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3 Books by Black Women to Read

As lockdowns and restrictions continue a lot of us have much more time to do explore hobbies and activities such as reading, in honor of Black History month we at Black Girl Health have decided to highlight three books by Black Women that we cant wait to read. Whether you're in a virtual bookclub, reading alone, or with family; here is some new books to add to your must reads.   1. Just As I Am by Cicely Tyson Two days prior to the departure of  Cicely Tyson, she left us with her memoir Just As I Am.  This memoir is an in-depth glimpse of the early life and journey to stardom. Just As I am is heartfelt and inspirational tale of growth and self love and discovery.   2....

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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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Four Ways to Manage Your Mental Health During Pregnancy

  Carrying a little human inside of your body for nine months can be very stressful, especially during a pandemic. You worry about your due date, decorating the nursery, and what foods are right for the baby but the subject of your mental state never really comes up. Although for some, therapy would be the ideal that may not be an option for others. So, here are four different ways to manage your mental health while pregnant. Stay Moving For my ladies who aren't on bed rest a great way to cope with your mental health is by staying active. If it's a nice day, take a walk in nature. Staying inside 24/7 can make us feel depressed. Fresh air is good on the body and brain....

Are You a Busy Parent and Think You Have No Time for Working Out? Elethia Gay Thinks Otherwise

We all wish we had more time. Time to sleep, time to work, time to relax, time to exercise, time for everything. Lack of time is to accomplish something is just an excuse. It is one of the biggest reasons people have used to put off exercising or eating healthier, or just living a healthier lifestyle. We often say things like: "Once, I get caught up with work, I'll have more time and energy to work out." Or "My kids have such a crazy schedule there is no room for me to fit in meal prepping." Stop putting your health and fitness goals on the back burner and follow Elethia Gay. Elethia is a health and wellness coach and speaker for AQ Health and Wellness, where...

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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...

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3 Self-Help Books That Every Black Woman Should Read.

Self-Help books are often used to motivate and inspire it's readers to be the best version of themselves. Self-Help books and the self care movement and the has often been described as a  trend that millennials have popularized. Due to the overwhelming result of being home due to COVID 19, many of us felt like this was the time to rediscover ourselves and become a better motivate and become version of yourself. We here at Black Girl Health compiled a list of 3 Self-Help books you should add to your must read list.   1. More Than Enough: Claiming Space for Who You Are by Elaine Welteroth More Than Enough by Elaine Welteroth is part memoir and part manifesto, Elaine Welteroth is an  journalist, editor and New York Times best-selling author. More Than Enough touches on...

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Self Love Through Love Languages

Love Languages are used to describe how we as individuals desire to be loved and how to give love. “The 5 Love Languages” by Gary Chapman describes the concepts of love languages. Chapman’s concept of love is broken down into five categories: words of affirmation, acts of service, receiving gifts, quality time, and physical touch. Knowing your love language can not only help you feel more loved in your relationship but it is also the first step to self love. Find your love language here.   1. Words of Affirmation: Vocalize Self Love Practice daily affirmations. Journaling your progress. Try speaking only positively when referring to yourself. 2. Acts of Service: Practice Self-Love Prepare your favorite meal. Groom yourself, try a new hairstyle! Get your To-Do list done. 3. Receiving...

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Three Healing Black Poets You Need to Read

Poetry is a genre of writing in which vivid, and raw language is given to ideas and feelings. Poetry is considered an healing form of writing, in several African and Eastern cultures poetry, and storytelling is used to confront feelings and express emotion. Poetry can be used to heal and face anxiety and trauma, during these uncertain times, we as a community need to heal more than ever so we at Black Girl Health Foundation have compiled three black female poets who can assist in the process of healing, self love, and growth. Nayyirah Waheed Nayyirah Waheed is a poet and author who has published two books of poetry and has been considered “the most famous poet on instagram” What’s poetry has been described as life saving,...