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10 Women in Black History you’ll love! | Black History Month

Hey my beautiful queens! I hope you are all manifesting amazing things in your life and working hard to accomplish your dreams. As black women we have so much drive  and ambition that helps push us and our entire community forward. So today, in celebration of black history month, I thought it would be a good idea to pay homage to some of these influential women, and bring you 10 women from black history that you will love! Althea Gibson If you love Serena Williams then we definitely have to pay homage to the woman help helped pave the way. Ms Gibson was the first black woman to compete in Wimbledon back in 1951. Learn her full story 2. Mary Mahoney This woman was the first black nurse to...

How Water Fasting Affects Heart Health

There are so many people who carry out fasts for religious or spiritual reasons, for detoxing purposes, and more. I, myself, have carried out the water fast on two occasions when I was in high school. I thought it was the obvious way to shed an abundance of weight because I wouldn’t be consuming any sugars, starches, or carbs. Years later, I wonder what I was possibly risking with my health. What is the Water Fast? Water fasting is the act of fasting all foods and only consuming water. Many people water fast to lose weight or for its health benefits. It is advised that the water fast exceeds no more than 72 hours at a time, however doing so for a longer time should not be...

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How To Fall In Love With Yourself

Valentine’s Day approaches and some of us don’t have any plans. The holiday of love reminds so many women of the fact that they are “without love” but hopefully this year will be a lot different. This Valentine’s Day it’s time to fall in love with yourself! Alone Time: You’re probably thinking “Why on earth would I choose to be alone?” Here’s why. Every relationship requires effort and quality time, so why don’t you have that with yourself? Take some time to get to know yourself and start to enjoy your own company. Get to Know Yourself: As many years as we have alive, very often we think we know who we are and rely on the perceptions of others to alter our own perceptions of ourselves....

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Be Careful “Falling In Love” (Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month)

Love is such a beautiful thing! Everyone wants love in some capacity, sometimes a little too much. When we think of dating violence we almost never think about teen dating violence. We look back at our teenage years and remember the deep crushes we had on someone or the “relationship goals” image that you and your significant other iminated throughout school. We have to stop only looking at the surface level and look a little deeper. Sometimes it’s the little things that we miss as teenagers and I need you to be careful! Here are 3 signs that the relationship is violent: The Issue of Privacy: PJ Morton said it best with “I don't wanna go thru your phone, some things are better left unknown.” You are...

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The Pros and Cons of Going Cold Turkey!

How many of us wanted to start a new diet or quit consuming something and thought the best way to do it was going cold turkey? My hand is raised because I know I have. Let me tell you, it was not easy! I’m going to give you my take on quitting soda cold turkey. I’m choosing soda because I am so deeply in love with Coca Cola that it’s crazy! So here are my pros and cons of quitting (Coca Cola) cold turkey. Pros Clearer Skin: As you know soda has way too much sugar in it for people like me to consume multiple times a day everyday. When I quit drinking soda cold turkey, I had noticeably clearer skin over time. Energy: Reducing the amount...

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How to Grocery Shop for Healthy Foods on a Budget

“I want to eat healthier! I have so many goals I want to achieve but healthy food is expensive and I don’t want to eat like a rabbit.” Is this you? I feel like we all have been in this position. We don’t all have the money to go completely crazy on healthy food. I have a few suggestions for you to get healthy and still be able to save a few coins. Plan Your Meals Decide what kind of meals you want to make and what kinds of foods you’re willing to eat. This way you aren’t buying foods you think you’ll eat at some point but instead, you’re buying foods you will eat and have a plan to make.   Make a List I promise this will...

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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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