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My Struggle with Superwoman Syndrome| Mental Health and Wellness

Hey there sis! I hope your 2019 is going well so far. We are all out here striving for our new year's resolutions, and pushing ourselves to achieve more than we did in the previous year. While pushing yourself is important to interpersonal growth, excessively doing so can be detrimental to your mental health, and sometimes even physical. We know that black women are actually less often diagnosed with common mental disorders like depression, but something called Superwoman Syndrome, is affecting us in a big way. Its something thats so ingrained in us that we don’t even realize it’s a disorder, and how its affecting our lives. Well today I’m here to spill the tea on superwoman syndrome and my struggles with it. What is superwoman...

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HIV/AIDS Awareness| How often should I get tested?

I would like to first take a second to say that you don’t have to wait until something seems wrong to go get tested. Lots of women these days think “ I don’t want to be seen coming out of a clinic”, and if this is you sis, that’s just childish. If someone does say something about you coming out of a clinic, you’ll either have proof of negative results, or you’ll have a much bigger problem to worry about. Either way it’s a good thing you went to the clinic. However, since you’re reading this, I can tell you either live a health focused life or have at least abandoned that aforementioned mindset, and you’re wondering how you can stay healthy in a world...

AIDS v. HIV: Whats the difference?

In today’s society, there are more than 1.1 million people who have HIV, and if that is not shocking enough 1 in 7 of them do not even know that they are infected. With so many places, and different ways to get tested for HIV the only reason that someone would not know they are infected these days, is simply because they do not test themselves. Getting tested is just half the battle though, because when it comes to your health Knowledge is power. You’ll need a little more than just knowing whether you are positive or negative for HIV. You can not prevent something when you do not even know what it is! So today I am going to explain a little bit about...

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Top Mental and Physical Benefits of Meditation | Mental health

You hear about it everywhere you go these days, as if it's some kind of miracle cure. In The Power of Now written by spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle (Great read, I highly recommend you get a copy here) even says that meditation can help with mental illnesses. I don't know this for sure, I’m not mentally ill or a doctor, but I’m definitely a tragic overthinker and meditation has been helping me tremendously. So today I wanted to share a little bit about my journey so far, and talk about a few of the benefits I have notice in myself when I’m meditating.   Mental   So let's talk about mental effects. I’ve always been what I like to call a “visionary”, (sounds fancy right?) but in reality I...

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Meditation 101 | Mental Health

  What can I say about meditation? In today’s world meditation is like a magical cure for a lot of today’s problems but what is meditation exactly and how do you get started?  Meditation is a lot of things but let's talk about what it's not. It's not easy, and it's probably not something you ever thought you needed to do. Simply stated, there are a whole host of meditation benefits (read them here if you want to), and what every individual gets from meditation is different. I got a better sense of focus, and better sleep as a direct result of meditation, and When i’m not meditating i struggle with both! Below i’ve listed some of my tops do’s and don'ts related to my meditation journey,...

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Strong And Stressed? Know Your Signs of Depression!

I once seen a quote that said “ I am a strong, independent women, because I have to be.” The black women has always been described as the backbone of the family, the lifeline, the one who keeps it all together with a pretty smile plastered on her face though, internally suffering from all the pain she has endured. Too often does the black women try to be stoic and fight their way through their struggles on their own, without even a murmuring word. Struggling with this myth that you have to be strong, and you have to do it on your own because your a black women leads her to a path of depression, insecurity, and anxiety. Very unhealthy habits formed but luckily they...

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How I Eat for Energy

Photo by Brooke Lark on Unsplash I know what you’re going through all too well. You’ve got a lot on your plate whether you’re career driven, a woman managing a hectic household or often both! Yet, your yawning at noon. How are you making it sis? Probably just barely, at least that’s how I was. I was working, had several side hustles, and going to school full time. I passed out everyday at around 6pm and just couldn’t get most of the things I needed to get done actually done (and all the way, not just starting them)! I know that I was doing a lot but it didn’t make sense to be as tired as I was everyday. There had to be more to it then...

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Going Vegan? Consider these 3 things first!

  You see it everywhere, people are constantly talking about it. They are talking about how it changed their lives, and how much weight they’ve lost. You see testimony of people who cured their diabetes and other diseases. This Vegan diet, It seems like a miracle cure right? And now an even bigger question.. Where do I sign up!? (that was my question at least). I have watched all the documentaries, Vegan youtube cooking channels, and searched high and low for vegan restaurants. But, I don't happen to be vegan, and I don’t think I ever will be. I know what you’re thinking, good for you sis but what about me? Well any reasonable internet stranger can write down a list of benefits to a vegan diet,...

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5 Exercises That Will Help You Gain A Sundress Waist

Summer is here! Ladiesssss! Summertime is here and it is time for those bikinis and sundresses. We all want to look absolutely fabulous in our bright summer colors with our waist snatched. Below are some exercises that will help you get those abs tight and your waist right. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msoNz1bXU7s[/embed] 5 Exercises That Will Help You Gain A Sundress Waist: Weighted Sit Ups: This move will target your upper abdominals as well as your shoulders. Be sure to control your movement up and on your way back down to your mat for the ultimate ab engagement. Star Sit Ups: This move is already a challenge, but Sharita takes it to another level by challenging you to keep your feet off the floor the whole time. Try to crunch...

6 Reasons Why Black Women Should Meditate

Why should black women meditate? So many of us experience stress day in and day out. The question is not how to avoid being stressed but how to manage your stress. Below you will find tips and a videos on meditation, why it’s healthy for you, and how to do it. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88xS-e0-uPU[/embed] Here are the 6 reasons why we should meditate: Brings positive thoughts. Meditation allows you to clear your head from all those negative thoughts. It helps you break free from that nagging boss, financial concern or the boyfriend that just won’t do right. You can detach from the world and take yourself into a happy place. It gives your mind time to focus on the good things in your life ultimately resulting in a more peaceful you. Better...