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Boston Marathon Surviver’s Experience and Tips for Runners

Boston Marathon Surviver’s Experience and Tips for Runners

Last year, I shared my personal thoughts on the Boston Marathon bombing. In the article, I noted I knew several people I knew were at the marathon, one in particular was Tony Reed, Co-Founder and Executive Director of NBMA (National Black Marathon Association ) and his family. I will never forget ...

Gym-Proof Natural Hairstyles

Gym-Proof Natural Hairstyles

Check out one of our most talked about article about gym-proof hairstyles on Essence.com ! With spring around the corner, many women are heading to the gym to shed those extra pounds. However, hair is still a huge obstacle that stops many of us from sticking to a consistent workout routine.  If ...

Oprah and Deepak Meditation Starts Today! #FindingYourFlow

Oprah and Deepak Meditation Starts Today! #FindingYourFlow

Going with the flow is responding to cues from the universe. It’s not about sitting back and waiting for things to happen. It’s a mindful trust and complete collaboration with what is present here and now. I some how got away from meditating and taking some quiet time out each day. ...

6 Awesome Recipes for National Grilled Cheese Day

6 Awesome Recipes for National Grilled Cheese Day

In honor of national grilled cheese day tomorrow, here are a few grilled cheese recipes that will blow your mind. Enjoy. Green Goddess Grilled Cheese Ingredients: 1 clove garlic, finely chopped 1 oil-packed anchovy, finely chopped 1 teaspoon lime zest (about 1 lime) 3 tablespoons chopped fresh ...

Natural Headache Remedy: Ginger Tea

Natural Headache Remedy: Ginger Tea

The other day I got a terrible, throbbing sinus headache. I stopped popping pain pills a while ago because of the negative side effects.  My quest for a natural headache remedy hadn’t been very successful in the past so I scowered the internet looking for a natural headache cure when I stumbled ...

Meal Prepping for Clean Eating and Weight Loss

Meal Prepping for Clean Eating and Weight Loss

I recently signed up for a training plan with celebrity trainer. Because of my unique nutritional needs, he sent me a list of approved foods and snacks for me to pick from each week. Once I looked at the list of items, I was able to craft an approved meal plan. I wanted to share with you my easy, ...

Chipotle’s Corn Salsa Recipe

Chipotle’s Corn Salsa Recipe

If you’ve followed us for any amount of time, you know we’re Chipotle junkies. Neither one of us eat fast food so Chipole is like our McDonald’s, except they serve real food. On numerous occasions, I’ve tried to recreate my vegetarian bowl from chipotle at home with no ...

What’s a Juice Fast REALLY Like? Find Out the Real Story

What’s a Juice Fast REALLY Like? Find Out the Real Story

I got the bright idea to try a juice fast the other day. Technically, I did a hybrid juice fast since I included smoothies as well. Read below as I recount my heroing experience hour by hour. 8:00 am – After my workout, I drank 8 oz of water. 8:15 am – After my meditation time (where I ...

Best Shampoos for Swimmers With Natural Hair

Best Shampoos for Swimmers With Natural Hair

Several readers have in-boxed me with questions about the best shampoos for swimmers with natural hair. It took a while for me to test the shampoos out and categorize them, but here are my top 3. Best Shampoo For Any Texture Nothing But Clarifying Shampoo – Many of us active chicks have ...

Tips for New Vegetarians

Tips for New Vegetarians

There are a few different types of vegetarians: Broadly defined, a vegetarian is a person who does not eat meat, poultry, and fish. Vegetarians eat mainly fruit, vegetables, legumes, grains, seeds, and nuts. Many vegetarians eat eggs and/or dairy products but avoid hidden animal products such as ...