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5 Ways to Help Your Child During the Pandemic

Hello BGH family! We all know how long and stressful this pandemic has been, especially on your children. Today we are sharing 5 tips on how to keep your children feeling carefree during these trying times. Talk to Them Kids are curious. So, when things like a global pandemic happen it's only obvious that they will have lots and lots of questions. Whether your children are toddlers or pre teens, letting them know that you are open, honest, and ready for their questions is essential to keeping them sane. 2. Go Outside Going outside and getting consistent fresh air is not only good for you, but it also will give your kids a sense of freedom. Whether it's the park or just you backyard get creative with it....

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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Social Distance vs. Physical Distance

As we tread through the unknown waters of the COVID-19 pandemic, let us not forget to stay close to family and friends. As a nation, we have been covering our mouths, washing our hands, and practicing “social distancing” mechanisms to curve the spread of the virus, but we have not outlined the unforeseen impacts of social distancing on our mental health. According to Medline Plus, health professionals are shifting from using the term “social distancing” and have geared their focus towards “physical distancing” instead. Medline Plus declares social distancing as the act of staying at least six feet away from people that do not reside in a person’s immediate household. Although this term has been widely used, it may be sending the wrong message and...

Sunlight Improves Health and Wellness

Light from the sun is not only an aid to ensure we complete daily tasks but it is a resource that can improve our health and well-being.  Sunlight is used for unanimous reasons. For most people, sunlight is the daily flashlight that helps us see where we are going and what we are doing. For others, it is a source of energy that changes our physical appearance with that tan we so anxiously wait for every year or you may have heard its rays can be harmful to your skin. Regardless, there are many benefits to allowing the sun's light touch your skin. According to Medline Plus , sunlight and darkness trigger  the release of hormones in your brain. Serotonin, a hormone that is associated...

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...

Meet Chef Ebeth Johnson- Healthy Lifestyle Advocate and Culinary Genius!

Every Wednesday, the BGH community is proud to announce a new partner we can spotlight every week, and this week we want to introduce you to our newest partner  Chef Ebeth Johnson!  Ebeth is a mindful eating & well-life mentor for women who are ready to live deliciously. As a professional chef, plant-based culinary nutritionist, mindful eating coach, and media personality, Ebeth marries her love of food, cooking, wellness, and mindfulness while supporting women and their families to incorporate nourishing foods and nurturing lifestyle practices into daily life. Here are Chef Ebeth's 7 Core Values of Delicious Living: Value #1: The Power & Magic Of Whole Plant Foods A diet based on whole plant foods is one full of the micro-nutrients that nourish our mind, body, soul, and...

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Surviving Cancer: The Inspiring Story of Lakysha Laing

Thank you for the opportunity to share my story and experiences.  I pray that it will help someone else. Lakysha Laing and live in Chesapeake, VA for the past 4 1/2 years. At 45 years old I was initially diagnosed with Stage 0 ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), non-invasive breast cancer in my left breast on September 28, 2018.  I am ER/PR + and HER2-.  I do not carry the gene and I do not know my family history.   I underwent a lumpectomy and it was revealed that I was a stage 1A.  Based on my research and communication from the doctor a 1A diagnosis means that the cancer is only evident in the area where the first abnormal cells began to develop, tumor is smaller...

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Linda Wyatt Defies the Norms of Western Medicine and Proves that Alternative Approaches can Make a Difference

Hello Everyone,   It's here, our last week in the month of October and the BGH community is proud to announce our last partner spotlight article of the month. Today we are taking time to celebrate Linda Wyatts and her amazing accomplishments of taking control of her own health by becoming Health and Green Smoothie Cleanse Coach. At the age of twenty-five, Linda was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, an inflammatory disorder affecting many joints, commonly those in the hands and feet. For fifteen years, Wyatt experienced immense pain, and the only available treatment included painful steroid injections in various joints, suffered various flare-ups which left her unable to do her daily activities. At one point in time, the pain and suffering became debilitating to the point where...

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From a Registered Nurse to a Community Health Practitioner, Dr. Latora Grant Scott is Pursing all Realms of Healthcare

It's another beautiful Wednesday and we are proud to announce our second partner this month, Latora Grant Scott. Latora, as a holistic wellness practitioner where she provides her clients with wellness education and alternatives forms of healthcare rather than traditional western approaches when it comes to “sickness management. Scott created her business, The Nurse Doc is Zen ™ an affiliate of ECLISPE Health Consultants, LLC to provide her community with natural and therapeutic ways to alleviate pain and other debilitating health conditions, like chronic conditions such as hypertension, joint pain, and carpal tunnel, etc. Dr. Latora Grant Scott has over 26 years of Nursing experience, she received her undergraduate degree in Nursing from Grambling State University back in 1994. Latora eventually found her passion, in healthcare...

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