforce is engaged in the “gig” economy. Gigs are one-time jobs that a person gets paid for as an independent contractor. These days no matter what you like to do in your free time, you can turn it into a side hustle. So in honor of national become A millionaire day, I thought I would come with 3 side hustles that I have tried, to help you get...

National Walnut day + 7 recipes you should try!

Hey sis! I hope all is well for you on this fine Thursday! So if you didn’t know, today is National Walnut day ( it is okay if you didn't, I didn't either until a week ago). In addition to that, if you weren’t aware walnuts have a lot of healthy benefits to eating them. They range from assisting with heart health all the way down to helping with weight management. So with all of those benefits why should they have a day? So in honor of national walnut day I am bringing you 7 fun recipes that I think you should try. Walnut chicken - Okay so is basically chicken with a walnut breading. But this is an excellent alternative to friend. As an addendum...

5 Immune Boosting Foods & Recipe Ideas | HIV Awareness

Hey sis! I hope things in your life are going well and manifesting into a life you love. When we talk about life we always talk about quantity over quality. No, I can't blame anyone for wanting to live a long time but how are you living during those years? Anyone struggling with a chronic illness or infection like HIV can easily get caught up in the quantity over quality mindset. So today I thought that we could talk about some immune boosting foods that can help your body in its fight, and potentially help improve the quality of your life and the quantity at the same time. Everyone knows that Vitamin C is very important to your immune health, but there are more ways to...

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Psychological Hurdles preventing weight loss + 5 tips to beat them!

Hey sis! I hope that things are going well in your life, and that with it being halfway through the year, you are halfway to your goals. Even if you are not, it is never too late to start. One of the toughest things about making a lifestyle change, when it comes to dieting and weight loss especially, is the psychological part. I mean, just think about it, who doesn’t know that they are supposed to eat vegetables (besides your standard 2 year old of course)? So there has to be something else at play here, and that something else is psychological hurdles. What are Psychological hurdles? Okay, I see you, asking all the right questions. Psychological hurdles are the non physical factors that are stopping you...

Counting Calories, the best diet choice for people with HIV?

Hey sis! You are a rainbow in a sky full of grey, and I just thought it was important that you know that today. So one of the most archaic ways to control weight loss is calorie counting. Calorie counting was the thing to do before fad diets came along, and personally, calorie counting is my favorite way to control my weight and the easiest way for me to do so. Instead of special diets, depriving yourself, and/or spending extra hours in the kitchen, simply eating a little less than you normally would could be all you need to do to lose weight. So how many calories should I be eating? Well it depends. In a lot of cases your doctor will give you a nutritional diet...

National Moscato Day! | 3 Skinny Girl Drinks to stay on your diet

Hey sis! So as you may or may not know, today is National Moscato day! So just as a disclaimer this post is not sponsored, and BGH is not promoting the consumption of alcohol as a part of their platform. The following ideas are mine and BGH was just kind enough to let me share them. So now that this is out of the way, lets get on to the good stuff! So as I mentioned earlier today is national moscato day, and I wouldn’t be your sister if I didn't help you find a way to indulge. As far as drinking goes, you could do a lot worse than wine, however when you are trying to achieve weight loss goals, you’ve got to make...

The Natural hair hump +3 things you can do to make it to the other side!

Hey Sis! I hope all is going well for you, and that you are reaching more and more of your goals everyday. So today I thought I would come and talk about something near and dear to my heart, and that’s something I like to call the Natural Hair Hump. Let me set the scene for you sis. You’re new to the world of being natural, you’re excited. You’ve decided you want to grow your hair long down to waist length and you are on a mission. You are on time to wash day every week, you are even excited for it. You like to try new hairstyles, and you’ll spend hours on a curlformers set. Does anyone else remember those days or am I...

HIV and High Blood Pressure + 5 tips to help you fight both!

Hey everyone! I hope your day is going well, and that love and happiness is quickly manifesting into your life!  If you weren’t aware May is national High Blood Pressure awareness month, and when you are dealing with an infection like HIV, you want to make sure that you are watching your blood pressure as well as your overall health. When you have an HIV infection, you are more likely to have high blood pressure and hypertension. These are part of what they call the “non-infectious consequences” that the prolonging of the life of people living with the infection has come to show. Since your body’s immune system is constantly working hard to fight off the virus, you can experience chronic inflammation in your arteries....