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Dos and Donts for a heart healthy meal prep

As National Heart health month draws to a close, I thought that I would share some information with you that you can use throughout the year. Not that anything I’ve shared can't be used year round but when it comes to matters of the heart they can be easily forgotten. We all know about how the heart functions, pumping blood throughout your body, and taking on the burden of keeping us alive. With so much resting on your heart the least you can do is keep it healthy right? The food that you put in your body can make, or break, the health of your heart. Which is why today I thought i’d leave you with some dos and don'ts on making a heart healthy...

I Love My Color, but I Want to Love My Skin!

As I was growing up I noticed that not only did I generally have the darkest skin in social groups but in my family I did as well. My father drilled into my head that my color is beautiful and I should always love it, and I do. There was a difference, however, between loving my color and loving my skin. The skin is the largest organ of your body and undergoes a lot. People don’t generally think about the harm that they do to their skin either by not taking care of it or by doing the wrong things to take care of it. People of color, for example, are affected by eczema more so than Caucasians and don’t know how to help it....

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Loving your natural hair again; A letter to my sisters | Natural Hair

Hey sis, I hope your 2019 is blossoming into everything that you thought it would be, and i'm hoping and praying that you are on the brightest path to your goals. If you're a natural like me you probably started of your journey with some pretty lofty hair goals. The day I decided to go natural I told myself that I wanted to have waist length hair. Little did I know my journey would be full of twists, turns, highs, and lows. I’m coming into my 6th year as a natural, and I will just say that it hasn't been everything that it seemed it would be, for me, it has been so much more than that Hating my hair Around my third year of being natural,...

Fight Heart disease with Mushrooms | Stuffed Mushroom Day

Hey ladies! I hope everyone is doing well today! So if you all were not aware, yesterday was national stuffed mushroom day! I know some of you are like ew gross, and some of you are jumping for joy about this, but I invite all of you who are anti-mushrooms to try them stuffed as they have a completely different flavor than just plain raw mushrooms in a salad for example. You’re probably also wondering why i’m bringing this up as well. Well since it is February, the month all about love and black history, I thought I’d talk about heart health since that is something affecting both of those areas. Black women & Heart Disease It is sad to say but half of us black...

Top 5 tips for hacking your budget in 2019 | Reinvent your life series

Hey all my beautiful sisters out there! I hope everything is fine with you and your new year is going well!. As a quick caveat, don't forget that we will have our first BGH book club meeting this week. I encourage you all to be there! So now that my shameless plug is out of the way, I am here to bring you my top budget hacks that can help you get off on the right foot. I’ve mentioned several times in 2019 that it is important to you actual health, that you are also financially healthy. In my Top 3 ways to get your finances on track post I talked about making a budget, and how just expense tracking is not enough. For those of...

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Top 3 Ways to Get Your Finances on Track for Beginners | Reinvent Your Life Series

So in my Slay 2019 with a financial fresh start post I talked about how this year we are reinventing our lives and taking our finances into our own hands. If you missed it I talked briefly about how a lack of finances can affect your overall health as well. I hope after reading that last post you were able to also picture some financial goals in your mind that you wanted to work towards. Maybe you want to buy a house in a couple of years, or set up a child’s college fund, or maybe you're just young and single, and you want to save up for retirement and buy those Louboutins you’ve had your eye on (yes that last one is mine). No...

Yoga 101|My Journey and Top 5 tips to get started

Good morning beautiful ladies of BGH! I hope 2019 has started off excellent for you. Mine is good so far, not accomplishing everything I want but making a large dent in my goals. Today we will talk about one of them and that’s doing Yoga. First I want to say that Yoga is Hard! I still have a lot of work to do on my yoga journey, but i’d like to tell you my top 5 tips on getting started, coming from my experience on what has and hasn’t worked. First a little about my journey Personally, I’m still in the beginning stages of my journey so this post isn't meant to provide professional advice, but if you’re just getting started, or have been interested in yoga...

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Natural Hair Kickstart | Reinvent Your Life Series

Hey Ladies! its that time of year again! We are going to be kickstarting all kinds of things next year and if you’re natural then your hair routine will be apart of it. Getting your hair routine back on track for 2019 is going to be vital for your hair journey, because lets face it, we all get off track sometimes. And if you’re like me, you’ve been off track for a few months or more (you know who you are sis). Specifically for those of us that are 2 or more years in, you’ve more than likely hit a plateau or maybe even a slump in your journey. That’s why a kickstart is necessary. We are going to discuss the kickstart, and I’m going to...

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Slay 2019 with a Financial Fresh Start | Financial Health

How many times have you gotten to the end of the year, and felt like you didn't quite accomplish the things you wanted to? I have, and as you probably already know it’s not a good feeling. One of the main reasons I’ve noticed is that they are creating all kinds of large goals for the new year and struggling to keep them. (If this is you, check our our post here on goal setting VS adopting a system). However, there is an even bigger problem that no one is talking about. Most people are not making any financial goals, and if they are, they're not making them in a way that's improving their day to day lives. So you might be wondering “Isn't this a...

Top 3 Wash day stress relievers | Natural hair

Photo by Eye for Ebony on Unsplash   Hey Sis! I’m hoping all is well and healthy with you today and that your edges are flourishing just like your melanin is. As I sit down to write this, it's currently wash day for me. And I’ve got to say that as the years go on, the stress of my routine has gotten to me several times. It's gotten so bad that I’ve gonna month (sometimes more) without washing my hair, simply because the thought of all of those steps is overwhelming. I’m trying some things here and thee o completely overhaul and destress my routine ( a girl can hope right?). However, until that glorious day comes I’ve found a few things that we can implement into...

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