• Signs you need a new doctor
    Health + Wellness

    8 Signs You Need a New Doctor

    Your doctor is one of the most important relationships you will ever have in your life. A good relationship with your doctor is extremely important when it comes to your overall health care. However, not all doctors are created equal. There are signs you can use to identify when it might be time for you to find a new doctor. When you see these signs that’s when its time to begin your journey to finding a new medical professional. Eight signs you need a new doctor include: Doctor doesn’t listen Personality conflicts Doesn’t share information Provides treatment you don’t need Consistently unavailable Long wait times Delayed results Difficult office staff…

  • Black Superwoman Myth
    Health + Wellness

    How the Myth of the Black Superwoman is Killing You

    The strong Black superwoman myth makes people believe you can abuse, oppress, and make Black women suffer as much as you want because we’ll get over it. Black women suffer in silence presenting to the world we’re strong and can handle any trauma or adversity but still rise to the top. We can do all things for all people except ourselves. The myth of the Black superwoman can kill you by holding on to the stereotype instead of loving yourself unconditionally, getting therapy, advocating for yourself, and listening to your body. The judgement of society can become a movie we play on a continuous loop in our daily lives. Holding…

  • What is forgiveness?
    Health + Wellness,  Lifestyle

    What is Forgiveness and Why Its Good for You

    Forgiveness can be one of the hardest things most of us will ever do in our lives. When someone hurts you, the natural reaction is to feel pain, anger, and maybe a little resentment. All of those things are for you and are only felt by you. What if you want to get to the other side of the anger and pain? Forgiveness is acknowledging what did happen and how it happened instead of what should have happened or could have happened. Forgiveness allows you to heal yourself of the pain. Forgiveness is letting go of the feelings of hurt and pain and moving on to the next moment of…

  • When is the best time to do fasted cardio?
    Health + Wellness

    What’s the Best Time of Day to Do Fasted Cardio

    Fasted cardio is when you increase your heart rate on an empty stomach to encourage your body to burn stored energy. Fasted cardio is best done in the morning after not eating for 8 to 12 hours. Cardio is one of the central keys to a fitness program, however, the type of cardio can make a difference. Fasted cardio helps burn calories and tricks the body into burning fat for energy instead of burning the food that you would’ve just consumed. It helps to build up the body over time with a steady low intensity that can result in the maximum benefit. Can I do fasted cardio anytime of the…

  • Alone time
    Lifestyle

    How to Find Time for Yourself During COVID

    It’s been five months since COVID-19 started to change how all of us live our daily lives. It stopped the daily schedule of wake up, go to work, go home, eat dinner, rinse and repeat.  Since summer 2020 has officially been canceled, everyone is home so its tough to get ME time. Is it even possible to get ME time in the age of COVID? The answer is YES!!!!! Carving out time for yourself has to be prioritized and planned like any other important activity. A house full of people allows for some creative opportunities to develop new and interesting ways to get quality time alone. Manage your space Make…