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5 Mediterranean Recipes, I’m going to try and I think you should too! | Mediterranean Diet Month

Hey Sis! I hope your day is going well and that all of your plans for 2019 are coming to pass. While I was spending time scouring the internet for new ideas and topics to write about for the month of May, I found something interesting. I found out that it is actually Mediterranean diet month.Is this not the perfect time to spice up your dinner and try something new? I knew you would agree, so Today I have listed 5 Keto- Friendly Mediterranean recipes that I’m going to try this month, and I think you should too. Mediterranean food? Yes, Mediterranean food is the cuisine style of people from countries along the Mediterranean. Places like Greece, Turkey, Israel and Morocco are just a couple on the long list. Their diet consists of a lot of healthy...

3-Day Juice Cleanse and Detox

Hey Sis! I hope that your days are flying by, and that you are manifesting a life that you love. So if you followed me on my journey last month where I tried keto for a week, then you’ll know that I’m going on a cruise at the beginning of next month. And let me just tell you I haven’t been doing the things I need to do in order to get some weight off (don’t judge me sis). The good news is that overall I’m pretty happy with my body, and i’m starting to believe I may have a bowel problem more so than a weight problem. My biggest issue is the belly area, and that could be fat, but it seems to be...

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Stress and its effects on HIV/AIDS

Hey Sis! I hope you are manifesting things in your life that you have been striving towards, for years now. So if you’ve been hanging around all month, you’ll know that I have been focusing a lot on stress and how it affects you and different parts of your life, and today is no different. Stress is one of those things that if we don't learn how to manage it properly, it will run rampant in our bodies. When your dealing with an infection like HIV/AIDS the last thing you need is something like stress overwhelming you and weakening your body’s defenses even further. What does stress do to the body? There is a myriad of ways that stress can affect your body. Some of the most...

Spring Cleaning | Cleaning out suppressed emotions to rebuild your ability to trust

Hey Sis! I hope things are going well for you! Since the first quarter of of 2019 is over and we started spring cleaning last month, I thought today we would circle back to spring cleaning and focus on something that all of us need to clean out… suppressed emotions. Yes this is a tough one for many of us to deal with, old boyfriends, best friends that betrayed you, and family members that hurt you. Like it or not, all of these things can affect you for the rest of your life if you don't take the time to clean them out and heal your wounds. Building Relationships One of the biggest ways that harboring these old emotions can affect you is when you are trying...

5 More Stress relieving tips | National Stress Awareness Day

Hey Sis! I hope your day is going well, and that you’re cultivating a life you love. As you know this is Stress Awareness month, but I bet you didn’t also know that today is Stress Awareness Day as well? Seems like you should really be aware of stress don’t it?  We talked about this before in my last article on the topic (read that one here), so I wont get too deep into it other than its bad and can lead to heart problems as well. But in celebration, of Stress Awareness Day I want to give you 5 more ways to deal with your stress. Listen to music Listening to music (no matter what kind) is definitely good for you. Singing your heart out, crying...

Are you Living in a Food Desert?

Hey sis! I hope you’re working hard to create a life that you love, I know I am! However, sometimes working hard towards your goals isn’t enough. Not only do you need the drive to go forth and achieve, but you also need the right supplies and environment in order to assist and sustain you. If you are starting a weight-loss journey, you will have to be able to access to the fruits and vegetables needed to sustain your diet. Unfortunately, some people don’t have access to the fruits and vegetables needed to sustain a healthy lifestyle because of where they live, these areas are called food deserts. What is a food desert? A food desert an urban area in which it is difficult to buy affordable...

Is Homophobia in our community keeping HIV/AIDS rates high?

Hey everyone! I hope things are going well in your lives, and that you are all working towards your dreams. Usually on Mondays I come with factual articles regarding some fact about HIV/IDS or regarding living with HIV/AIDS.  Today however, I wanted to talk about something that has been on my heart a lot lately. This article is about my opinion, and doesn’t reflect the beliefs of BGH as a whole, but solely reflects on me and what I believe. I am not an employee of BGH so the words I am writing are my responsibility and mine alone. Now that the disclaimer is out of the way I wanted to connect to things that I believe run hand in hand, Homophobia, and HIV/AIDS rates...

5 Ways To Relieve Stress | National Stress Awareness Month

Hey sis! I hope that everything in life is going well for you. I’m doing okay but like many of us I have been stressed out lately. Even as I write this I’m urging myself to relax my face so I don't cause myself a headache. For many of us, stress is one of the most prevalent health risks in our lives. It's important to learn how to manage your stress, but what I find the hardest is what can help relieve it. So in honor on national stress awareness month, i’m bringing you 5 ways to help relieve stress. Paint Now, you guys may not know this, but I’m no artist. I can barely color inside the lines. So when I painted a ceramic vase...

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...