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Stress and its effects on HIV/AIDS

Hey Sis! I hope you are manifesting things in your life that you have been striving towards, for years now. So if you’ve been hanging around all month, you’ll know that I have been focusing a lot on stress and how it affects you and different parts of your life, and today is no different. Stress is one of those things that if we don't learn how to manage it properly, it will run rampant in our bodies. When your dealing with an infection like HIV/AIDS the last thing you need is something like stress overwhelming you and weakening your body’s defenses even further. What does stress do to the body? There is a myriad of ways that stress can affect your body. Some of the most...

5 More Stress relieving tips | National Stress Awareness Day

Hey Sis! I hope your day is going well, and that you’re cultivating a life you love. As you know this is Stress Awareness month, but I bet you didn’t also know that today is Stress Awareness Day as well? Seems like you should really be aware of stress don’t it?  We talked about this before in my last article on the topic (read that one here), so I wont get too deep into it other than its bad and can lead to heart problems as well. But in celebration, of Stress Awareness Day I want to give you 5 more ways to deal with your stress. Listen to music Listening to music (no matter what kind) is definitely good for you. Singing your heart out, crying...

5 Ways To Relieve Stress | National Stress Awareness Month

Hey sis! I hope that everything in life is going well for you. I’m doing okay but like many of us I have been stressed out lately. Even as I write this I’m urging myself to relax my face so I don't cause myself a headache. For many of us, stress is one of the most prevalent health risks in our lives. It's important to learn how to manage your stress, but what I find the hardest is what can help relieve it. So in honor on national stress awareness month, i’m bringing you 5 ways to help relieve stress. Paint Now, you guys may not know this, but I’m no artist. I can barely color inside the lines. So when I painted a ceramic vase...

Top 3 ways paying down (and off eventually) your credit card debt can reduce stress| National Pay Down Credit Cards Day

Hey my beautiful queens! I hope that you are all faithfully and dutifully keeping up with your journeys in life, and that things are manifesting in your best interests. In honor of National Pay Down Credit Card Debt day, I thought I would would check in on how our financial goals are turning out this year. We talked about budgeting in a previous post, and how important it was, and now the next part of the equation is paying down our debt. In my other post where I talked about how your financial situation affects your life, I talked about how debt can cause extra stress in your life. This extra stress can cause you to be thrown off your other journeys as well, whether...

HOW TO DITCH THE DEPRESSION MEDS!

Are you on anti-depression or anxiety medication?  Are you ready to live your life free of chemical manipulation from pills?  Are you ready to put the effort into your mental health that you deserve? Here’s a quick overview on how to start the path to mental clarity, away from pharmaceutical intervention. TAKING THE MEDICATION Research and ask your Doc or NP.  Why did he/she give this particular medication (rx) to you?  How is it working to make you feel less “depressed” or “anxious”?   Side effects.  Short term and long-term?  Lost nutrients.  Are there any supplements you can take that will help you regaining any nutrients lost by taking the rx? WEANING OFF THE MEDICATION DO NOT quick cold turkey! Consult with your MD or NP.  Be firm in stating that you want...

FORGIVE DOES NOT MEAN TO FORGET

To forgive does not necessarily mean to forget. To forgive does not mean that all can go back to the way things were before the negative event. Forgiveness is a means of letting go. For me, I have carried a lot of emotional weight for many years. I judged myself. I couldn't accept myself for the person I was when I was younger. I was embarrassed of the stupid, reckless mistakes that I have made. I allowed myself to hang on the experiences I've had with those whom have horribly wronged me. I clung to all of these negative things, until they became a safety blanket, this was an unhealthy safety blanket that caused me to continue to make similar mistakes and not let go of the past. Some months ago during a yoga session at home, I...

TRUSTING YOUR INTUITION

Every woman possesses within her "gut feelings". The feelings that keep us going down one path or changing paths completely. Inside our minds exists this amazing gift of intuition; although, many women are not educated on how to expand these feelings. Ever wanted to learn how to trust yourself more? Do you want to feel better about the decisions you're making? Need advice on your current relationships, career path, and goals? The answers to all of these questions are guided by your intuition. The Mind Unleashed wrote an article about 7 key steps to enhancing and trusting your intuition. I have applied these steps on a daily basis for many months in my life. Not only do I feel better about the choices I make, I'm confident in where my life...