7 Goal Setting Health Tips to Success

We are a little over three months from the start of the year and you may find some of the goals you started on January 1st have fallen by the wayside. Why is that? 

Sometimes we can get so caught up in making goals for the New Year because others are making them or what the start of a new year signifies that we can create goals on the fly without giving them

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3 Ways to Turn Your Experience into Your Expertise

When it comes to showcasing your knowledge in a certain area, you can turn life’s lessons into ways you develop a strong sense of how successful you can be in a certain area. For instance, there are some experiences in life, such as running a business, where the knowledge and success you’ve learned

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Key List of (Actual) Items You Need in Your Closet

Society and social media will tell you that it is essential to have the proper clothing and accessories to go out on the town, go to work, go on vacation, and to the gym, etc. The crazy thing about it is, we don’t truly need all this “stuff.” We can make what we have work for every situation

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Go the Extra Mile Sis! Study Proactively

Are you a proactive person or a reactive person? Personally speaking, As an artist, I have struggled with being proactive with projects, sometimes having to wing it versus giving the project 100 percent of my effort and energy. Being a proactive person meaning being 100 percent prepared, taking control of your time, as well as executing with little to no error.

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Investment vs. A Waste Of Money: Learning to Maximize your Finances in your Fitness Journey!

As you go through your health journey, it is important to be as honest as possible with yourself financially. Many of us would love to have the best trainers and the best foods catered to the body that we would like to achieve; however, as a Twenty Somethin who is trying to build a bawdy as well as my income, I have to

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Author Turned Singer-Songwriter to Release her First Music Project: Feature Interview with Kia Marie

Kia Marie is a multiple award-winning songwriter, recording artist, poet and author committed to inspiring others through poetic storytelling. Through her work, Kia shows how you can bridge the gap between the dreams that we all have and the self-doubt we must overcome. She gives her listeners

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To My Skinny Sistas

I never cared about my health or habits. I thought, “Well, if being skinny is the goal… I’ve already made it, right?” My big sister was the same way she was skinny as a fishing pole. After her first baby, she snapped right back to her beach bod without so much as stepping on a treadmill. However, it was when she had her second baby that started to gain weight. She became frustrated that she still looked nine months pregnant

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The (All Too Familiar) Story of Black Women and Their Health

Racial bias and discrimination in our healthcare system leave Black women to suffer from misdiagnoses and preventable illnesses. This occurs on levels unprecedented. Black women are 3 to 4 times likely to die from labor and develop cervical cancer, an easily preventable illness. This can be the result of several problems, such as

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The Truth Behind My Passion For Women Empowerment

In the past four years, I’ve seen myself act hateful towards women who did nothing to me. I have been the young woman who wondered what another queen had that I didn’t have at that time. I have said nasty things about other queens to make myself feel good. I put myself in a competition with other queens because of my own insecurities. Fearing that they would

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Balancing your Fitness Goals with a Demanding Career

Many times, we feel like we have to sacrifice healthy habits for the sake of our careers or the things that we are working on to create the life that we want for ourselves. However, that mindset does not have to be the end all for how we choose to navigate through our lives. We have to not only consider

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How to Stay Focused on Health Goals that Aren't Yet Manifesting

Having a strong health journey is a sign that you want to give your body the love it deserves. It can be discouraging when you’re eating right and exercising well but have yet to reach your fitness goals. Although there are various reasons why we can start a health journey without seeing

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Resistance Band Exercises to Shape Your Lower Body

The top reason being people fail to accept the change mentally before they do the work, so although you may have signed up for a 1 year contract at Goodlife, you need to be ready to get up at least 3x a week and actually workout. I’m not writing this to remind you about what you haven’t done, but I do want to

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How the Plant Based Lifestyle is Changing the Black Community

African Americans are adopting plant-based lifestyles for various reasons. According to various media outlets, the standard American diet isn’t favorable for African Americans. Our bodies aren’t able to properly consume high volumes of dairy and meat products versus other groups. In addition, as an ethnicity group, we

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Here's Why You Should Stop Dieting ASAP

I’d step on the scale every other morning and find a pound was added to my overall weight. For a while, I thought my scale must have been broken. Then, I ended up going to see a doctor for a routine check-up. They weighed me and I realized what I feared was true. Clearly, it was time to cut out everything “bad” I was

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Importance of Proper Nutrition in your 20s

I decided to make a change and I started off by doing a 30-day challenge where I followed a specific nutrition plan. After 30 days, I noticed a drastic change – not just in my physical results, but in my overall health and wellness. My energy level enhanced, but most importantly

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The Art of Emotional Allowance

We live in a world where being expressive about our feelings is viewed as being weak. It’s mocked, shunned, and even frowned upon. “Oh you’re being too emotional,” “stop crying all the time,” and “Suck it up” are all things children hear at some point when it comes to expressing themselves. As a result, it creates emotionless and emotionally unavailable adults. In more recent times,

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Two Black-Owned Workout Apparel Brands that You Should Know

I’ve recently started going to later in the evening for yoga and additional cardio; so, I’ve been trying to, put a little more thought into my workout clothing to feel more confident and put together. This new need, inspired me to search for black-owned workout clothing that’s affordable, empowering and (of course) super flattering.

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Finding Consistency in Working Out

I’ve always been athletic, running track and playing soccer my whole life. The issue I’ve always ran into is being consistent when it came to working out/ practice. It was just something I disliked doing. I loved winning but it was not enough to get me to go to practice/ workout each day. However, this has now changed years later. 

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