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A Recap of National Gluten Free Day

The older I’ve become, the more I’ve heard the words, “gluten free” spill from people’s mouths. I thought living a gluten free lifestyle meant no bread, which meant I couldn’t do it because I am in love with bread. When I tell you I was wrong, believe me! I looked into it and found out that gluten free is so much more than I thought. What is Gluten and why should I care? Gluten is a group of proteins found in wheat, barley, rye and spelt. There are many people who have switched to a gluten free lifestyle because of the negative effects that gluten has on their bodies. For example, some people have celiac disease or even a non-gluten celiac sensitivity. Celiac disease is an...

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Top 3 Ways to Get Your Finances on Track for Beginners | Reinvent Your Life Series

So in my Slay 2019 with a financial fresh start post I talked about how this year we are reinventing our lives and taking our finances into our own hands. If you missed it I talked briefly about how a lack of finances can affect your overall health as well. I hope after reading that last post you were able to also picture some financial goals in your mind that you wanted to work towards. Maybe you want to buy a house in a couple of years, or set up a child’s college fund, or maybe you're just young and single, and you want to save up for retirement and buy those Louboutins you’ve had your eye on (yes that last one is mine). No...

Sis! What’s Really Stopping You From Reaching Your Health Goals?

Almost everyone I know has a health goal of some sort, but has never reached at least one of them at the beginning of the year. I’m guilty of this. I set an abundance of goals and the more time passes, the easier that the goal becomes a faint memory. Here are a few reasons why you probably aren’t reaching your health and wellness goals. Excuses! Stop making excuses! Best selling author Robin Sharma said “the excuses we make destroy the results we deserve.” How many times have you made an excuse and those few words stopped you from doing something you really needed to do? Excuses don’t do anything except hinder you. They are roadblocks in your path to success. Don’t make them a habit. End...

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Keto vs. Paleo: Which Diet Option is Best for You?

Is there a such thing as the perfect diet? There are so many diets swarming the internet and you need to find the best one for you. Two diets that are frequently talked about are the Keto Diet and the Paleo Diet, but now you have to decide which one is best for you to try. I’m not going to tell you which one is better. Instead, I’m going to give you more information on both diets to help you reach a distinctive decision. What is the Keto Diet? The Ketogenic, or keto, diet is a low-carb high fat diet. You consume less sugar and consume very little carbs. With this diet, most of your calorie intake comes from fat. The goal of the ketogenic diet is...

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BGH BookClub and Chill| Mental Health

Happy New Year sis! I hope your 2019 is filled with prosperity, growth, and health. I am here to make an announcement, and to bring something fun to your new year as well. Can you guess what it is? ( well from reading the title of this post you should already know). I’m partnering with BGH to bring the BGH Book Club! We are accomplishing all our goals this year sis and the books I have lined up for you will motivate you, push you forward and elevate you to accomplish your dreams. So how will this work? Every month we are going to have a book that we will be reading together. The last day of the month I will post my review on the book...

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18 Things I learned in 2018 That we can all get something out of | Mental Health

Hey Ladies! So last year I saw these posts floating around all over the place, and I decided that I would write one of my own the following year. In 2017 I went through a lot and it was a really tough year. I lost almost everything that I had. But 2018 was the year in which I finally dealt with a lot of the trauma from the things I went through, and discovered a lot about myself in the process. So these are 18 things I learned in 2018 that I hope we can all learn from. Forgiveness Number 1 is Forgiveness This one was hard, and always will be but in 2018 I learned what forgiveness actually is, when I learned to forgive myself for mistakes...

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I Tried the CEO Routine: My Thoughts | Reinvent your life series

I’d like to preface this post by saying that I am a morning person (don’t you judge me) and have been for a while, but this routine though? Whoa! It is really good, however there are definitely some aspects of it that need adjustment. I tried it for several weeks and finally just came to the realization that this routine as is just is not for me, and I’m going to find a variation of it that works better for my schedule. The CEO routine is basically a culmination of the routines of your favorite CEOs. People like Steve Jobs and others have a very long work day, some 18 hours long and I now understand the salaries that they receive. The routine that I...

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AIDS v. HIV: Whats the difference?

In today’s society, there are more than 1.1 million people who have HIV, and if that is not shocking enough 1 in 7 of them do not even know that they are infected. With so many places, and different ways to get tested for HIV the only reason that someone would not know they are infected these days, is simply because they do not test themselves. Getting tested is just half the battle though, because when it comes to your health Knowledge is power. You’ll need a little more than just knowing whether you are positive or negative for HIV. You can not prevent something when you do not even know what it is! So today I am going to explain a little bit about...

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Natural Hair Kickstart | Reinvent Your Life Series

Hey Ladies! its that time of year again! We are going to be kickstarting all kinds of things next year and if you’re natural then your hair routine will be apart of it. Getting your hair routine back on track for 2019 is going to be vital for your hair journey, because lets face it, we all get off track sometimes. And if you’re like me, you’ve been off track for a few months or more (you know who you are sis). Specifically for those of us that are 2 or more years in, you’ve more than likely hit a plateau or maybe even a slump in your journey. That’s why a kickstart is necessary. We are going to discuss the kickstart, and I’m going to...

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Slay 2019 with a Financial Fresh Start | Financial Health

How many times have you gotten to the end of the year, and felt like you didn't quite accomplish the things you wanted to? I have, and as you probably already know it’s not a good feeling. One of the main reasons I’ve noticed is that they are creating all kinds of large goals for the new year and struggling to keep them. (If this is you, check our our post here on goal setting VS adopting a system). However, there is an even bigger problem that no one is talking about. Most people are not making any financial goals, and if they are, they're not making them in a way that's improving their day to day lives. So you might be wondering “Isn't this a...