Health + Wellness / SELF CARE

  • SEASONAL BLUES? HERE'S HOW TO CHEER YOURSELF UP!

    SEASONAL BLUES? HERE'S HOW TO CHEER YOURSELF UP!

    It’s the season of the big SAD, or as it’s clinically called seasonal affective disorder. Around half a million Americans will experience the big SAD each fall. But some will experience a milder case of SAD or as it’s also known as- the blues.    Have you been feeling under the weather but don’t know if it’s the big SAD? The Cleveland Clinic says to watch for changes in your mood like:   Sadness Anxiety Irritability Loss of interest in usual activities Withdrawal from social activities Inability to concentrate Extreme fatigue and lack of energy A “leaden” sensation in the...

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  • You’ve Lost Weight, But You Still FEEL Big, What Gives?

    You’ve Lost Weight, But You Still FEEL Big, What Gives?

    Getting healthy should be a healing journey. Every time I have tried to lose weight, and I did not approach it holistically, I ended up disappointed. Chances are you will end up frustrated too because it was never about what your body looks like, to begin with.
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  • USING HARMFUL HAIR PRODUCTS? HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW.

    USING HARMFUL HAIR PRODUCTS? HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW.

    Do you know if your haircare products are helping you achieve your healthiest self or harming you? Here's what you want to know in order to live your best life. You can start by asking yourself; do you trust the brands you use?

    At the end of the day, the bottom line is we have to trust that the brands we use; actually, help us achieve our goals. Our health is at stake. While we should be able to trust reputable beauty companies- apparently, that could be asking a lot. Click below to learn what you need to know to make the most informed decisions. 

    “Shockingly, 84% of chemicals detected were not listed on the product label.” -Silentsprings.org
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  • IS VIRTUAL WELLNESS THE NEW NORMAL?

    IS VIRTUAL WELLNESS THE NEW NORMAL?

    Yoga, Reiki, and Ayurveda Classes Go Virtual In this article, I wanted to explore how wellness practices like yoga, Reiki, and Ayurveda are transitioning into virtual spaces. These holistic approaches to better living, usually taught on far-away beaches or local studios are now online, but are they just as effective? Let’s dive in, what are Reiki, Ayurveda, and yoga certification classes?   Photo by Retha Ferguson from Pexels What Is Ayurveda (and Could It Be Helpful for Doulas To Learn?) Ayurveda can be translated from Sanskrit as meaning, “the science of life or knowledge of life.” As an Ayurveda practitioner,...

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  • PUT YOURSELF FIRST IN THE DIGITAL WORLD

    PUT YOURSELF FIRST IN THE DIGITAL WORLD

    The internet loves authenticity, so why is everyone trying so hard to be themselves? Darcie Wilder (Self-proclaimed America’s sweetheart on Twitter), published a guide on The Creative Independent. The guide was titled, How to put yourself online. Her article is an all-encompassing guide on how to maintain and create a healthy presence in digital spaces.     Her guide actually inspired this article. Do You Put Yourself First While Online? For whether reason you find yourself frolicking in the digital world, chances are you're not thinking about putting yourself first while you're online.    Try answering these questions to determine if you’ve been putting yourself first when you're within the digital world: Why...

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  • EFFORTLESSLY GLOW WITH A 5 STEP KOREAN SKIN-CARE ROUTINE, CURATED FOR WOMEN OF COLOR

    EFFORTLESSLY GLOW WITH A 5 STEP KOREAN SKIN-CARE ROUTINE, CURATED FOR WOMEN OF COLOR

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    Brown skin deserves good press, good products, and the perfect personalized beauty routine, oftentimes it doesn’t get that. We’re here to remedy that for you. By pulling together the perfect 5 step routine for melanin rich skin, inspired from a culture with such a behemoth beauty culture, it’s internationally irreproachable. The Korean skin care industry.  If you have a working knowledge of what it takes to achieve a perfect healthy looking complexion without makeup, you can easily take what you need from a beauty industry that seems to overlook brown skin. You don’t have to ask permission to sit at...

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