June 26, 2020

I’m not so proud as to say that I’ve never been made uncomfortable by someone else’s good fortune. That is to say that yeah, I’ve been envious before. Sure, it might be rare, but anyone who says they haven’t is a liar. There’s a lot of shame surrounding the act of admitting that you harbor irrational or childish emotions, but I think that shame stems from how poorly we’ve been trained to handle our emotions.

There are very few...

June 19, 2020

As someone who values self-improvement and growth above almost all else, I’m no stranger to burnout. Giving your all day after day can put even the most disciplined among us in a productivity rut. Burnout saps us of not only our motivation but our will. When one’s will, or that unconscious impetus towards self-actualization, becomes drained every aspect of our life is effected.

The worst part of burnout is that it can endure f...

April 13, 2020

It seems my past few articles have been peppered with COVID-19 talk but it’s hard to talk about contemporary times and issues without mentioning it. Especially considering that black people and especially, black women, are the most affected demographic. In Louisiana alone, black people make up only 33% of the population, yet make up 70% of the COVID-19 cases. These trends in the virus are virtually mirrored in Illinois, Michig...

April 8, 2020

We are currently living through an unprecedented time in modern world history with COVID-19. I am sure that in 50 years, scholars and bright eyed school children alike will learn about this time and make assumptions about the level of seriousness and panic, but the everyday reality is much different. At times, situations can seem surreal and at this point I'm almost numb to current events. 

However, I think that it is very...

January 16, 2020

Self-care has become the new holistic approach to treating the displeasure we might get from our day-to-day lives. Bath bombs and jade rollers have replaced therapist and self-medicating is at an all time high. Self-care is also touted as an easier, fun, and more affordable form of calming one’s anxieties and stressors due to its accessibility. However, even self-care in all its accessibility can still appear just out of reach...

December 17, 2019

If you suffer from painful menstrual cramps, you may want to revamp your diet. Millions of women around the world suffer from menstrual cramping and an estimated 10-15 percent of women experience menstrual pain severe enough to interfere with their daily activities.

Though my menstrual cramps have never been severe enough to interfere with my day, I did experience cramping like clockwork the day before and 2-3 days after my cyc...

December 9, 2019

I’m pretty sure you’ve heard of the great debate over organic produce vs. non-organic, or conventionally grown produce. Some believe there are no significant differences (or benefits) between organic and conventionally grown produce, while others are convinced that organic reigns supreme (raising hand because that is me!). 


A study conducted in 2002 by Rutgers University revealed a vast difference in mineral content...

December 3, 2019

In order to level up, it is necessary to start by making changes from within, one of those changes being what we choose to put into our bodies. Before we can see ourselves flourish, there is one thing that needs to be put in order - our health. Mental wellness and physical wellness feed off of one another, so neglecting one might be to the detriment of the other.

The best way to improve physical wellness and, thus, mental well...

November 29, 2019

Now that temperatures have dropped and the sky has been gray and stormy more often than not, at least for those of us living in places with colder climates, it can be difficult to constantly feel as though the sun might never show its face again.

This can be all the more challenging when you are abroad, and therefore, away from family and friends who might be able to ease the burden of seasonal depression.

Seasonal depression us...

November 29, 2019

If you're trying to improve your health smoothies are an awesome way to get your fruits and veggies in all at once. You've probably noticed how trendy smoothies are right now; and because you're reading this blog, I'm going to assume that you want to drink smoothies but you want to do it the right way. Believe it or not, there are some do's and don'ts when it comes to making smoothies, and I want to make sure you're following...

November 22, 2019

Kale is at the forefront of the health revolution, and for good reason. I recommend that everyone consume more of this great green veggie just because it’s so powerful in preventing disease, reducing inflammation and fighting aging. When I started eating kale regularly, I began to see and feel a difference in my body. My strength, energy and immunity increased tremendously. I have to thank kale for that! So, how can kale take...

November 14, 2019

Don't get caught up in the HYPE and scam of buying diet foods. When it comes to what to eat, keep it simple. Anything being advertised to you as healthy, is likely not healthy. Let's discuss the top healthy foods you should avoid!

1. Orange Juice

Most orange juice you find in the grocery store is filled with added sugar and is actually very processed. Did you know that oxygen is stripped from the juice to extend the shelf life u...

November 6, 2019

Hands down the top complaint I hear from ladies is about their bellies. They want to know “how do I get rid of this belly fat?” Ladies, we usually start out willing to do anything lose the belly fat for obvious reasons. Nobody wants to look pregnant when they actually aren’t. This is a common problem and struggle for many people.

Many of us want to get rid of belly fat or visceral fat for aesthetic reasons but your health is of...

October 30, 2019

Is red wine actually good for you? There are few things I can think about more satisfying then having a glass of wine at the end of a long day. While I do not recommend anyone start drinking red wine JUST for health benefits, there are studies that suggest the occasional glass is will not harm you. 

The 411 on Red Wine…

Heart health- Red wine is full of healthy antioxidants that may help prevent heart disease in the same way fru...

October 23, 2019

There are 5 main areas of our lives that need to be addressed in order to live a balanced, healthy & happy life. They include: Mental Health, Physical Fitness, Nutrition, Spiritually or Religion and Career. For today’s blog we will focus on mental health. 

Your Mental Health Matters

In my opinion mental health is the most important area to be addressed and maintained. Mental health goes right along...

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