All posts by : Alexandria

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 ...

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. ...

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, ...

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 ...

Fit Favs – March Edition

Fit Favs – March Edition

Hi everyone! I am back with the 2nd edition of fit favs. This time I decided to do a youtube video and discuss why I picked the items for the month of March. These are my favorite health and fitness products for March 2014. Please check out my previous post for February’s fit favs  ...

Cheap and Healthy Meals: $10 Feeds Family of Four

Cheap and Healthy Meals: $10 Feeds Family of Four

Normally, I am a 6am workout chick, but this week I am working out in the evenings since I am in the gym for more than an hour. After working out last night, I was starving and got an unexpected call from a friend who wanted to stop by to chat. Uhoh! I don’t mind when my friends stop by but I ...