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Therapy

For Black Women Considering Therapy

Many of the discussions surrounding health typically focus on the physical aspects. Whether we’re talking about our diets, exercise routines, or different ailments that afflict us, each of these fall under the realm of physical health. But, there’s more to your overall health and wellness than just physical aspects. Both emotional and mental health play a key role in your overall state of well being and when not monitored properly can even cause some physical effects as well. And while wellness has been great at helping bridge those gaps, it doesn’t always take your mental health into consideration. In the black community, there has long been a stigma regarding therapy and mental health. It’s not uncommon for black women and men to feel there is no...

Eat Healthy on the Go

How to Eat Healthy on the Go

As busy women holding down careers, side hustles, families, and passions, it’s easy to get caught up in the daily grind and find ourselves in the familiar cycle of eating whatever is quick and available to us. Unfortunately, most times that means instead of try to eat healthy, we eat foods that aren’t exactly the best for us. Even though our daily schedules aren’t likely to change, that doesn’t mean we have to be stuck eating the wrong foods. With a little preparation and some quick thinking, you can make healthy choices on the go. Eat breakfast. I know, I know, this sounds really cliche but starting off your day with a healthy breakfast that you make BEFORE you leave the house can really set...

Podcasts for Black Women

Best Beauty, Health, & Wellness Podcasts for Black Women

If you haven’t jumped on the podcast bandwagon yet, you’ll want to after reading this. When it comes to the world of beauty, health, and wellness we’re so used to watching videos and downloading every new app, that I’m not surprised to find that so many of us overlook the power of a good podcast to help keep us informed, empowered, and inspired when it comes to taking care of ourselves. While I’m not here to convince you to delete your favorite apps and close your Youtube tab (trust me, mine are still open too), what I do want is to introduce you to another tool you can add to your commitment to yourself. Here at the best podcasts for black women discussing beauty, health,...

Breast Cancer Awareness

4 Breast Cancer Organizations Dedicated to Black Women

October is the month that women (and men) come together to promote Breast Cancer Awareness. From walks to brunches, workshops to gatherings, pink October has become one of the most widely recognized awareness months of the year. And for good reason. According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation: 1 in 8 women in the U.S will be diagnosed with breast cancer Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women Every two minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer For black women in particular, though we are less likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer, we are less likely to survive if diagnosed. With these statistics, it is essential for black women to be informed and educated about breast cancer. Here are four organizations that...

Natural Hair Workouts

Upgrade Your Exercise Routine with These Workouts

We talk a lot about exercising and working out. Most of the time, we’re focused on convincing you to try something new or providing you with tips and tricks for those who don’t exactly have exercise on their list of favorite things to do. But, for the gym buffs and the ladies who love a good exercise, here’s a few workouts to add to your list. These are a bit different than your usual routine and add a little fun (and intensity) to your normal workout schedule. Bikram Yoga: We know all about yoga by now, but there’s a certain type of yoga that is a bit more intense than some of the other popular yoga styles. Bikram Yoga is a hot yoga technique...

Tichina Arnold Diet

How to Follow Tichina Arnold’s Diet

At this point, seeing Black women celebrities like Gabrielle Union, Angela Basset, and Tichina Arnold, it’s safe to say that Black don’t crack is more truth than myth. And while we’ll stand by that statement, that doesn’t exactly mean as Black women we can just breeze through life without taking necessary steps to make sure we look as good as favorite celebs. For Tichina Arnold, our favorite character of the 90s, keeping her melanin on point comes down to her diet. Want to get a diet that can help you look like Tichina at 48? Here’s how: It’s all about the balance - Like anything in life, the key to maintaining a successful diet is about balance. Without balance, which means, eating healthy foods, exercising,...

motivation

How to Stay Focused & Finish the Race

We're just over halfway into September which means the end of the year is right around the corner. If you're anything like us, chances are you're thinking back on those resolutions, goals, and things you promised yourself you'd accomplish this year. Whether your plans included a literal race like completing a 5k, or more modest things like losing a few extra pounds or finally making the transition to natural hair, if you haven't exactly made the progress you liked, there's still time to stay focused and finish the year strong. Take Some Time to Review  So often we get caught up in the hustle and bustle of life that we don't realize exactly how far we've come. Before you start to beat yourself up about not reaching...

Goals

Nothing in the World is Impossible

By: Karlise Cureton Nothing in the world is impossible. If you have big goals in life, one of the best things you can do is to realize this truth. Take a moment to imagine yourself achieving your dreams.  Do not allow your fear of failure prevent you from dreaming big bold goals! And A. C. T. like it's impossible to fail. A-Accept there may be obstacles, limitations and challenges. Accept they are designed to develop you into the person who can reach the goal. C-Create a plan and write it down. Place it in a place you can see it written down everyday. And be ok with this plan changing because IT. WILL. CHANGE. T-Tackle the plan! Go after your plan relentlessly until the goal is reached. Be flexible...

Healthy and Fit Vegan

Why You Should Always Be Patient with Yourself

By: Karlise Cureton On this path of the hustle and grind to excellence, there's one thing you must practice to keep sane. Patience. I know we have set high standards and expectations of ourselves but please, make it a practice to be patient with yourself. Your growth, your healing, your progress. You're growing, learning and healing. Which means you should expect to make mistakes and to take detours. Leave yourself some wiggle room to slip up, to miss a turn get lost and arrive to the meeting late. You're gonna forget the names if the person you just met or send and email without proofreading it. Expect to make rookie mistakes. It's part of the process. Stop beating yourself up over the little things! Don't waste time worrying...

Celebrate Blackbreastfeeding Week

Celebrate Black Breastfeeding Week

Every August, women around the country join together to celebrate National Breastfeeding Month. A month dedicated to highlighting the importance of breastfeeding, offering support for breastfeeding mothers, and resources for women interested in breastfeeding. At the end of August, a week is dedicated specifically to black women with the Black Breastfeeding Week initiative. While supporting the main mission of National Breastfeeding Month, Black Breastfeeding Week seeks step in where the lack of awareness and resources available for black women who are interested in breastfeeding exists. Empowering, encouraging, and informing women of color on breastfeeding and offering support in this space that has a complicated history in our community. Why Black Breastfeeding Week is Important Like so many disparities that exist within our community, breastfeeding has long been...