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CHOOSE TODAY TO BETTER MANAGE YOURSELF!

How many times have our intentions fallen through the cracks? What did we intend to do today that was left hanging in the balance?  One of the greatest rewards to ourselves, is to give our lives direction and maintain enough discipline to bring results! The word “manage” simply means, to succeed at accomplishing something despite the hardship. Let’s face it, it’s hard to wake up and confront the truth of some things. It’s not easy answering difficult questions and facing the trenches of our own discord.  Are we happy? If not, Why not? Are we procrastinating? If so, what are we afraid of? Are we living a full- experienced life?  As you set your intentions and take small steps, the results will gainfully manifest!  The adjustments could...

‘TIS THE SEASON FOR GAINING HOLIDAY FAT!

Every year when the holiday season comes around, many tend to get that unexplainable lazy feeling of not wanting to work out, and just overindulging in homemade cooked food without any limitations.  It has become mentally acceptable to eat whatever you want regardless of the high carb and sugar content, and/or also disregarding the portion size and time of day.   It’s reported that the average American gains about a pound between Halloween and New Year's. It may not seem like much at once, but it could be, if every holiday season your adding holiday fat without subtracting from it throughout the year. Click on the link below to learn more about what’s referred to as “creeping obesity” and the tricks to avoid that extra weight...

JOAN SMALLS, WORKING OUT W/ SCOLIOSIS

When it comes to sexy, Joan Smalls is the epitome of the definition. She is known for stomping runways all across the world and is also the first Latina model to represent Estee Lauder in a cosmetics campaign.   At 27, she is considered one of the world’s highest paid models. To keep that gorgeous model figure she exercises regularly. Due to her suffering from scoliosis, which is the abnormal curving of the spinal cord, it is imperative that she exercises continuously. According to healthyceleb.com “she does 1 hour of daily exercises. Joan needs to strengthen her back and relatively do many exercises for the same. She starts with cardio like jogging, running, etc. followed by strength training with her own body weight and interval training....

NAILS ARE NOT TOOLS!

Nails are not tools and should not be treated as such. To get the most out of them treat them as jewels. Below is list of Do’s and Don’ts when it comes to caring for your nails. Your nails are not made to scratch your body. Find a back scratcher. They are not made for getting food out from the pot. Always use utensils. Nails are jewels so take care of them. Treat them with TLC. Do not ever rip your nails like they are piece of paper. Always make sure you file your nails when you are around kids, you don’t want to tear your kid’s skin. Keep your nails pretty and healthy. Trim often and protect them from anything harsh. Do not pull acrylic from your nails when you are...

HOLIDAY LEFT OVERS GREAT FOR YOUR HAIR!

What to do with all the holiday left overs? You can only eat them, but so many days in a row. Once the love of granny's sweet potatoes has faded, use your beloved left overs on your hair. Sweet Potatoes: High in vitamins A, B6, C, and D, these yummy delights are natural hair loss fighters and deeply moisturize even the coarsest of hair. Try This: In a small pot, cook 1 mashed sweet potato and 3 tablespoons of honey. Once warm, add 1/4 cup of greek yogurt. Apply from root to tip and place plastic cap on for 30 minutes. Voila! You now have a wonderful deep conditioning treatment! Honey: A natural humectant, honey helps you retain moisture for a long period of time. It also smooths...

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I’M NOT TELLING YOU IT’S GOING TO BE EASY!

Hey remember that time when someone introduced you to a life of rainbows and butterflies and then handed you an easy button? Ha! Yea, me neither! This week’s Transformation Tuesday principle is simple: "I'm not telling you it’s going to be easy. I'm telling you it’s going to be worth it." See simple, sweet & to the point! Pull on your big girl pants & take care of business ladies! Everything is gonna be ok! The other shoe will drop, eventually. And if you can get past the feelings of anxiety & stress. If you can just HANG ON you will make it! This week is ALREADY amazing! Just waiting for you to put your signature on it & finish strong. You can contact Karlise Cureton via email for booking at damselnodistress@gmail.com....

LET YOUR NAILS BREATHE!

Let your nails be free in the air sometimes. Even though the nails are dead cells, they do need oxygen to grow. It is very important that you allow oxygen to reach your nails, which will make them stronger. Without proper oxygen, your nails could end up with disorders that could be costly to clear up.  Here are some helpful tips for your nails: Every now and then allow your nails to be free from any products (ex. Nail polish, acrylics, gels, etc.) Always keep your nails protected with gloves when doing work with harsh chemicals (ex. Dish detergent, laundry detergent, and home cleaning products). Use a product which is designed to provide oxygen to your nails. (Try this oxygen nail treatment by Julep http://www.sephora.com/oxygen-nail-treatment-P382335 ). Do not neglect your...

DON’T LET THE HOLIDAYS STRESS YOU OUT—FIND OUT HOW TO COPE!

As an advocate for mental health, I know first-hand how stressful the holiday season can be; with family schedules, buying gifts, grocery shopping for huge holiday dinner, working overtime to ensure you get the holiday bonus & making sure you attend all the holiday parties you RSVP'd to- the stress load can be INTENSE! The little voice within that tells you to "just hold on" could really get beat & battered before the fresh start of a New Year. To strengthen this internal voice I've gotten in the habit of practicing daily affirmations. Literally looking in the mirror and saying to myself "I am the captain of my fate" and "I am a wealth of energy and a source of knowledge" can be cheesy but truthfully it...

ARE YOU CHOOSING YOUR HAIR OVER YOUR HEALTH?

Have you ever took into account how the condition of your hair could be impacting your health? It may sound crazy to some, but not to others who are bogged down and even depressed over the health of their hair, so much it could be preventing you from exercising and effecting your overall wellness.   However, maybe you’re reading this article and thinking it doesn’t pertain to you because your hair is perfectly healthy, and in fact you could be touting the length and thickness of your hair. And perhaps the  the reason you don’t exercise is simply because of the hassle and stress of managing the after workout hair problems.   Well, I have news for you rather hair is in poor or good condition,...

GOODBYE FOOT ODOR & ATHLETE’S FEET

Summer is gone and now we are in closed toe shoes for cooler seasons, which can breed foot odor or even athlete’s feet. Foot odor may be caused by sweaty feet and rapidly growing bacteria. On the other hand, athlete’s feet is caused by a fungus (Tinea pedis) that gets into the upper layers of the skin of your feet of predisposed moist feet. It is contagious from contact with folks that have fungus, walking barefoot in public moist places such as health clubs, locker rooms, and swimming pool areas.  Here are some common symptoms and over the counter tips! SYMPTOMS: MOIST RED, ITCHY TOE WEB RASH (esp. between the 4th/5th toe web) and BLISTERING DRY,THICK, SCALY, CRACKED SKIN ALL OVER BOTH FEE (with or...