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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...

apps Tips for People Who Don't Like to Workout

3 Tips to Get You Excited to Workout

Unless you’re a fitness instructor, let’s face it, working out isn’t our favorite activity. Even though we all understand by now that it is 100% necessary for your body and your health. It’s easy for us to say “just do it” but, if we’re being honest, exercising regularly can really be a struggle for so many people. If you’re finding it difficult to get in your daily/weekly workout as much as you should, we have three simple things you can do to commit to a workout routine in no time. Make a playlist. Sometimes all it takes to get in the exercise spirit is some music. We love making playlists to kick our workouts into high gear. Queue up a few of your favorite...

4 Ways to Stay Empowered

4 Ways to Stay Empowered

As women, it’s hard to keep balanced on a daily basis. Between taking care of ourselves, others, and dealing with the everyday stress of the world, it can be a lot to manage. And while we like to think of ourselves as superwoman who can handle anything that comes our way, sometimes we need to uplifted, motivated, and inspired like anyone else. Whether it’s during tough times or simply an everyday need as you go through your daily life, there are a few things you can do to empower yourself when you need it the most. Believe in Yourself It sounds cliche but it’s true! One of the best ways to show up and empower yourself is to believe that you can achieve whatever you put your...

Eat Better

What the Health? No-Stress Ways to Eat Better

There's a lot of chatter around food and eating habits lately thanks, in particular, to an eye-opening--and slightly scary--documentary on Netflix titled What the Health. People everywhere are starting to rethink their food choices, dietary habits, and the way they think about food and for good reason. Although this documentary is one you’ll just have to watch for yourself (and take what you see with a grain of salt) there is much to be said about the effects that food have on your health and life. And while, we won’t tell you to stop eating meat and go vegan, there are ways to simply eat better in general. STRESS-FREE WAYS TO EAT BETTER Stock up on healthy snacks. One of the main reasons people fail at...

Taking Control of Your Wellness

Taking Control of Your Own Wellness

Wellness is the state of having good health and it typically centers on balancing the mind, body, and soul. It can be hard enough just focusing on one of these topics, let alone all three but in order to truly reach your health goals, you must become a master of your own wellness. The good news is, wellness is a lifelong journey and one that you have total control over. Taking small steps everyday to improve your wellness is all it takes to begin to see real change in your health and life. How to Take Control Your Wellness Mind - Having a clear and focused mind can do wonders in improving your health. So often, people--and women especially--don’t realize how much stress and worry we...

3 Ways to Boost Body Confidence

The season of sun dresses, bathing suits, and cutoff shorts is upon us. But if there's one season that has the ability to impact your confidence like no other, it's the summer. Regardless of whether you have "beach body" goals or you simply want to feel comfortable in your summer outfits, we have three ways to help you be confident in your own skin, no matter what. Body confidence is something so many women struggle to achieve but very few talk about. We live in the age of filters and photoshop and, oftentimes, we find ourselves slipping into the comparison trap. Nothing hits self confidence like comparing yourself to others. And while, gaining self confidence isn't a switch you can simply flip on and off as...