BLACK GIRLS YOGA

I am very excited to be working toward a New adventure that will not only bring black women together who share and strive for the same common goals, but also want to grow in their personal practices with others similar to themselves. I hope to make Black Girls Yoga something that is known nationwide. Where women of color can come together and learn, share and grow from one another.

I follow some of the most inspiring, inspirational women on my Instagram account. Every morning I wake-up to see one of them flawlessly in a head stand as if they had been doing it since birth.  These women grace my timeline daily, giving me ideas, motivation and a firm grip on what I, myself can become.

I want to feature these women over time, and many others, building a Black Girls Yoga empire that will awaken another sister into who she wants to be as well.

 

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Adventures of the People and their fast food!!

GREETINGS TO ALL!!

Hope your day is as well as mine. If not, make sure you are doing something positive to change that.

This topic made me laugh out loud. I was thinking to myself, after getting home, about People. And I am speaking of no particular person, I am simply commenting on the majority of People.

For the time being, I have to do what I have to do to get by. This includes spending my days in a particular place of business that I am not too fond of and may I say I “can’t stand.” Yet I do what I have to with a smile on my face and optimism in my heart for the bigger picture which I am painting for myself and family.

With that being said, I just have to vent slightly, of some of the “things” which I hear come out of People’s face! With their “is this Diet soda” and “Heavy salt Please” on everything. I just don’t get it. Our society is full of addictions. I have come to see that each individual has some need of an outside stimulant which they feed as it becomes their addiction. Maybe this is part in due to the fact that we are creatures of habit, and we thrive on consistency and repetition.

All I can do is shake my head, seriously. And for so many other reasons as well. The main one being how meticulous and petty some People can be over some fast cooked, fake, processed junk. That so much thought and energy is put into something that was chemically put together by mindless machinery. Versus taking the time to chop, prepare and put together something using mind and heart.

But you say you spend your money on it right? Ok. I, myself can understand that. So why have I NEVER heard someone in a grocery store (which I have worked as well) or farmers market, picking and gripping over an apple? Or their bag of grapes? Or sack of potatoes? Or any other product that is actually real and can be considered Food. Why isn’t that much attention paid to the advancement of health and well-being as it is when it comes to feeding our addictions. Like being overly cautious about the thoughts we have? Or the things which we do throughout the day? Or how we treat one another? No one seems to be kicking up a fuss about subject matters that really affect lives. Especially in the category of wellness.

Once again, this is no offense to anyone. But if you are to find offense in some way, well than there must have been a reason. After having seen first hand a lot of things, I, myself, choose not to eat anything that comes with a “contains” list. This is not just because I have seen, first hand,  how down right disgusting things really are that People spend that hard earned  money on. I have seen the worthless value within it, and the way this “quick food craze” has fried this societies brain. It goes much deeper than this. I can honestly speak for myself that observing others, especially those whom are different, is my biggest life lesson. Being at the bottom has put me in such a great position to reach the top. Fully.

One more thing. That doctor you just paid hundreds of dollars to see to “care for your health,” he is the “heavy salt please” guy!! How is he caring for your health and well-being while he gives two you know what’s about his!!

AMERICAN FOOD!

AMERICAN FOOD!

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Ohio Lawmaker Nina Turner Calls For National Spotlight On Tamir Rice Case [VIDEO]

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This story truly touched me in many ways. All I could think of was this is someone’s little boy. He is a child. He was doing what children do. He could have easily been one of my two boys. Hearing this leaves a helpless ball of pain in my gut. Like really, what do you do? I, for one, don’t respect, appreciate nor associate with a “cop”.

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Cleveland Police shot and killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice within seconds of encountering him.

Rice was brandishing a toy gun. Surveillance video acquired from a youth center across the street from where the deadly encounter took place captured the tragic incident which left another young African American male dead.

On Monday, Roland Martin and the “NewsOne Now” panel (featuring Avis Jones-Deweever, Francesca Chambers and Lauren Victoria Burke) discussed the tragic shooting that has many in Cleveland and around the country asking why the police officers involved used deadly force to stop a child.

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Why Some People Mistake Diabetes For Signs Of Aging

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Looking deeper into our health.

Originally posted on News One:

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The U.S. has seen a sharp rise in the rates of diabetes over the past two decades, with 29.1 million Americans, or 9.3% of the population affected, according to the latest statistics from the American Diabetes Association

Diabetes occurs when a person has high blood glucose or blood sugar, either because insulin production is inadequate, or because the body’s cells do not respond properly to insulin, or both, according to Medical News Today. And African Americans are from 1.4 to 2.2 times more likely to be diagnosed with the disease than Whites, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, citing various studies.

Age 40 is about when some adults begin to show signs of diabetes, according to a report at Healthline. Some symptoms include frequent urination, thirst and weight loss or gain, which are similar to the what occurs during the aging…

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Winter Skin Relief: DIY Bath Salts

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Here’s something to get your hands dirty a little. I think it is a joy to create something which is going to later be used to soothe and pamper the body.

Originally posted on BlackDoctor:

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If you are serious about your bath time, then you will want to read on. Taking a bath is always a great way to relax and refresh, and in the winter it’s a perfect way to restore skin after facing cold, harsh elements daily. For an elevated bath experience, try formulating your own bath salts for a sure treat!

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups of Epsom salt: A mild pain and itch reliever, Epsom salt is great for releasing impurities form the body
  • 2 teaspoons fruit/vegetable oil: Jojoba, almond, olive, apricot, or grapeseed are all great options, but you could use almond, olive, apricot
  • 5–10 drops of  essential oil: Tuberose, sandalwood, lavender, eucalyptus are good for this
  • 1/4 cup sea salt: The salt gives the water a silk-like texture and softens the skin
  • Glass jar with a lid

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Mental Illness…Let’s Not Forget

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In Days To Come, I Hope To Spread More Awareness About The Importance Of Mental Illness, In The Black Community.

Originally posted on The Light 103.9 FM:

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Often times, mental health is considered less of a priority in comparison to physical health. However, when mental and physical health treatment coincide, positive outcomes are increased.

Consider this, if an individual treated a diagnosis of depression just as seriously as a diagnosis of hypertension or diabetes, the level of compliance with medication would likely increase.

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Luckie’s Quick Tips: Cherry Juice For Better Sleep

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Food For Thoughts

Originally posted on BlackDoctor:

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Energy and soft drinks (most of which contain high sugar and caffeine content) can stimulate the brain, disrupting high quality sleep. Why do you need high quality sleep?

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  • Appetite control
  • Energy improvement
  • Stress relief
  • Production of growth hormone for calorie-burning muscle
  • Optimal performance during exercise
  • Maximum results for race/competitive sporting event
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Instead of the usual suspects, try drinking tart cherry juice. Researchers from Louisiana State University found that drinking tart cherry juice twice a day can help you get almost 90 more minutes of sleep a night! Cherry juice contains melatonin and tryptophan, which assist in sleep regulation.

To reduce the risk of sleep-disrupting bathroom runs, avoid drinking beverages just before bedtime.

For optimal fitness results, balance high quality sleep with exercise and healthy nutrition.

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