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6 Ways to Fight Anxiety and Depression
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6 Ways to Fight Anxiety and Depression

Since I was an early teen, I have always struggled with depression. In the last few years, anxiety was added to the mix. These aren’t uncommon struggles, especially amongst African-Americans. However, we are less likely to do anything about it and choose to silence ourselves and our emotions. According to an article from the Huffington Post, data from the CDC showed that African-Americans are more likely to report major depression, but less likely to seek treatment. In our community, we look at therapy and counseling as bad words. They aren’t….

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Living with Intention
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How to Live with Intention Daily

At the beginning of 2017, I said you know what, I want to go into the year living with more intention. In 2016, I found myself constantly all over the place with my thoughts and not doing the things I wanted to do. I would say I wanted to do go to the gym more, learn how to meal prep and declutter my apartment. I wanted do these things, but was never intentional. I’m sure this has happened to almost everyone before and that is okay! I knew I needed…

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Social Media Detoxing
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Social Media Detoxing

If I calculated how much time I spent scrolling on my various social media handles, I would be completely unashamed. I would start on one page, somehow end up on another and the next thing I know I am way too deep into lurking on someone’s page that I did not even know! Then I would hop from one social media site to the next until I have drained myself and an embarrassing amount of time has passed. This could go off and on for various hours. I would look…

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Four Ways to Practice Gratitude
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Four Ways to Practice Gratitude

Thanksgiving is among us and as we prepare for the family fun and good food, we can’t forget the purpose of the holiday. Taking time to acknowledge what you’re thankful for is important and it can be done in various ways. Here are four ways to practice gratitude this Thanksgiving and for the rest of the year. Write it Down One of the simplest and most common ways to practice gratitude is to write it down. There’s something about writing things down that makes the gratitude more tangible and can…

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Self-Care
in HEALTH, Health Tips, MIND AND BODY

Treat Yourself: Three Simple Ways to Engage in Self-Care

One of my favorite things about being a woman is the innate ability we have to juggle multiple roles and appear to have it altogether. We make sure our family, friends, employer, church and any other affiliation we have are in good shape, but fail to take care of ourselves. We will use all of our strength to make sure we complete our daily to-do lists without putting ourselves on it. As a nurse, I know firsthand how stress can affect your body or quality of life and yet I…

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Workout Mindset
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Three Ways to Get Into the Mindset for Working Out

My whole life, I have been a very active person when it comes to physical activity. However when I was pregnant, I took a whole year off from exercising. I really did not have a reason as to why in the beginning of my pregnancy. When I got to my second trimester, I experienced a flare-up of my Ulcerative Colitis that lasted throughout the rest of my pregnancy. Since that happened, I did not have any energy to exercise. I just wanted to do what I needed to do to…

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How to Begin Finding Yourself

Finding yourself is often looked at as a place you go to or state of being that is impossible to achieve. Finding yourself is not about making extreme changes, but about letting down walls. It’s also about believing you are already that person, but just needs a little brushing off. You have to believe you are that person and be willing to build off what is already magical about you. When you feel it is happening for you, it will click on like a lightbulb. You will be able to…

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in Fitness, HEALTH, MIND AND BODY

Athletic Gear Review: Fabletics

Everybody is always looking for a good deal; get an extra bang for your buck! I myself am very frugal and whenever I can find essentials that are quality and a good price, I spread the word. If you haven’t heard of the website already, well HERE it is…. Fabletics.com. Fabletics is a website that has stylish, very fashionable workout and lounge wear. What I like most about this website is that it suggests athletic gear and styles for you based on your preference. It is almost like a virtual…

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