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Are you Emotionally Intelligent?| Mental Health

Have you ever met someone who who was emotionally unstable? Have you ever been that person? Lets face it, we are human and no human should ever be expected to hold it together at all times. There are times in life where you need to get your emotions out, maybe you’re under pressure in your career, or your school life and you feel like you’re at a boiling point. On the other hand everyday could feel like a boiling point for you, and thats not good either. Emotional intelligence is the capacity to be aware of, control, and express one's emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically. When you read that definition it almost makes you stop and wonder “what does that look...

Top Mental and Physical Benefits of Meditation | Mental health

You hear about it everywhere you go these days, as if it's some kind of miracle cure. In The Power of Now written by spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle (Great read, I highly recommend you get a copy here) even says that meditation can help with mental illnesses. I don't know this for sure, I’m not mentally ill or a doctor, but I’m definitely a tragic overthinker and meditation has been helping me tremendously. So today I wanted to share a little bit about my journey so far, and talk about a few of the benefits I have notice in myself when I’m meditating.   Mental   So let's talk about mental effects. I’ve always been what I like to call a “visionary”, (sounds fancy right?) but in reality I...

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5 Black Owned Business That Make Your Holiday Shopping Easy

Hue man bookstore If you need to get a gift for a bookworm, shop here for a bookstore created and tailored to the african- american community. All books sold by this company are by black authors.   Black Opal Beauty Are your nieces, daughters, cousins, and granddaughter obsessed with makeup? Shop Black Opal for a company that dedicates its line to beautiful melanin skin. Spring Break Watches   Based in Fayetteville, North Carolina, spring break watches was started by two african-american fraternity brothers who enjoy giving back to their community. The sell many watches and you're sure to find the perfect watch for your husband.   Adorned by chi This adorable fun-filled website is full of graphic tees, keychains, pillows, and confidence that will make the perfect gift for...

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Get back on your grind!

  Alright Ladies, thanksgiving is over. You can put down the pies, cakes, and Mac & cheese because it’s time to get back to business. Summer bodies just don’t happen, their worked for during the winter season. Take a look at the video below for a reminder of what we’re working towards. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYh-_vcZvSw[/embed] So if you're tired of looking like this. Ditch the carbs & sugars and focus more on natural foods and getting your body in shape. Over the course of the next few weeks, you will be provided with a variety of workouts, meals, and motivation to get us to our goal. What is our goal? Glad you asked, our goal is not only to have abs by summer, but our goal is to have...

Meditation 101 | Mental Health

  What can I say about meditation? In today’s world meditation is like a magical cure for a lot of today’s problems but what is meditation exactly and how do you get started?  Meditation is a lot of things but let's talk about what it's not. It's not easy, and it's probably not something you ever thought you needed to do. Simply stated, there are a whole host of meditation benefits (read them here if you want to), and what every individual gets from meditation is different. I got a better sense of focus, and better sleep as a direct result of meditation, and When i’m not meditating i struggle with both! Below i’ve listed some of my tops do’s and don'ts related to my meditation journey,...

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Top 3 Wash day stress relievers | Natural hair

Photo by Eye for Ebony on Unsplash   Hey Sis! I’m hoping all is well and healthy with you today and that your edges are flourishing just like your melanin is. As I sit down to write this, it's currently wash day for me. And I’ve got to say that as the years go on, the stress of my routine has gotten to me several times. It's gotten so bad that I’ve gonna month (sometimes more) without washing my hair, simply because the thought of all of those steps is overwhelming. I’m trying some things here and thee o completely overhaul and destress my routine ( a girl can hope right?). However, until that glorious day comes I’ve found a few things that we can implement into...

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How I Eat for Energy

Photo by Brooke Lark on Unsplash I know what you’re going through all too well. You’ve got a lot on your plate whether you’re career driven, a woman managing a hectic household or often both! Yet, your yawning at noon. How are you making it sis? Probably just barely, at least that’s how I was. I was working, had several side hustles, and going to school full time. I passed out everyday at around 6pm and just couldn’t get most of the things I needed to get done actually done (and all the way, not just starting them)! I know that I was doing a lot but it didn’t make sense to be as tired as I was everyday. There had to be more to it then...

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Before You Take Another Bite Understand the Hunger and Fullness Scale!

Have you ever been at the table and had to lean back and unbutton your pants after a meal? Or have you ever been sooooo hungry that they could eat a horse and cuss someone at the same time? Well, you are not alone. And it is not your fault, but I am sure you would love a tool that you can use to avoid these two extremes altogether. First, let me start with The Hunger Scale. This scale like many is from 1-10 and there are a couple of markers that I want to point out, but first I want to discuss how this will benefit you. One benefit of utilizing The Hunger Scale is refraining from emotional/stress eating. Many of us eat when we...

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Top 10 Effect of Stress Among Women of Color

Although, I know for a fact that none of the readers of this blog are stressed….. I want to discuss it so you can maybe pass the information on to a friend or family member :). When it comes to stress, I believe the most important part to point out is that it is not our fault that we are stressed! Truly, I do not believe it is our fault. We live in a fast paced world, we have kids, husbands/wives, full-time STRESSFUL jobs, sports, and more. What I do believe is that we have a responsibility to manage ourselves in a way that allows us to minimize stress. I said minimize because realistically stress will never go away and that’s okay because of not...

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The Importance of Self Care for Women

When I looked up 'woman' in the dictionary, I was partly surprised at what I read. One definition says “a female person who cleans house, cooks, etc.: housekeeper.” I do not know how this makes you feel like a woman, but I know that my feminine power goes deeper and wider than just cleaning and cooking. Yes, we are caretakers, comforters, and nurturers. However,   we are also the bearers of the world and all of its beauty. Our feminine energy is harnessed by Mother Nature herself. As she cares for the animals and plants, we care for all mankind.  But what about self-care? When do we allow ourselves to be cared for, loved, manicured, massaged, and acknowledged? When do we love ourselves enough to care...

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