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LEARNING TO FORGIVE WITHOUT AN APOLOGY

There are over 7 billion people walking this earth, all with different personalities and life experiences. Conflict is bound to happen, tempers will flare, communication will be broken down and feelings will get hurt. Holding a grudge is like drinking poison and expecting others to be affected by it. When you find yourself in situations where someone has wronged you or even if the offender repeatedly wrongs you, forgiveness is not to excuse the offender nor is it to dismiss the offense. Forgiveness isn't for the offender...

PROTECTING YOUR NAILS AND YOUR FOOD WHILE COOKING FOR THANKSGIVING!

Thanksgiving is coming up and what a great way to spend time with your loved ones while, helping out and learning how to cook in the kitchen!  There are 4 ways you should protect your nails to be well prepared to get dinner started, and be safe. No nail polish while cooking because it’s a chance you can chip a nail polish in the food, if you are wearing polish, be sure to wear gloves.  Make sure you clean under nails. Your nails actually hold a lot of bacteria. So be safe and clean under your nails with a nail brush or nail stick. No fragranced lotion on your hands while cooking. The perfume lotion is actually really toxic and can get into your...

DON’T LET YOUR MISTAKES KILL YOUR DRIVE

How many times have you found yourself saying, "It's out of my control"? I for one remember a time when I said this phrase often. This phrase itself can lead you into an acceptance of failure or failure that is to come. When you feel as if the path you've chosen is out of your control, look again babe. There is ALWAYS a positive way of coping with even the hardest of happenings from abuse, to death, to terminal illness and so on. Instead of thinking "Woe is me" or "this is out of my control" Don't get in your own way! Retrain your mind to respond to these situations like: How can this help me grow? How is this going to make me stronger? What...

CHICKEN BROCCOLI STIR FRY

Making your own stir fry can be healthy and even help you lose weight. Just be mindful of your measurements and use a healthy oil and fresh vegetables. ENJOY!! INGREDIENTS: 2 boneless, skinless chicken breast (cut into bite size pieces ) 1inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated. 1/4 lite soy sauce 1Tablespoon cornstarch 2 tablespoon olive oil, plus a little more if necessary 2 cloves garlic (minced) 1 head of fresh broccoli, cut into florets blanched 1 medium yellow onions, cut into large pieces 1 cup bean sprouts Sea salt and pepper to taste Pinch red pepper flakes 2 tablespoon rice wine vinegar  DIRECTIONS: Season chicken breast with salt and pepper. In a small bowl whisk together the soy sauce, vinegar, cornstarch and 1/4 cup water. Heat oil over high heat  in a wok or a nonstick...

HITTING THE SNOOZE BUTTON IS DOING YOU MORE HARM THAN GOOD

We all hate waking up in the morning, especially after a long night. The sound of the alarm becomes the most dreaded sound ever, at this time you’re wishing it’s a false alarm, but it’s too continuous and loud that you instantly hit the snooze button, knowing you should get up and get dressed instead. You’re thinking, “just another 10 or 15 minutes that’s all I need.”  According to scientific experts you’re WRONG, it’s not what you need, and in fact it’s what you don’t need. They say hitting the snooze button and then going back to sleep actually makes you feeling more tired and groggy. Click on the lifehacker.com link to read what happens when you hit snooze that could affect your entire...

GETTING YOUR NAILS READY FOR THE FALL

Coming into November as you've noticed the leaves changing you might also notice that your skin and nails are changing.  As stated in last weeks article moisture is important as the weather seems to chill out and become cooler, your hands get dry. During the next few months your skin and nails will take a beating from the elements of nature. Using deep moisture, such as a deep conditioning lotion or a cream also referred to as BUTTER.  This is the time to take advantage of Apple Cinnamon, pumpkin spice or even a warm vanilla fragrance that can be found in BUTTERS. Using these products will promote healthy and soft hands as well as smelling like the holiday spirit.  Try warmer, cozy colors on your...

BEWARE OF UNSANITARY SALONS: WHAT LOOKS GOOD FOR YOUR HAIR MAY NOT BE GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH

Let me tell you folks how I recently went into a local salon and my heart just dropped. Not only were the beauticians doing people's hair with no protective cape on, there was hair everywhere, along with a hot plate, crisco, and some potatoes soon to be sliced and fried! I cannot make this stuff up! I couldn't believe such things were going on in salons that should be a professional sanitary environment. My girlfriend then proceeded to tell me her own horror story of dirty combs, extremely late stylist, and even worse professional practices. Whether it's a black, white, or purple salon, no matter how great the style is you should not sacrifice your health and safety. All dirty combs and implements should be in a...

EXERCISE OF THE WEEK: GET YOUR ABS FIRED UP!

We are continuing our exercises from home segment. We know that training your abs will not reduce belly fat, only diet and loosing overall fat will reduce the belly fat.  Even though that may be the case we must still train the abdominal muscles and treat them like any other muscle group in the body to keep everything in balance and strong.  Here is a great way to get your abs fired up!  Grab a chair and start your leg raises clearing the chair.  Place your arms on the floor for stability and begin alternating raising your legs from sides to side.   Be sure to keep your lower back flat on the floor.  Perform 4 sets of 15 repetitions each set.  If you have any...

CEREALS THAT ARE GOOD FOR WEIGHT LOSS

It’s time to transform your morning with cereal that can help transform your body. Kids love cereal and adult’s love the convenience of it, but truth be told the love can lead to some extra pounds. Many gravitate to the sugary cereals with high carbs and low fiber content, but there could be healthier options that will satisfy your sweet tooth and even help shed the extra weight. Blackdoctor.org gives a number of tasty cereals, you may have never thought would be good for weight management. Click on the link below to learn what cereals will help jump start your weight loss today. http://blackdoctor.org/462034/cereals-that-slim-you-down/ #Transformationtuesdays ...

DIY PUMPKIN SPICE EXFOLIATION

The fall months are a great times to exfoliate! Just like every girl loves the smell of Starbuck’s pumpkin spice latte, why not we smell like it too! Since the air is getting colder your hands are going to start getting drier. And everyone knows, you can always tell a woman’s age by her hands. Note to self: dry and ashy hands don’t look good with fresh manicures. The pumpkin exfoliation can be a MANICURE SAVER because it’s made of Vitamin A & C. As a result it will brighten, tone, and make your hands super soft, plus it can be used as a good moisturizer. Here is the list below of the ingredients you will need to use to combine and make the pumpkin...