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Reconciling the past, and moving on |National reconciliation day | Emotional health

Hey sis! I hope your day is starting out productive and meaningful towards your goals. Today is National Reconciliation Day , and I wanted to take this day to talk about something that that affects all of us even though we may be on different journeys. I’m talking about our old relationships. Now these old relationships can be ones with your parents, lovers that turned to haters, or besties that went bad. No matter why the relationship is in the past, all that matters now is that your reconcile it and move forward. What is reconciling and how should I do it? Well usually I would answer your questions with the concrete definitions of the word, however I think in this case it's okay to have...

Sexual assault and HIV | Sexual assault awareness month| HIV awareness

It's very unfortunate, but times are changing, and much to my dismay, things are becoming more dark and grim. I’d love to be calling out April Fools today when I talk about the high risk of contracting HIV/AIDS from being sexually assaulted, but this is no joke. Every month has its own awareness campaigns and April is no different, this month its sexual assault awareness month. What is sexual assault? Sexual assault is an act in which a person intentionally sexually touches another person without that person's consent, or coerces or physically forces a person to engage in a sexual act against their will. From reading this definition you can understand why it plays a role in the amount of people who contract HIV on a yearly...

BGH Bookclub| March Book Review

Hey sis! I hope everything is going well for you, and spring has sprung in your life. One thing that always comes to mind when we think about spring is spring cleaning. Since we’ve started the book club we have learned about how to clean out your mind, when we read the power of now, and this month we focused on cleaning our homes when we read The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up. Let me start off by saying I really like this book. I have done this method myself a couple of times (typically because I didn’t do it right the first time), and even doing it wrong, I always feel so much lighter after I’m done. Marie’s Method In the book she talks about...

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Top 3 ways paying down (and off eventually) your credit card debt can reduce stress| National Pay Down Credit Cards Day

Hey my beautiful queens! I hope that you are all faithfully and dutifully keeping up with your journeys in life, and that things are manifesting in your best interests. In honor of National Pay Down Credit Card Debt day, I thought I would would check in on how our financial goals are turning out this year. We talked about budgeting in a previous post, and how important it was, and now the next part of the equation is paying down our debt. In my other post where I talked about how your financial situation affects your life, I talked about how debt can cause extra stress in your life. This extra stress can cause you to be thrown off your other journeys as well, whether...

Top 3 VEGAN recipes that Omnivores will Love!

Hey sis! I hope all is going well on your journeys, and that day by day you are inching closer to your goals whatever they may be. Speaking of goals and journeys, I know a lot of us have the goals that we want to live healthier lives and to lose our maintain weight. Many people will tell you that a vegan lifestyle is the best way to lose weight and be healthier overall. I’m no doctor so I can't say for sure, but what I can say is that incorporating vegan meals into your lifestyle, will not only help you shed a few pounds, but can also help you save a few bucks on your grocery bill. I have tried on and off several...

The Life and Message of Lady Chablis | HIV Awareness | Activist Spotlight

Hey out there, I hope you all are doing well. Recently as I was looking up more information about HIV/AIDS infections and rates, I started to feel kind of sad. It is disheartening to think about things like death rates among those infected by HIV, and I feel like there is too much of a focus on that in the media outlets we find on and offline. So today I thought that it may be more fun and uplifting to celebrate the life of one of the most dynamic and groundbreaking women In the HIV community, Miss Lady Chablis. In 2016, one of the great fallen stars has returned to heaven. The Lady Chablis, was an African American, transgender, author, activist, actress and performer who...

Happy National potato Chip Day | 3 Healthy and Fun Alternatives

Hey sis! I hope that your weight loss journey is going well queen! As we all know, when you are dieting, there are so many restrictions put on the types of food that you can eat, and how much you can eat. You're likely to see the list of food you can eat to dwindle down to very few, and almost zero of your favorites are going to make the cut. Not to worry though! There are many fun ways that you can substitute some of your favorite snacks for a diet friendly version. So in honor of national potato chip day, I thought I would give you some healthier options  to eat instead of potato chips, that taste good too! Kale Chips I’ve been a fan...

The Effects of Smoking on Women’s Health

Smoking is an addictive habit that many people are still dealing with years after the increase in extensive research brought forth. We have some knowledge of the general effects of smoking, but like anything, women are affected differently. Cigarette smoke is comprised of a mix of over 7,000 chemicals, breathing these chemicals in can damage nearly any part of the body. Smoking cigarettes can cause issues with the reproductive parts and process. In the event that a woman is able to conceive a child but continues to smoke cigarettes while she is pregnant, she can experience pregnancy complications such as an ectopic pregnancy. An ectopic pregnancy is when a fertilized egg fails to reach the womb, but instead begins to grow outside of the womb. This...

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8-day Keto Kickstart | Spring cleaning for the body

Hey Sis! I hope you're doing well on your life journey thus far! I know that we are all on different journeys in different parts of our life, but I know that there is one thing that we are are working on together and that's our weight. Whether it is for weight loss, weight maintenance, a health issue or purely cosmetic, our weight is something that drives all of us, to live more active and full lives, including me. So since #SpringCleaning is coming I thought I would jumpstart it by doing some cleaning of my body. I have decided to do an 8-day Keto Kickstart to get my cravings under control, and get back on my healthy eating plan. You see I have kinda...

HIV/AIDS activist Spotlight| Hydeia Broadbent

Hey sis! I’m hope that you are only accepting positive energies and good vibes into your life on this beautiful Monday. In celebration of international women’s month, I wanted to take the time to highlight an amazing activist, with an amazing story. That young woman is Hydeia Broadbent. Hydeia Broadbent is a young HIV/Aids Activist  who has set out to change the view of HIV/AIDS and the stigma attached to it over the years. Hydeia was born HIV and her infection did not progress to AIDS until around age 3, around the time she found out about it. In 1996 when she was only 11 she went on Oprah to talk about her life with aids, and begin her role as an activist. Even at...