Women Health & Fitness
What is Therapy - 3.3.23
Therapy is an investment into yourself that fosters self-reflection, self-love, self- accountability and clarity.
What therapy is not: instant gratification; a place to have someone tell you what to do; and cannot bring forth the change you want/need if you are not honest with self.
Here are a few instagram sources for some great information:
When ready to start therapy check with your place of employment (Supervisor or HR) they may offer Mental Health benefits that are free to you. Also check out Psychology Today; Therapy for Black Girls; or Clinicians of Color where you can find clinicians who take your insurance and meet whatever need/speciality you indicate.
Affordable Options when health insurance is not an option: Open Path Collective and Black Girls Smile
Spring Renewal - 4.4.22
April is here and a new season is upon us. With Spring comes a time of renewal, re-birth, longer days, and warmer weather. In addition, this is the time we exhale the first quarter of the year and inhale any shifts needed toward our goals made in January.
As we enter Spring, keep in mind that our Circle of Life* includes all aspects of self, inclusive of Spirituality, Social Life, Relationships, Home Environment, Physical Activity, Education, Career, Creativity, and Finances. Let's ensure we take inventory of how we are doing in these areas by spring cleaning and rearranging as necessary.
Meditation - 12.22.21
What is Meditation? Can I sit still long enough to meditate? What are the benefits of meditating? Is Meditation a Fad or is there scientific data to support it's benefits?
These are just some of the questions, I have received about Meditation. Did you know that meditation takes on various forms and has history dating back to 1500 BCE!
Take a look at this article which gives 28 Best Mediation Techniques.
Raw Diet - 1.15.2021
Have you considered transitioning to an all raw diet? Believe it or not, an all raw diet can be traced back to the 1800s.
There is a resurgence of individuals wanting to have a "living diet" because the Standard American Diet (SAD) is filled with chemically-ridden, overly processed, and genetically modified foods. It also lacks most of the vital nutrients essential for our bodies.
Health is a journey
September 01, 2020
Health is defined as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being; not just the absence of disease.
Wellness takes time and our bodies lets us know when things are wrong. I challenge you to intentionally add more whole vegetables to your plate with each meal. Eating whole foods does not have to be expensive. Try a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) in your community.
What You Eat will Tell Your Story
January 18, 2020
There is so much information to absorb and are you still trying to figure out which diet to follow.
Well, stop thinking diet and start thinking lifestyle. According to an article in Healthline, it was found that those who followed a healthy plant-based diet rich in vegetables, fruits, whole-grains, legumes and nuts had a significantly lower risk of developing heart disease than those following non-plant-based diets.
Knowing the 10 Signs of Alzheimer's
September 18, 2018
Just like the rest of our bodies, our brains change as we age. Most of us eventually notice some slowed thinking and occasional problems with remembering certain things. However, serious memory loss, confusion and other major changes in the way our minds work may be a sign that brain cells are failing. Alzheimer's is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks.
If you are experiencing this with self or a loved one, you do not need to feel alone. There are supports and resources available to you and your love ones. Alzheimer's Association has intentional outreach and training for diversified communities, so contact them today.
Stretching Exercises for Better Flexibility
April 01, 2018
Stretching may not be the most exciting part of working out, but doing flexibility work is just as important for a well-rounded fitness routine as strength and cardio work. Incorporating some stretching exercises into your workout schedule will help you improve flexibility, reduce tightness, and ultimately, make your workouts more efficient and safe.